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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
In a voice over, Dorothy Vogel says that the reason why they choose the National Gallery of Art as the primary recipient of their donated collection was that the National Gallery never deaccessions (meaning the museum does not sell donated works in the future) their art, the National Gallery has always been free admission for visitors, and because Dorothy (Brooklyn Public Library) and Herbert Vogel (US Postal Service) had careers working for governments, Dorothy for the city, and Herb for the federal government, and they would be giving their collection "back" to the people of the United States. See more »
In an era when hoarders are seen as sideshow freaks, Herb and Dorothy Vogel are hoarders with heart... and a sharp aesthetic. Herb and Dorothy wanted to be artists. Instead, the postal worker and librarian filled their Brooklyn apartment with the best of American contemporary art, amassing nearly 5000 pieces, which they have now donated to the National Gallery. I like this documentary because it is a love story. Herb and Dorothy are an intimate team, who share a deep passion. They collect by "adopting" artists and supporting their work not only through purchases but through interest and enthusiasm. They give collectors a good name. They give humans a good name.
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