Meet Herb and Dorothy Vogel

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 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.

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 disciplines and defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector.




Karl Lagerfeld, Mickey Mouse ears & Hello Kitty hair bow?

This show was absolutely amazing!! Dusty Cotton candy and this Metallic touch is THE perfect color combination for the elegance of Madame Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel and the edge of Monsieur Lagerfeld. Karl, may I work for you?

Karl has a magic mind when it comes to elegant accessories. I LOVE those gloves.. the jewelry and the boots are worth buying and framing. I am loving everything. Haute couture is ART.

It looks like Lady Gaga may be Karl's new muse!

Alexis Mabille fashion show in Paris

The models from the Alexis Mabille fashion show in Paris ware rocking this new hair trend. Personally.. I thought the hair was taking away from his collection. On the right person.. I love it!


RIP Alexander McQueen 1969-2010

Today is a sad day for fashion. We lost one of the greats fashion genius and one of my biggest inspirations. He will be missed.. RIP Alexander McQueen 1969-2010

Year of the Tiger - Bata Shoe Museum!

February 3 - March 12, 2010

Special Event

Year of the Tiger – Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Bata Shoe Museum

Snapshot exhibit on display from February 3 - March 12, 2010

This temporary exhibition will feature a unique selection of rare arte facts from collection of Glenn & Judy Roberts.

Born in a Year of the Tiger? If you were born in 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, or 2010, get in free with proof of your birth date between February 9th and 28th, 2010!