Herb & Dorothy Vogel, a postal service worker and a librarian, are probably the most interesting art collectors in the world.
At the time, Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism were in vogue and too expensive for the Vogels. Minimal and conceptual art, on the other hand, had yet to be embraced by the art world establishment. The Vogels made a pact: Her salary would go toward living expenses, his toward art. (Herb never earned more than $23K a year) Under these new terms, they visited the SoHo studio of an obscure artist named Sol LeWitt and walked out with the first piece LeWitt ever sold: an untitled, golden, T-shaped structure.
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Friday, August 21, 2015
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