Herb & Dorothy – An Art Collector Documentary – artmarketblog.com

Herb & Dorothy – An Art Collector Documentary – artmarketblog.com

I was recently made aware of a new film that has just been released called Herb an Dorothy (http://www.herbanddorothy.com/) which is the true story of a postal worker and a librarian who built a world class art collection. Projects such as this can only have a positive impact on the art market and increase interest in art collecting so take the time to go and see a great (and award winning) movie while supporting the art market.

Details of movie below:


HERB & DOROTHY tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal worker, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. They lived off of Dorothy’s salary and used Herb’s to collect art. They only had two requirements when purchasing art: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment.

Over the decades they collected over 2000 pieces of art, (keeping all of it in their tiny apartment) and became patrons of artists including Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert and Sylvia Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi, and Lawrence Weiner.

Credits include;

Herbert Vogel
Dorothy Vogel
Sol LeWitt
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Richard Tuttle
Chuck Close
Robert and Sylvia Mangold
Lynda Benglis
Pat Steir
Robert Barry
Lucio Pozzi
Lawrence Weiner
Will Barnet


Now playing

@ Beekman Theatre, NYC
@ Cinema Village, NYC


Coming Soon to theaters Summer 2009.

– June 19~ at Landmark Ritz at Bourse, Philadelphia
– June 19~ at Landmark, San Francisco
– June 19~ at Landmark Shattuck, Berkeley
– June 27, 28 at The Guild Cinema, Albuquerque
– July 3~ at Landmark E-Street Cinema, Washington D.C.
– July 10~ at Landmark Nuart, Los Angels
– July 10~ at Landmark Kendall Square Cinema, Boston

Upcoming Screenings

= Taubman Museum of Art, VA: June 12
= Provincetown Film Festival: June 18-20
= Cinema Arts Center: June 25
= Criterion Cinemas: June 26
= Portland Museum of Art, Maine: July 10-12
= Denver Film Society Doc Night July 16
= Starz Film Center, Denver: July 17
= Miami Art Museum: July 19
= Oklahoma City Museum Of Art: July 23 -26
= Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City: July 31
= Seattle Northwest Film Forum: July 31
= Grand Cinema, Tacoma, WA: July 31
= Ogunquit Museum, Maine: August 4
= Aspen Film Series: August 16
= Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington DC: September 15
= Walker Art Center, Minneapolis: September 16
= Cincinnati Art Museum: September 18-20
= Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: September 26-28
= Wexner Center-Columbus, OH September 30

herb and dorothy 2Past Film Festivals

* Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2009
* Transylvania International Film Festival 2009
* Little Rock Film Festival 2009
* Marfa Film Festival 2009
* Newport Beach Film Festival 2009
* Independent Film Festival Boston 2009
* Riverrun International Film Festival 2009
* Philadelphia Film Festival 2009
* Sarasota Film Festival 2009
* FIFA: Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Montreal 2009
* Cleveland International Film Festival 2009
* Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival 2009.
* The Reel Artists Film Festival, Toronto 2009.
* Palm Springs International Film Festival 2009
* Hamptons International Film Festival 2008.
* Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival 2008.

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.