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Peggy and her earrings: why a jewel is always a statement.

Friday, 10 May 2013 @08:43

"I wore one of my Tanguy earrings and one made by Calder, in order to show my impartiality between Surrealism and Abstract Art".
(Peggy Guggenheim)
All that an earring can tell about you.

I was in Venice for 24 hours glam: 24 hours of water taxis speeding in the laguna, concerts at night with the baroque Salute as a backstage, old vintage mirrors with Murano glass flowers shimmering in the night… Why? A very luxurious occasion: the opening party of Gritti Palace, the very vintage hotel on Canal Grande (now completely restaured), facing Peggy Guggenheim’s palazzo. Peggy, the dashing american socialite who loved art, artists and Venice; Peggy and her earrings, now displayed in her museum (where, by the way, the gala began, in the terrace, with a cocktail). To remind us that putting an earring on, even if it’s not a Calder micro-mobile, it’s always an artistic statement, a provocation, a personal declaration of beauty.

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Lisa Corva

Yes, I write. Yes, I believe in the magic of words. That’s why you’ll find me here, every Friday: Lisa “globish”!

I believe in the magic of words, and I believe Piazza Unità in Trieste, where I was born, is the most romantic square in the world. (And yes, it’s in Italy, proudly facing the sea). I love roses in every form. And, of course, I do love my blog, expecially now that I can carry it around on my iPhone.