When Herb and Dorothy Vogel began collecting art in the 1960s, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, and Christo were not well-known names—but then, neither were Herb and Dorothy Vogel, who turned out to be two of the most important collectors of the 20th century. Dorothy, a librarian, and Herb, a postal clerk, found a way to indulge their passion by devoting all of Herb’s salary toward acquiring enough art to wallpaper their entire Manhattan apartment. The couple managed to assemble a packrat’s version of Sotheby’s, with some 4,000 works worth several million. Director Megumi Sasaki tells their story in Herb and Dorothy and will be on hand after the screening for a Q&A.
Wed., May 20, 8 p.m., 2009