Herb and Dorothy: the Medicis of modest means
I really want to see Herb and Dorothy, a documentary about an extraordinary couple who built up a major art collection on a humble postman’s salary. Despite their modest means they built up a superb collection of minimalist and conceptual art in their tiny one-bed apartment in Manhattan. After 30 years the collection was valued at several million dollars, so they donated the lot to the National Gallery of Art in the US rather than sell it and be rich. The film by Megumi Sasaki is doing the festival rounds. Hope it comes to the UK very soon.