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Herb and Dorothy

Author: Megumi SasakiNew Video Group.Arthouse Films.Curiously Bright Entertainment (Firm)Fine Line Media.All authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Arthouse Films : Distributed by New Video Group, ©2009.
Series: Arthouse films (Series), 001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Herbert Vogel; Dorothy Vogel; Dorothy Vogel; Herbert Vogel
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Megumi Sasaki; New Video Group.; Arthouse Films.; Curiously Bright Entertainment (Firm); Fine Line Media.; Independent Television Service.; MUSE Film and Television.; LM Media (Firm)
ISBN: 1422972704 9781422972700
OCLC Number: 463826889
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary in 2008.
Special features include: deleted scenes; festival appearances; theatrical premiere; theatrical trailers.
Credits: Camera, Axel Baumann [and others] ; editor, Bernadine Colish ; original music, David Majzlin.
Performer(s): Herbert Vogel, Dorothy Vogel.
Awards: Hamptons Film Festival, Siverdocs Film Festival, Audience Award; Philadelphia Cinefest, Audience Award; Provincetown Film Festival, Best Documentary.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 87 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital stereo.; NTSC.
Series Title: Arthouse films (Series), 001.
Other Titles: Herb & Dorothy
You don't have to be a Rockefeller to collect art
Responsibility: Arthouse Films ; Curiously Bright Entertainment [and LM Media GMBH] ; a co-production of Fine Line Media, Inc. and the Independent Television Service ; in association with Muse Film and Television, Inc. ; producer/director, Megumi Sasaki.

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Tells the story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.

"Herb & Dorothy tells the extraordinary story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, the Vogels quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb's salary to purchase art they liked, they collected guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi, and Lawrence Weiner. Herb and Dorothy provides a unique chronicle of the world of contemporary art from two unlikely collectors, whose shared passion and discipline defies stereotypes and redefines what it means to be a patron of the arts."--Container.

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