Meet the Vogels

When we hear the term “art collector,” most of us might conjure an  image of a high society heir/ess, business mogul, gallery owner, trust fund baby, royal or celebrity. The Vogels were none of the above.Herb was a postal worker and his wife, Dorothy a librarian.

 

When we hear the term “art collector,” most of us might conjure an  image of a high society heir/ess, business mogul, gallery owner, trust fund baby, royal or celebrity. The Vogels were none of the above.Herb was a postal worker and his wife, Dorothy a librarian. So how did this working-class couple go on to amass a highly desirable and enviable art collection of more than 4,000 pieces all the while rubbing elbows with some of modern art’s most notable names?  The answer is deceptively simple: little by little, systematically over the span of 50 years.  More than art collectors, The Vogels were true art lovers with no end in mind other than filling their tiny 450 square foot NYC apartment with pieces of art that spoke to and captivated them.Needless to say, their story has spoken to and captivated us. Check out the 2008 documentary Herb and Dorothy now streaming on Netflix instant or read more about this wonderful couple here. Then visit The Shop at Renee Rhyner & Co. to start or add to your own treasured art collection.

 

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