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Herb & Dorothy (2008)

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Herb and Dorothy Vogel redefine what it means to be an art collector.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Paula Antebi ...
Herself - Herb's Sister
Will Barnet ...
Himself - Artist
Robert Barry ...
Himself - Artist
Lynda Benglis ...
Herself - Artist
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Himself - Mayor of New York City (archive footage)
Christo and Jeanne-Claude ...
Themselves - Artists
...
Himself - Artist
Jack Cowart ...
Himself - Director, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
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Herself - Curator, National Gallery of Art
Carole Hoffman ...
Herself - Dorothy's Sister-in-Law
Sidney S. Hoffman ...
Himself - Dorothy's Brother
Sol LeWitt ...
Himself - Artist (archive footage)
Joe Libonati ...
Himself - Postal Worker
Robert Mangold ...
Himself - Artist
Sylvia Mangold ...
Herself - Artist (as Sylvia Plimack Mangold)
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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 Herb and Dorothy Vogel, whose shared passion and discipline have defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector. Written by Anonymous

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The incredible true story of a postal worker and a librarian who built a world-class art collection. See more »


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13 November 2010 (Japan)  »

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$9,242 (USA) (5 June 2009)

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$194,721 (USA) (25 September 2009)
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Per the inventory of art works done for the National Gallery of Art, their collection included more than 4,782 works of art, collected over more than thirty years. After the donation to the National Gallery of Art and their 50 states, 50 works donation, they still continued to collect aggressively, in their 70s (Dorothy) and approaching age 90 (Herb). See more »

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Followed by Herb & Dorothy 50X50 (2013) See more »

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Eclectic and Wonderful!
14 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This documentary reviews the eclectic life of an art collector couple in New York City. They're a wonderful couple who devote their spare time to collecting art. And as one of the trailers mentioned "you don't have to be Rockefeller to buy art". This couple is now retired and had normal jobs – she was a librarian and he worked for the post office – but no children. They loaded up their rent-controlled apartment in Manhattan with the art they loved. I can't say that I was enamoured by the art they accumulated – but everyone has their own tastes! They didn't do this for the money either; they donated their collection to the National Art Gallery in Washington which is free to the public. This is a truly life affirming film about real people with a passion for the art world.


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