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Vogel, Dorothy

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role Collector
dates 1935-
city New York City
gender F
historical notes Dorothy Vogel a librarian and her postman husband, Herbert Vogel, amassed a vast collection of minimal, post-minimal, and conceptual prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculpture.

The Vogel collection includes work by more than 170 contemporary artists such as, Will Barnet (b. 1911), Robert Barry (b. 1936), Lynda Benglis (b. 1941), Dan Graham (b. 1942), Sol LeWitt (1928–2007), Robert Mangold (b. 1937), Sylvia Plimack Mangold (b. 1938), Edda Renouf (b. 1943), Pat Steir (b. 1940), and Richard Tuttle (b. 1941).

The couple made their first purchase, a sculpture by John chamberlain, the year they married, 1962. Although they have donated/promised 1,100 works of art from their collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC., more works of art are gifted to a 50 x 50 project (50 works of art in 50 states) the couple continues to collect.
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Dorothy and Herbert Vogel papers, 1960-1990. see details...
National Gallery of Art, Library
2000B South Club Drive
Many things placed here & there: the story of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel : the librarian and the postal worker who amassed one of the world's great collections of art : a memoir proposal / by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel; with Theodore Bouloukos. see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Collectors of the 1970s [videorecording] : the video interviews / [produced by] Institute for Art and Urban Resources ; [funded by] New York State Council on the Arts. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Artist file: Vogel, Dorothy;miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. see details...

see also:
Vogel, Herbert