Herb and Dorothy

DVD - 2009
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Herb and 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.

Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : New Video Group, [2009]
ISBN: 9781422972700
Branch Call Number: DVD 708.0092 HERB
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in


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In the early 1960s a librarian and a postal worker fell in love and married. They loved art and began to collect what they could afford, living on her salary, buying with his. At the time what they bought was modern and conceptual art. It was cheap and many of the artists were starving. Now the a... Read More »

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Sep 27, 2013
  • gribbles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What does it mean to be an art collector? To Herb and Dorothy Vogel it means they have to like the art, and it has to fit inside their teeny NYC apartment.

Feb 05, 2013
  • ThelmaPickles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A wonderful film about the most humble and lovable art collectors - Herb and Dorothy.

Aug 14, 2012
  • mjayh rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Everyday kind of people who have nevertheless lived absolutely extraordinary lives.


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