july 23, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Herbert Vogel, an art collector who amassed over 5,000 works despite a modest income, has died at age 89.
Pieces from Vogel's collection have been distributed to museums throughout the nation. National Gallery of Art spokeswoman Deborah Ziska says Vogel died Sunday of natural causes in New York.
Vogel was among the earliest collectors who championed minimal and conceptual art in the 1960s. He married Dorothy Faye Hoffman in 1962 and inspired her to join him in the art world. They used his salary as a U.S. postal clerk to purchase art while living on what she earned as a librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library.
Earl Powell III is director of the National Gallery of Art. He says he will miss Vogel's astute eye and wry sense of humor.
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It is with our deepest sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear friend, Herbert Vogel.
On July 22, 2012, Herbert Vogel passed away in New York City. He was 89 years old. His health had begun to decline rapidly several months ago, and in his final month, he was always surrounded by Dorothy and his loving friends and family in a New York City nursing home.
While this is truly a sad time for us at "Herb & Dorothy" headquarters, we wish to pour our love for Herb into our follow-up film "Herb & Dorothy 50X50", completing it by this fall as planned. He has left us with a legacy that we will cherish and do our best to share with the world.
Herb, you will be terribly missed.
~ Megumi Sasaki and Team Herb & Dorothy