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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

Writer:

Abbey Dubin (Abbey Dubin) (as Abbey Shaine)
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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Эрб и Дороти See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,242, 7 June 2009

Gross USA:

$194,721

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$194,721
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It took more than five full tractor trailer moving trucks to crate up and transport the Vogel's collection from Manhattan to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. More than five full trucks to transport the artwork stored in a small Manhattan one bedroom apartment. 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 MikeyB1793See 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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