1940: Peggy Guggenheim Against the Nazis.

Peggy Guggenheim, 1937.
I’ve been fascinated with Peggy Guggenheim, as of late. While her collection at the Guggenheim, in Venice, is remarkable, the collection is only as impressive as the woman herself. Mindful of the times in which we find ourselves, it’s worth remembering that Peggy risked much to protect her art from the Nazis—much of which would have been destroyed by the Third Reich as subversive.

I recently rediscovered the Smithsonian’s clip on this very story. Take a look.

Peggy Guggenheim at home in Venice.