In memoriam: Herbert Vogel

IMG_0407(Detail: Steve Keister, Untitled, 1987)

 

Herbert Vogel passed away one year ago today at the age of eighty-nine.

 

Mr. Vogel could not always articulate why he liked certain works of art more than others or what he looked for when collecting. Sasaki, the director of the 2008 documentary about the Vogels, ended up focusing the camera on his eyes, which instantly grew wide whenever he saw a new artwork that he admired.

“I just like art,” Mr. Vogel said in 1992. “ I don’t know why I like art. I don’t know why I like nature. I don’t know why I like animals. I don’t know why I even like myself.”

— from the obituary at the Washington Post
 
 
More obituaries:

From the New York Times: Herbert Vogel, Fabled Art Collector, Dies at 89

From the Huffington Post: Herbert Vogel Dead: Top Art Collector Dies at 89

From BlouinArtInfo: Remembering Herbert Vogel, The Postman Who Amassed One of America’s Greatest Art Collections

From CBS News (video): Bargain Art Collector Herbert Vogel Dead at 89.
 

 

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