Wednesday, 20 May 2009

More ways to waste time

Herb and Dorothy
He was a postal clerk. She was a librarian.
With their modest means, the couple managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history.

Meet Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, whose shared passion and commitment defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector.

New York City premier 5th June, 2009 at Cinema Village

Thanks to The Errant Aesthete

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An Aesthete's Lament said...

They really are inspiring.

Rose C'est La Vie said...

I love that charming 'greedy' couple.
When we were kids, our grandfather gave us a fifteen shilling savings certificate we weren't allowed to spend which I thought a real bugger at the time. When I was 18 I bought a David Hockney etching and a Patrick Proctor aquatint with the proceeds. Voila! Sadly never kept up the collecting to the same extent.

Mr. Bluehaunt said...

I have read so much about them for so many years. I will definitely be seeing this. Thank you for posting it.

hello gorgeous said...

Oh, good. I'll bet it comes to the Rehoboth Film Festival in the fall. I'll look for it.

Jill said...

I just read Seven Days in the Art World: by Sarah Thornton. The Vogels are truly inspiring.

Errant Aesthete said...

And thank you HOBAC for enlarging their legend.