50 Works From the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection Headed to L.A. MOCA


On February 10, L.A. MOCA will open the exhibition “The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States.” Herbert Vogel (1922-2012), a postal clerk and his wife Dorothy Vogel (born 1935), a librarian, amassed an important private collection of post-1960s art, which became the subject of the 2008 documentary “Herb and Dorothy.”

The same year, the couple made a gift of 50 works from their collection, each of which they donated to 50 different institutions across the United States. MOCA was chosen as the institution in California and became part of the historic project “Fifty Works for Fifty States.” The collection includes significant pieces by Carl AndreStephen Antonakos (work pictured), Lynda BenglisDan Graham, and Richard Tuttle. MOCA will be exhibiting all fifty works in its Grand Avenue building.

— Yasmine Mohseni, ARTINFO Los Angeles

(Stephen Antonakos, “Large Unit Neons,” 1967. Museum of Contemporary Art, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection.)

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