Herb & Dorothy 50x50

Rated NR 87 minutes 2013

Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki’s sequel to her charming 2008 documentary Herb & Dorothy follows up on the Vogels’ plan to place more than 4,000 pieces of minimalist contemporary art – painstakingly collected for years and stored in their jam-packed Manhattan apartment – to fifty chosen museums, one in each of the United States. What’s special about this doc are the Vogels themselves, the ultimate amateurs – modest, unassuming people who collect for the love of artistic expression alone, and who became friends with such talents as Christo, Richard Tuttle, Martin Johnson, and Charles Clough, all of whom appear on camera. Sasaki’s doc also works as a window into art appreciation and the concept of museums, in places we might not expect. A must-see for visual art enthusiasts (85 min.).

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Director: Megumi Sasaki

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