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WATCH them~ we don't really have to be very RICH*



~Herb & Dorothy tells the extraordinary story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means!
In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, the Vogels quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb's salary to purchase art they liked, they collected guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi and Lawrence Weiner. The art world is always captivating & always inspiring isn't it? ~Lurrrve it!!
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36 comments:

Sarah said...

Absolutely incredible. This is inspiring Lenore. I'm so glad you shared. I love this kind of story.
xoxo :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Wow. What incredible people. I can only imagine what kind of minds and love it takes to do something like that. They must be the life of every dinner party.

A.J. at NighBluey Herald said...

Oh, I am adding these two to my pantheon of heroes - what vision, what imagination, what fun! I bet when they started, people thought they were nuts!!! One day, my collection of shoes will be famous too...one day! love the story, thanks for sharing! ox AJ

amy @ switz~art said...

What a story!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Laura Trevey said...

This is the greatest!! There is hope for the little guy :)

Jan said...

An incredible tale !
And yes ... always captivating.
Lurrrve it too Lenore. x

(See. You did survive Monday)

brittany barney said...

they are classic. i love it.
you are great!
loves!
britt

Kitty Stampede said...

I've been meaning to watch this!!! Thanks soo much for the reminder. They are so amazing..just love them.

Susan said...

I reckon that curious cat had a large part to play in the story...

Must see this film when it's out in the UK (probably next year!) Looks and sounds totally fascinating tx x

Susan said...

PS Oh, is this film already out? Have sooo much cat-ching up to do!

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh. Can you imagine??? That is great.

Leah said...

Amazing couple... their story is really inspiring. xoxo

Shaddy said...

I truly admire. How wise they were! The movie sounds like a delightful lesson for all of us to learn from.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Wow very interesting and inspiring!

Thanks for the well wishes- my first day went very well! :)

The Cottage Cheese said...

I caught the last half of this documentary, this couple's collection (and story) is so amazing. I must watch it from the beginning!

Michael Rivers said...

I just watched this two weeks ago. Great story.

Yelena R. said...

This is really cool! Oh and they're wicked cute :D

Caroline said...

How cool is that? Love this story!

Tamara Nicole said...

Inspiring, and what a great story:-)

abigail said...

I LOVE this movie! so great.

leah said...

that is ssssssoooooooooooooohhhhh coolio. lurve it.

kittycat said...

ooh this is so interesting! thanks for posting, lovey!

xo tiffany

TERI REES WANG said...

So Smart.
If it's Art that we love, then it Art we shall buy, and know that it pays.

At sixteen, I saved up all my cash from selling pumps in every color at the mall.

I was a few dollars away from dropping it all on a Peter Max piece. Something fun and silly and full on color, of course. I was talked out of it, and bought a car instead. It was stolen 9 months later, and I was still paying it off. At the time I had no idea, that I could have paid the gallery in portions with my neighborly good conduct, and a smile.

I hated that practical car, and I still dream about that one Art piece that I let get away.

Simply Mel said...

Absolutely LOVED this documentary! Makes you stop and realize how your pennies do add up!

Mel said...

Wow how amazing!

CrowNology said...

Nice...
xo
Andrea

SabinePsynopsis said...

I love people with vision and the bravery to do what they feel passionate about. Well done, Herb & Dorothy! (I bet they are laughing now.)

Sal said...

I can't imagine having the vision to spot undiscovered talent like that. Truly amazing.

Down and Out Chic said...

what a sacrifice to make, one whole salary solely for art??? they must have lived very frugal lives otherwise. amazing.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow amazing, Lenore! truly visionaries! thanks for sharing! xo

COCAMIA said...

Love this story! Thank you for sharing...xx

Saving Capulet said...

oh, this is amazing! i have to watch it! reading it makes me want to start a collection myself :3

ceo said...

This is amazing ... I am going to watch it!! Thanks for the post... Great blog also!!

xx
CEO

Karena said...

Lenore thank you so much for sharing this amazing story! I love it and how it shows one really can accomplish anything in life!!

Karena
Art by Karena

Giveaway is up on my site, come and join!

A Life In Focus Photography said...

extraordinary! thanks for inspiring me with this story!

Ela said...

Talk about having an eye!
I love it!

xo