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Herb & Dorothy -- Herb and Dorothy tells the story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.
Herb & Dorothy -- Clip: Herb and Dorothy's packed apartment as described by Lynda Beglis, Lawrence Weiner, Jeanne-Claude & Christo and Chuck Close
Herb & Dorothy -- Clip: Christo and Jeanne-Claude's cat
Herb & Dorothy -- Clip: Chuck Close and Lynda Benglis talk about Herb and Dorothy
Herb & Dorothy -- Clip: Herb & Dorothy explain their buying strategy

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Release Date:
13 November 2010 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
You don't have to be a Rockefeller to collect art. See more »
Plot:
Herb and Dorothy Vogel redefine what it means to be an art collector. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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6 wins See more »
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[DVD Review] Herb and Dorothy
 (From JustPressPlay. 17 December 2009, 6:55 PM, PST)

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Art Collecting As Love Story See more (6 total) »

Cast

 
Paula Antebi ... Herself - Herb's Sister
Will Barnet ... Himself - Artist
Robert Barry ... Himself - Artist
Lynda Benglis ... Herself - Artist

Michael Bloomberg ... Himself - Mayor of New York City (archive footage)
Christo and Jeanne-Claude ... Themselves - Artists (also archive footage)

Chuck Close ... Himself - Artist
Jack Cowart ... Himself - Director, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
Molly Donovan ... 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)
John Paoletti ... Himself - Art Historian
Lucio Pozzi ... Himself - Artist
Charles Ritchie ... Himself - Curator, National Gallery of Art

Charlie Rose ... Himself - Host, The Charlie Rose Show (archive footage)
Julie Salamon ... Herself - Journalist, New York Times
Alan Shestack ... Himself - Deputy Director, National Gallery of Art
James Siena ... Himself - Artist (also archive footage)
Susanna Singer ... Herself - Artists Representative
Pat Steir ... Herself - Artist
Robert Storr ... Himself - Art Critic, Curator
Richard Tuttle ... Himself - Artist
Archie Vogel ... Himself - Cat

Dorothy Vogel ... Herself (also archive footage)
Herbert Vogel ... Himself (also archive footage)

Mike Wallace ... Himself - CBS 60 Minutes Correspondent (archive footage)
John Weber ... Himself - Art Dealer
Lawrence Weiner ... Himself - Artist

Directed by
Megumi Sasaki 
 
Produced by
Lilly Bright .... executive producer
Stanley F. Buchthal .... executive producer (as Stanley Buchthal)
Sally Jo Fifer .... executive producer
Maja Hoffman .... executive producer
Karl Katz .... executive producer
David Koh .... executive producer
Catherine Price .... executive producer
Megumi Sasaki .... producer
Takeshi Yamasaki .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Majzlin 
 
Film Editing by
Bernadine Colish 
 
Production Management
Mary Martin .... post-production producer
Richard O'Connell .... director of production: itvs
Jorge Trelles .... production manager
Chad Whitman .... post-production producer
 
Sound Department
James Baker .... location sound
Brett Hammond .... location sound
Peter Levin .... sound re-recording mixer
Hiro Maeda .... location sound
James Nichols .... dolby consultant
Barbara Parks .... sound editor
Gabrielle Weiss .... location sound
 
Visual Effects by
Danna Bremer .... motion graphics and title design
Einat Gavish .... motion graphics and title design
Bert Moss .... motion graphics
Bert Moss .... title designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Axel Baumann .... camera
Ciro Caso .... additional camera
Chris Dapkins .... additional camera
Rafael de la Uz .... camera
Alan Deutsch .... additional camera
Morgan Fallon .... camera
Grant Gaughen .... additional camera (as Grant W. Gaughen)
Perry Grebin .... additional camera
Tempei Iwakiri .... additional camera
Leo Lawrence .... additional camera
Daniel Lehrecke .... additional camera
Daniel Marracino .... additional camera
Brian Murphy .... additional camera
Ian Saladyga .... camera
Megumi Sasaki .... additional camera
Sam Shinn .... additional camera
Erik Shirai .... camera
Vladimir Subotic .... camera
Katsuyoshi Tanaka .... still photographer
Hemant Tavathia .... additional camera operator (as Tavathia Hement)
Gabrielle Weiss .... additional camera
 
Editorial Department
Alex Berman .... colorist
Julie Criniere .... editor: trailer
Abbey Dubin .... post-production assistant
Audra Epstein .... post-production assistant
Ema Jitsukawa .... post-production assistant
Jeremy Krinsley .... post-production assistant
Eugene Lehnert .... on-line editor
Meera Menon .... post-production assistant
Jonathan Nastasi .... editor: trailer
Joseph Ruscitto .... associate editor
Jonathan Trimby .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Lawrence Manchester .... music recording mixer: Avatar Studios
Paul Vazquez .... music recording engineer
 
