Photo by myself in Union Square.
Above, a slightly freaky image.
The choir that accompanied the preacher in yesterday's post wore black robes and striking white make up. I'm not sure of the significance of the costumes, which looked surreal.
Mark and I watched an incredible documentary, called Herb and Dorothy. It is an absolute must-see for anyone who likes art.
Herb and Dorothy Vogel are among the most eminent collectors of conceptual and minimal art. Between the 60's and today, they amassed several thousand pieces of art, which they kept in their one-bedroom New York City apartment.
While visiting artists and galleries, the Vogels befriended artists themselves, such as Sol Lewitt and Donald Judd. Incredibly, they collected art using only their modest salaries - Dorothy was a librarian and Herbert was a postal worker. And they never sold anything they purchased, despite escalating values in the art world.
Herb and Dorothy collected for the love of collecting. I so recommend this fascinating movie, which features not just the Vogels, but the artists, the love of art and the New York art scene. Eventually the Vogels donated their collection, worth millions, to the National Gallery in Washington DC.
If you have access to an independent video store or if you have Netflix, drop everything and get this movie now. It is an inspiring look at a lovely and quirky New York couple.
Related posts: Street Theatre for the New City, in the East Village, Now Playing at the Booth Theatre and Singing the Blues, Below Ground.