Posts tagged Herb & Dorothy Vogel
ALPism #3

Big things have small beginnings: Considering the Vogel Collection

by Bryan Faller

Herb & Dorothy Vogel were extraordinarily unusual collectors. They truly loved the art they collected, as well as the relationships they cultivated with the artists they patronized. The world they created for themselves seemed to be made up of studio visit after studio visit with many of the New York artists who would define the art of the second half of the twentieth century. The Vogel’s were different than most collectors in that they were both civil servants and therefore of relatively little affluence. Herb worked for the United States Postal Service. His salary which peaked at $23,000 annually, was used to purchase art. Dorothy was a librarian for the Brooklyn Public Library, and her salary covered the couple’s living expenses.

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