Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Megumi Sasaki

Herb and Dorothy (2008) by Megumi Sasaki documents two collaborative hoarders who would fit right in with the Buried Alive reality series. In this case, however, the hoarders are respected art collectors with a low income and tiny New York City apartment (bottom still). Herb and Dorothy Vogel (top) spent their time and energy over the last forty years insatiably collecting minimalist and conceptual art, often directly from the artists, such as Chuck Close (second still). One work, by Lawrence Weiner, describes the Vogel's apartment (third still). Interviews, archival footage, and present-day observation tease out the uniqueness of the Vogel's collection and accomplishment.
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