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Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict

OT: Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict

Lisa Immordino Vreeland // USA, 2015
Documentary Feature // FF2015



Documentary Art icon Peggy Guggenheim’s life in the cultural upheaval of the 20th century was characterized by affairs and relationships with artists like Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock and Marcel Duchamp. Her passion led her to become one of America’s most influential art patrons, collectors and gallerists of contemporary art. The basis for the film is recordings of interviews with Peggy Guggenheim from 1978 and 1979 previously thought lost, which bring to light her sensitive and temperamental character. Also featured are luminaries of the art world like dealer Larry Gagosian, historian Dore Ashton, the director of the New Museum Lisa Phillips and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is a fascinating portrait of a woman whose life was as intriguing and unusual as the art that she collected.


In 2011, Lisa Immordino Vreeland (*1963) created a cinematic monument for her fashion icon grandmother in the form of Diana Vreeland -– The Eye Has to Travel. The film was shown at numerous festivals and won an award at the Chicago International Film Festival. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is her second documentary.


Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict

Documentary Feature





97 min


Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Bernadine Colish, Lisa Immordino Vreeland, John Northrup

Stanley Buchthal, David Koh, Dan Braun, Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Peter Trilling

Bernadine Colish, Jed Parker

J. Ralph

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Submarine Entertainment

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David Koh, Submarine Entertainment: dk@submarine.com

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