|This is the entrance courtyard,
where you purchase tickets.
Once Peggy Guggenheim’s home, it’s now a museum with a world-class collection of European and American art from the first half of the 20th century. The permanent collection is made up of works by Picasso, Braque, Léger, Brancusi, de Chirco, Mondrain, Kandinsky, Miro, Klee, Magrtitte, Polack Gorky, Calder and Peggy Guggenheim’s husband, Max Earnst. Many of these artists more significant works I can see just a short walk from my house here in Buffalo, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, I might add.
This sculpture garden is more about the sculpture than the garden, bu the garden was designed to highlight the sculpture. It looked “bespoke,” with very manicured plantings, immaculate beds and overall very handsome and restrained.
|Again the entrance courtyard with a Eduardo Chillida’s Estela a Millares, 1960-72 in the distance.|
|Don’t know the artists’ name or work title, but he’s cute!|
|I liked these iron gates with large chunks of “gemstones” embedded.|
|Alexander Calder, The Cow, 1970|
|The Mueeum is right on the Grand Canal and you can sit outside for a while just watching the boats go by.
Looks like there’s a nice garden across the way.
|Mario Merz, If the Form Vanishes Its Root Is Eternal, 1982–89|
|Can you imagine having neon in your hedge? How do you trim it? Carefully, I would imagine.|
|Luciano Minguzzi, Two Figures, 1950–52
|Loved this table/bench tree canopy thingy. It was hard to photograph without people sitting around it.|
|Here is Where Peggy “rests.”|
|And right here, next to her, is where her pets rest. The strangest dog name is Pegeen.
It’s only odd because it was also her daughter’s name!
|Anish Kapoor, Untitled , 2007|
|Mirko, Roaring Lion II, 1956|
|Mirko, Architectural Element, 1953|
|Mimmo Paladino, The Cloven Viscount , 1998|
|Jenny Holzer, Survival, 2003|