Download PDF by Peggy Guggenheim: Confessions of an Art Addict

By Peggy Guggenheim

ISBN-10: 0062288369

ISBN-13: 9780062288363

A consumer of paintings because the Thirties, Peggy Guggenheim, in a candid self-portrait, offers an insider's view of the early days of recent paintings, with revealing bills of her eccentric prosperous kinfolk, her own relationships, and infrequently extraordinary portrayals of the artists themselves. here's a publication that captures a useful bankruptcy within the historical past of contemporary paintings, in addition to the spirit of 1 of its maximum advocates.

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That was not the answer Carver wanted to hear. Sitting on my bicycle, I looked up to see Carver’s face; instead, all I could see were his flaring nostrils. He looked like a giant compared to me. Carver reared back his cannonballsized fist and belted me in the nose, knocking me clean off my bicycle. He then jumped on my bike and pedaled away. I never saw my Huffy bicycle again. Carver stopped me another day, when my sister and I were walking home from Clay Street Elementary. This time I didn’t have a bike he could steal from me, so I wasn’t sure why he was picking a fight with me.

She’s staring upward to the left of the camera lens, as though trying to please someone she must obey. When I look at this photo, I see an innocent little girl who appears to be afraid of much more than a photographer. I would be an adult before I found out that during her childhood, Mama had been treated badly by a number of men. Maybe that’s why she had such a love-hate relationship with so many men—including me. indd 26 7/18/14 12:08 PM Four VA NCE S T REE T V ICE, M AY H E M , A N D M U R D ER M a m a a n d C a r rol l e v e n t ua l ly di vorc e d.

It was the calm before the storm. Pat r ic i a s ta r t l e d m e awa k e i n t h e m i ddl e of t h e night by shaking my arm. “Mama wants us in the car,” she whispered. ” I mumbled, rubbing my eyes and trying to blink the sleep out of them. ” Patricia repeated orders I recognized as coming directly from Mama. In the darkness I crawled down from the top bunk bed and headed toward the front door. indd 23 7/18/14 12:08 PM 24 The Crazy Years the bed. I crept silently past the doorway and outside to the car, where Patricia already had the door open for me.

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