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Peggy Guggenheim, pictured here at age 50, seated in front of the Greek Pavillion in 1948 at the 24th Venice Biennale, where she exhibited her collection.

Peggy Guggenheim, pictured here at age seated in front of the Greek Pavillion in 1948 at the Venice Biennale, where she exhibited her collection

Foto: dpa

Foto: dpa

Penny says, "Truth being stranger than fiction, Benjamin Guggenheim literally sank with the Titanic on April 15, 1912, leaving Florette alone with her daughters in somewhat precarious financial circumstances. So while PG carried a name that seemed to imply great good fortune, she actually had a childhood filled with tragedy and she grew up knowing she would always be thought of as an object of pity."

As a new film about the famed art collector hits screens, we sit down with its director to unravel the legacy of the woman who put art before her own life

Heroínas: Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim, 1942 i need an iconic board

Peggy Guggenheim adored her Lhasa Apso's for a lifetime...

Peggy Guggenheim adored her Lhasa Apso's for a lifetime.

Peggy Guggenheim, in the garden of her palace in Venice in 1979.

Art patron & collector Peggy Guggenheim, in the garden of her palace- Venice

Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim

The Priceless Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim + Calder Mobile

Peggy Guggenheim 1964 Londra, dicembre 1964 © Getty Images- with Alexander Calder's mobile -(inventor of)

Peggy Guggenheim, Venezia

Peggy Guggenheim in venice

Peggy Guggenheim in the bedroom of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni; behind her Alexander Calder, Silver Behead (1945-46, PGC)

Peggy Guggenheim Doc Highlights Art, Sex—artnet News

Peggy Guggenheim in her early 60's in the bedroom of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni; behind her Alexander Calder's Silver Behead (1945-46 PGC) in Venice.

Slideshow: The Legacy of Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim in her early in the bedroom of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni; behind her Alexander Calder's Silver Bedhead PGC) in Venice.

Peggy Guggenheim at her home on The Grand Canal, Venice … mid 1950’s. In the background L’Atelier (Pablo Picasso) and in the foreground Arc of Petals (Alexander Calder).

Peggy Guggenheim at her home on The Grand Canal, Venice … mid In the background L’Atelier (Pablo Picasso) and in the foreground Arc of Petals (Alexander Calder).

The palazzo as seen when occupied by Peggy Guggenheim. - See more at: http://www.theenglishroom.biz/2014/04/14/venice-and-the-peggy-guggenheim-collection/#.dpuf

peggy guggenheim style: The art collector and socialite who saw the world through through plastic, geometric-rimmed lenses.

No party like a Venetian Peggy Guggenheim party. (Someday, @Stuart Folkes)

No party like a Venetian Peggy Guggenheim party

Peggy Guggenheim and Benita Guggenheim at the Dog Show of the Westchester Kennel Club at Gedney Farms in New York, 1919

▫Duets▫ sisters, twins & groups of two in art and vintage photos - Peggy & Benita Guggenheim with "Twinkle" at the third annual dog show of the Westchester Kennel Club, 1919

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