Mark Rothko

Herbert Vogel: The Mail Clerk Who Loved — and Lived for — Modern Art

Posted on 07/23/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyThe term “art collector” conjures up the image of a billionaire industrialist, decorating the walls of his mansion with Van Goghs and Picassos. You’re less likely to think of a postal worker whose tiny rent-controlled Manhattan apartment was crammed with edgy, visionary post-World War II minimalist and conceptual works, much of it purchased inexpensively from the era’s great artists back when they were still unknowns. Herbert Vogel, who passed away yesterday at age 89 in New York City, may not …