An exact century after the Cabaret Voltaire opened its doors in February 1916, one group performance descendant from Dada and Surrealist sensibilities this Valentine's Day was a performance art extravaganza called LUST, produced by the young New York artist-entertainer, designer and entrepreneur, Abby Hertz.
Peggy Guggenheim stands in stark contrast to the collectors of today, many of whom buy for portfolios and not passion and whose private museums and art galleries are not places of discovery but enshrinement. There were no six degrees of separation from the artists to Peggy who just as often slept beside them as hung them on her walls. 'I began to see Peggy... as the last of Henry James's transatlantic heroines, Daisy Miller with rather more balls.' wrote Gore Vidal.