Art Loves Film: Herb and Dorothy 12/4/08

Art Loves Film: Herb and Dorothy
Thursday, December 4, 2008
8.30 p.m.
An evening honoring collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel, presenting the new film “Herb and Dorothy” by Megumi Sasaki, with introduction by Bob Colacello, Special Correspondent to Vanity Fair and discussion with artist James Siena.
The Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Invitation cards available at VIP and Information Desks.
Limited seating. Door opens 8 p.m.
Information: Florida Office Art Basel Miami Beach,
Tel. +1/305-674 1292

This year’s Art Loves Film presents the extraordinary 2008 documentary “Herb and Dorothy” (directed by Megumi Sasaki) telling the story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and his wife Dorothy, a librarian – an ordinary couple of modest means who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history, which they then donated to the National Gallery in Washington D.C. In forty years, the Vogels had managed to accumulate over 4,000 pieces, filling every corner of their living space from the bathroom to the kitchen. They proved themselves visionaries: Many artists they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned. Their circle includes: Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert and Sylvia Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, and Lawrence Weiner.