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Film Screening: Herb & Dorothy

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 206 (map)

The extraordinary story of an extraordinary couple, 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.

Beginning in the early 1960s, they collected artworks 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: 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. They remained diminutive and unassuming, the two became a fixture on the New York art scene. 

Dir. Megumi Sasaki | USA | 2008 | 91 mins | G

Presented by Speakeasy Cinema

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