Peggy’s Palazzo

A private view of Peggy Guggenheim's Venice home

Words: Lee Tulloch, Photography: Tony Amos
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Peggy Guggenheim, in her caftans and huge sunglasses, riding around Venice in her private gondola with her dogs, became an accidental fashion icon in her latter years. But her devotion to contemporary art was serious and her instincts sound. Her exceptional collection of great 20th Century masterpieces is housed in her palazzo on the Grand Canal in Venice, and the spirit of Peggy still pervades every room. We were lucky enough to be granted a private visit, to what is now Italy’s number one museum of modern art. Indulge in some Pegginess with us.

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