Lawsuit Over Guggenheim Foundation Use of Venice Palazzo Dismissed

March 10th, 2018

Peggy Guggenheim, via Art NewspaperThe case brought by the heirs of Peggy Guggenheim over management of her Venetian estate has been dismissed by France’s highest court, the Art Newspaper reports, with the court finding that there had been no prior stipulations over the exhibition of works or the timing of exhibitions left by the well-known arts patron. “We are pleased that these meritless lawsuits and appeals have now come to an end,” the Guggenheim Foundation said in a statement. “The Foundation is proud to have faithfully carried out the wishes of Peggy Guggenheim for close to 40 years by preserving her collection and exhibiting it in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, restoring and maintaining the Palazzo as a public museum and contributing to the knowledge of modern and contemporary art in Italy.” 

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