Historical Hot or Not IV

Some people say it's all in the family. So today on Museum Hotties (or Notties), I submit for your consideration, Peggy Guggenheim.
Man Ray, Peggy Guggenheim, 1924, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Peggy was a wealthy heiress, deeply involved with the Parisian avant-garde, who was even briefly married to Max Ernst. Hugely influential as a leader of taste by example, she championed the careers of artists like Jackson Pollock. Like her uncle Slomon Guggenheim, her collection of modern art formed the nucleus of an eponymous museum. Once planned for London, it is now housed in Venice. So - by the standards of her day, is she hot or not? Or should we perhaps ask - awesome or really awesome?
If you still can't decide, here are some more photos:

Comments

Jenny said…
Sultry and strange, certainly. There's something compelling about her earlier pictures.

But I can't, once again, get behind the facial adornments...
Amy said…
Totally awesome - the earlier pictures are going in my 'inspiration for the May Ball' folder and the later ones are perfect tutorials in how to cultivate an eccentric old lady persona (for future reference - not quite *that* decrepit yet!).
Mike Simpson said…
You had me at "wealthy heiress"...

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