Montblanc Skeleton Patron of the Arts Limited Edition 81 Peggy Guggenheim Fountain Pen
This pen is brand new, sealed, comes with box and papers and still has a full warranty. The pictures below are of the sealed pen and then stock photos to show more details of this beautiful pen.
In her time she was one of the most influential American collectors and exhibitors of 20th-century art. Born in 1898 in New York City, Peggy Guggenheim was the niece of Solomon Guggenheim, eponymous founder of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Numerous young artists whose works she showed in Europe and America owed their early success in great part to her interest. Peggy Guggenheim was not only the first to exhibit Kandinsky’s works in England, but also the main promoter of Jackson Pollock in his early career. Montblanc honors this extraordinary champion of art with the Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 81. The limitation to 81 pieces is in reference to her age when she died in 1979.
The skeleton Au750 solid champagne gold structure of the barrel mirrors the dramatic entrance gates to the Guggenheim Collection in Venice, created by the prolific modernist sculptor Claire Falkenstein. The lion head clip design refers to the Lion of Saint Mark, the symbol of the city, where she chose to house her collection, while the pattern on the cap ring recalls certain graphic details on the front of the Guggenheim’s Venetian palazzo-museum. Its red lacquer inlay spiral is inspired by the iconic striped mooring poles lining the canals of Venice.
Crowning the cap is the Montblanc emblem, crafted in white marble, a choice of material that mirrors the palazzo’s distinctive marble facade. The skeleton champagne-gold cap with its black lacquer underlay is a reference to Guggenheim’s very particular style – and her penchant for the zebra pattern, seen generously throughout her palazzo.