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Audio Download: Uptown with Peggy Guggenheim at Art of This Century

Friday, October 01, 2010

WNYC

There are galleries – and there are galleries. Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century wasn’t your average display space. It had curving gumwood walls, turquoise floors, amoeboid furniture and bizarre mechanical contraptions. It was the product of one of New York’s more notorious socialites (Peggy was renowned for her free-love ways) and a rotating cast of architects, surrealists, poets, artists, oddball curators and thinkers. Get this audio download here.

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From the WNYC Archives: Peggy Guggenheim in the '60s

Friday, October 01, 2010

WNYC

In the winter of 1969, Peggy Guggenheim, 70, took leave of her beloved Italian villa to come to New York City to see her personal art collection displayed, for the first time, on the spiraling ramps of the Guggenheim Museum. During this visit, she sat down for a long-format Q&A with WNYC's Ruth Bowman for the 1960s-era arts program, "Views on Art."

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