The film was produced by Kenneth Macpherson and Peggy Guggenheim
Collaborators included Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Alexander
Calder, Darius Milhaud and Fernand Léger. The film won the Award for the
Best Original Contribution to the Progress of Cinematography at the
1947 Venice Film Festival
“Artists in Exile”, Peggy Guggenheim’s apartment, New York, 1942. Most emigres found their way to New York City where Peggy Guggenheim exhibited their work at the “Art of this Century” gallery, which she opened in 1942. This photograph was taken during a gathering of these artists at her New York apartment. (left to right, front row: Stanley William Hayter, Leonara Carrington, Frederick Kiesler, Kurt Seligmann. Second Row: Max Ernst, Amedee Ozenfant, Andre Breton, Fernand Leger, Berenice Abbott. Third Row: Jimmy Ernst, Peggy Guggenheim, John Ferren, Marcel Duchamp, Piet Mondrian).
Anne Gunning in dress by Claire McCardell with Fernand Lèger in his studio, photo by Mark Shaw, 1955 Two weeks before his death, Fernand Lèger posed for this final portrait in the Paris studio he had occupied since 1913.