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Peggy Guggenheim

Woman Crush: Peggy Guggenheim

Adele Dejak, Adele Dejak Lifestyle, art, Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

Marguerite “Peggy” Guggenheim also known as just Peggy Guggenheim was an American art collector, bohemian and socialite.  She was born to the wealthy New York City Guggenheim family, she was the daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim, and the niece of Solomon R. Guggenheim, who would establish the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. In the high-rolling, modern-Medici world of 20th-century art patronage and art collecting, Peggy Guggenheim was unique. She was an insatiable art collector like nobody else, picking up items that didn’t sell, and works for which there was, as yet, no market, just because she loved them. She bought art, not as an investment, but because she saw something…

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The art of Michael Soi: in A Chat about Creatives in Africa

Adele Dejak Lifestyle, African designers, art, Our World, Uncategorized | One Comment

Michael Soi may need no introduction to art fans in Nairobi.  Michael is an artist who began his career as a sculptor and subsequently refined his own visual and artistic vocabulary over the years. Working from his studio at the GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi, Michael has participated in numerous artist workshops, and exhibited widely both locally and internationally.   We recently caught up with him at the GoDown Centre where he was exhibiting his newest series called ’The Women in My Life’. The show was a tribute to publicly recognize the women in his life. We were down at the centre…

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