Thursday, November 25, 2010

Herb & Dorothy

"Herb & Dorothy tells the extraordinary 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"....... (read more).

The film's director, Megumi Sasaki, says "The Vogels' message is also about access. Art is not limited to the elite few. You don't have to be wealthy or an art school graduate to enjoy art. If you are interested in collecting art you don't have to follow trends or others' advice. Just listen to your own voice. Trust your eyes and instinct. Simply take the time to look, look and look."

Today everyone has access to the bulk of the Vogel's extensive collection since the couple gifted it to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC back in 1992 (well after its value had appreciated to become worth millions).

To find out more about Herb & Dorothy visit the website.


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