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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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Megumi Sasaki
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Credited cast:
Paula Antebi Paula Antebi ... Herself - Herb's Sister
Will Barnet Will Barnet ... Himself - Artist
Robert Barry Robert Barry ... Himself - Artist
Lynda Benglis Lynda Benglis ... Herself - Artist
Michael Bloomberg ... Himself - Mayor of New York City (archive footage)
Christo and Jeanne-Claude Christo and Jeanne-Claude ... Themselves - Artists
Chuck Close ... Himself - Artist
Jack Cowart Jack Cowart ... Himself - Director, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
Molly Donovan ... Herself - Curator, National Gallery of Art
Carole Hoffman Carole Hoffman ... Herself - Dorothy's Sister-in-Law
Sidney S. Hoffman Sidney S. Hoffman ... Himself - Dorothy's Brother
Sol LeWitt Sol LeWitt ... Himself - Artist (archive footage)
Joe Libonati Joe Libonati ... Himself - Postal Worker
Robert Mangold Robert Mangold ... Himself - Artist
Sylvia Mangold 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) See more »

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Эрб и Дороти See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,242, 7 June 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$194,721, 27 September 2009
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Along with the copious art collection which hangs on their walls, hangs from their ceilings, is stacked on the floor, stacked under their bed, and propped against or behind furniture, Herbert Vogel and Dorothy Vogel also have a large animal menagerie in their small apartment, made up of several cats roaming freely, several large turtles in water filled aquariums, and tropical fish in another aquarium. See more »

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Art Collecting As Love Story
20 November 2011 | by madinpursuitSee all my reviews

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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