Dakota Group and Submarine Entertainment are teaming up to collaborate and produce a feature doc about American art collector Peggy Guggenheim, which has already pre-sold to Italy, Australia and Canada.
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is being directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel) and will be completed next year for theatrical release.
At the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Submarine has pre-sold rights for the film after showing a reel of footage to Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand; Feltrinelli Films in Italy; NFP Films & Periscope Pictures in Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerland; Films We Like in Canada; and to Jaguar Distribution for worldwide airline distribution rights.
HanWay Select will handle sales for the rest of the world with Submarine.
In a statement, Immordino Vreeland said: “It is a great honor to bring Peggy Guggenheim’s legacy to life. She was a patrons of the arts extraordinaire who built one of the premiere collections of 20th Century modern art.
“Through her collection and her abiding love of the arts, she celebrated artists like Duchamp, Ernst, and Pollock, and the strange, new worlds they created. Her personal history is a whirlwind through much of twentieth century, and the archival material surrounding this charmed – and tragic – life is rich, diverse and deeply textured.”
The film will be financed by Dakota Group and produced by Stanley Buchthal (Love, Marilyn), David Koh and Lisa Immordino Vreeland. It will be exec produced by Maja Hoffmann, Dan Braun and Josh Braun. Principal photography began in June.
In a joint statement, Koh, Buchthal, and Dan and Josh Braun said: “We are delighted to work with Lisa Immordino Vreeland on a movie on Peggy Guggenheim one of the most colorful figures in the modern art world. We had such a great experience working with Lisa on her last film.
“This one is going to be a lot of fun too and we are glad to support her unique vision which is set against a virtual compendium and cornucopia of the greatest works in 20th Century modern art.”
Artists and their works who will appear in the movie include Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Arshile Gorky, Vasil Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Willem de Kooning, Fernand Leger, Rene Magritte, Man Ray, Jean Miro, Piet Mondrian, Henry Moore, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Kurt Schwitters, Gino Severini, Clyfford Still and Yves Tanguy.