Peggy Guggenheim descendents take Venice Foundation row to French court

France-based family of late heiress wants her 'diluted' famous Italian collection restored to its original state, and her grave protected.

Reading articles is for subscribers only. Subscribe now.

She was one of the most celebrated collectors of contemporary masters, whose art was displayed in a magnificent 18th-century palace on Venice’s Grand Canal. But since the death 36 years ago of heiress Peggy Guggenheim, her family have been engaged in a bitter legal battle over how her priceless legacy – including works by Picasso, Miró, Matisse, Magritte, Cocteau, Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock – is managed, reports The Guardian.