Monday, June 29, 2009

Herb & Dorothy.

"One thing we cannot do is articulate why we like something," Vogel says. "That was frustrating to the filmmaker, but I never studied art history, so I never learned the vocabulary of talking about art. It's just a gut feeling."



I need to see THIS.


16 comments:

pillow mint said...

me too!

Iheartfashion said...

I've read about them, but didn't know there was a movie! They are too cool.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Thanks for the tip. What a fascinating couple whose love of art is now an inspiring documentary. Who would of thunk!!

bebojo said...

This is amazing and I want to see it also. My hubby is a 'professional artist' which really only means that he supports our family of four through his paintings. One of his clients is our 'Herb and Dorothy'.
They live in a nice, yet modest home - are retired (80+ yrs), have never owned a car, ride bikes to get around and have so many paintings that even the furnace room is floor to ceiling decorated.
Thanks for posting this!

...love Maegan said...

they are fabulous.

lucitebox said...

I really hope it comes to Chicago!

Angie Muresan said...

What an inspiration they are! Can't wait to see the documentary.

Alison said...

I can't wait! It's going to start showing here this weekend.

Richie Designs said...

oh yes, they are amazing! I didn't know a documentary was being made about them how wonderful! Damn friggin' Chuck Close is interviewed about them...rock on.

I LOVE the fact that they can't articulate why they like something, that is true art-love. Most art people are like wine people...sometimes they have all the fancy words but they're still annoying as f*ck. Just because you can deconstruct someone doesn't make you an expert.

art is simple you either like it or you don't and if you don't...someone else will along the way.

susan said...

It's SO GOOD. they showed it on PBS independent lense a few months back.

two thumbs up!

Jane Schott said...

Thanks for the alert...I am going to watch for this movie. I have read about this couple and I wish the world could produce more people like them.

Art is life!

Kwana said...

I need to see this too. I feel it will make me happy.

a. said...

Absolutely one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. Loved every minute of it. Truly magical.

joanny said...

Thanks -- I read about them -- great story,, - if I would have stuck to such ventures in my life -- C'est la vie
But happy for this couple and will watch this documentary.

Have a good week end

Joanny

Anonymous said...

just sent it back to netflix, it was really wonderful. talk about a lot of stuff in a small place. you will be shocked at the end of the film at what they accumulated over the years.

Ann said...

Cool thanks for turning me on to them... I will rent the doc! Also love this blog!!!!