PAWS IN ART: PEGGY GUGGENHEIM & HER DOGS
The iconic Peggy Guggenheim was an American art collector and socialite. As a self-described "art addict," she dedicated her life to supporting art and the artists of her time. She collected art from all over the world and exhibited her collection in 1949 at The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, her modern art museum in Venice.
Her collection, which is valued above all the current billionaire art collectors of our present time has art masterpieces ranging in style from cubism and surrealism to abstract expressionism and has become one of the most visited cultural attractions in Venice.
Peggy Guggenheim had another love other than arts; dogs. Especially the breed of Lhasa Apsos. She lived out her days in the company of 14 Lhasa Apso dogs. Cappuccino, Peacock, Sir Herbert, Hong Kong, Gypsy, Emily, Butterfly, Baby, and more...
Guggenheim referred to her dogs as "my beloved babies" She was usually photographed with her fleet of Lhasa Apso dogs by her side, she often brought some of them wherever she went. Her ashes and theirs lie side-by-side in her private garden and it was her wish when she passed to sleep with her ‘beloved babies’ as she did in life...
We Woof You Peggy, You're An Inspiration!
Pics from: Wikipedia & Pinterest & Guggenheim Museum