Other crew
Dorothy Alexander .... photograph source
David Antebi .... additional archival source
Robert Barry .... additional archival source
Rick Bartow .... web site designer
Guido Baselgia .... photograph source
Benjamin Blackwell .... photograph source
Lyn Blumenthal .... archival footage source
Peter Broderick .... distribution strategist
Lisa Callif .... clearance counsel
Christo .... additional archival source
Michael Clark .... additional archival source
Lori Derhagopian .... production assistant
John Dominis .... photograph source
Gianfranco Gorgoni .... additional archival source
Michael Halsband .... photograph source
Shiro Hayashi .... production assistant
Kate Horsfield .... archival footage source
David Horton .... photograph source
Gordon Hyatt .... additional archival source
Jeanne-Claude .... additional archival source
Dana Kirchoff .... archival researcher
Linda Lilienfeld .... archival researcher
Divya Madhusudhan .... archival researcher
Christopher Mako .... additional archival source
Fred McDarrah .... photograph source (as Fred W. McDarrah)
Katia McGuire .... archival researcher
Yuichiro Nonaka .... production assistant
Walter Russell .... additional archival source
Amy Schewel .... archival researcher
Judith Shea .... photograph source
Julia Siemon .... transcript: Transcript Associates
Innes Smolansky .... legal services: Donaldson & Callif
Michelle Stockman .... transcript: Transcript Associates
Allan Tannenbaum .... photograph source
Dorothy Vogel .... additional archival source
Dorothy Vogel .... art source
Herbert Vogel .... additional archival source
Herbert Vogel .... art source
Zelda Wirtschafter .... archival footage source
Kunsthaus Zug .... photograph source
 
Thanks
Toshio Adachi .... special thanks
Shinichiro Akasaka .... special thanks
Carey Ascenzo .... special thanks
Will Barnet .... special thanks
Robert Barry .... special thanks
Peter Bavaro .... special thanks
Lynda Benglis .... special thanks
Steve Bennett .... special thanks
John Chamberlain .... special thanks
Christo .... special thanks
Charles Clough .... special thanks
Harry Cooper .... special thanks
Nadine Covert .... special thanks
Charina Espino .... special thanks
Ted Feder .... special thanks
Ruth Fine .... special thanks
Gloria Gura .... special thanks
Maki Hatae .... special thanks
Beth Janson .... special thanks
Jeanne-Claude .... special thanks (as Christo & Jeanne-Claude)
Jim Jermanok .... special thanks
Jennifer Joy .... special thanks
Michael Joyce .... special thanks
Steve Keister .... special thanks
Steven Konick .... special thanks
Yasushi Koyama .... special thanks
Wendy Lehman .... special thanks
Ethan Levitas .... special thanks
Robert Mangold .... special thanks
Gloria McDarrah .... special thanks
Mary Jane McKinven .... special thanks
Jennifer Moon .... special thanks
Troy Myers .... special thanks
Aiko Nakasone .... special thanks
Claes Oldenburg .... special thanks
Gladys Pizarro .... special thanks
Nestor Pizzaro .... special thanks
Edda Renouf .... special thanks
Craig Robins .... special thanks
Peter Rosen .... special thanks
James Siena .... special thanks
Sandy Spencer .... special thanks
Pat Steir .... special thanks
Masako Tsumura .... special thanks
Keiko Tsuno .... special thanks
Seth Unger .... special thanks
Stephen A. Vigilante .... special thanks
Atsuko Watanabe .... special thanks
Lawrence Weiner .... special thanks
Barbara Wood .... special thanks
Masa Yanagi .... special thanks
Minoru Yasuda .... special thanks
Alon Yavni .... special thanks
Deborah Ziska .... special thanks
 

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Works from the National Gallery of Art, Vogel Collection, seen with on screen titles shown (artist name), in order of appearance: 1 - "Untitled, 1962" (John Chamberlain) 2 - "Floor Structure Black, 1965" (Sol LeWitt) 3 - "Four Paintings, 1978" (Robert Mangold) 4 - "X within Red/Green X, 1981" (Robert Mangold) 5 - "Four Color Frame Painting #1, 1984Robert Mangold) 6 - "49 Small Copper Cardinal, 1975" (Carl Andre) 7 - "Lead Pipe Cinch, 1970" (Carl Andre) 8 - "Untitled, 1968" (Donald Judd) 9 - "Untitled, 1965" (a) (Donald Judd) 10 - "Untitled, 1965" (b) (Donald Judd) 11 - "Starting with Four Colors, 1978" (Lucio Pozzi) 12 - "Study for Keith, 1970" (Chuck Close) 13 - "Collage of Valley Curtain, 1971" (Christo) 14 - "Drawing of The Gates, 1996" (Christo) 15 - "Art as Idea: Nothing, 1968" (Joseph Kosuth) 16 - "The Collectors, 1977" (Will Barnet) 17 - "Turn, 1965" (Richard Tuttle) 18 - "4th Summer Wood Piece, 1974" (Richard Tuttle) 19 - "Monkey's Recovery for a Darkened Room, 1983" (Richard Tuttle) 20 - "3rd Rope Piece, 1974" (Richard Tuttle) 21 - "Step Piece, 1970" (Vito Acconci) 22 - "Wall Drawing No. 681 C first installation, 1993" (Sol LeWitt)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Art Collecting As Love Story, 20 November 2011
Author: madinpursuit from United States

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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