Peggy Guggenheim 'The Shock of the Modern' - Francine Prose
Oh for the love of Peggy. What an utterly fascinating creature she was, style, grace, taste, and a whole bunch of money. But behind the facade of wealth and all those important friends lay a troubled woman who lost her father Benjamin Guggenheim on the Titanic, (just one major blow), and who went on to become one of the most important modern art collectors of all time. And when you go see her villa in Venice, have a seat in her famous chair. The spirit of Peggy is there. This read takes us on the wild ride that is Peggy's life.