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Dorothy and Herbert Vogel papers

Creator:
Vogel, Dorothy  Search this
Vogel, Herbert  Search this
Names:
Kunsthalle Bielefeld  Search this
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Antonakos, Stephen, 1926-2013  Search this
Artschwager, Richard, 1923-  Search this
Aycock, Alice  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Bochner, Mel, 1940-  Search this
Cadere, André, 1934-1978  Search this
Chernow, Ann, 1936-  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Cyphers, Peggy, 1954-  Search this
DeMonte, Claudia, 1947-  Search this
Francisco, Richard, 1942-  Search this
Graham, Dan, 1942-  Search this
Groth, Jan, 1938-  Search this
Hazlitt, Don, 1948-  Search this
Highstein, Jene, 1942-2013  Search this
Jean-Claude, Martha, 1919-2001  Search this
Kawara, On  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Mangold, Robert, 1937-  Search this
Mangold, Sylvia Plimack, 1938-  Search this
Pozzi, Lucio, 1935-  Search this
Renouf, Edda  Search this
Ryman, Robert, 1930-  Search this
Schultz, Barbara  Search this
Seawright, Sandy  Search this
Tabler, Bernadine  Search this
Taschler, Lori, 1959-  Search this
Tuttle, Richard, 1941-  Search this
Umlauf, Lynn  Search this
Extent:
47.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-2009
Summary:
The papers of contemporary art collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel measure 47.5 linear feet and date from the 1960s to 2009. Found is scattered general correspondence, artists' files, subject files, business records, and printed material relating to the Vogel Collection. Artists' and subject files create the bulk of the collection, the majority of which is printed material but includes some correspondence from artists.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of contemporary art collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel measure 47.5 linear feet and date from the 1960s to 2009. Found is scattered general correspondence, artists' files, subject files, business records, and printed material relating to the Vogel Collection. Artists' and subject files create the bulk of the collection, the majority of which is printed material but includes some correspondence from artists.

Scattered general correspondence is with friends, acquaintances, and corporate entities.

Files for artists represented in the Vogel Collection include Carl Andre, Stephen Antonakos, Richard Artschwager, Alice Aycock, Will Barnet, Mel Bochner, Andre Cadere, Ann Chernow, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Peggy Cyphers, Claudia DeMonte, Richard Francisco, Dan Graham, Jan Groth, Don Hazlitt, Jene Highstein, On Kawara, Sol Lewitt, Sylvia and Robert Mangold, Lucio Pozzi, Edda Renouf, Robert Ryman, Barbara Schultz, Lori Taschler, Richard Tuttle, and Lynn Umlauf among many others. Materials within artists' files may include printed material, correspondence, writings and notes, and scattered business records.

Subject files are found for Dorothy and Herbert Vogel's friends and colleagues within the art world including art historians, writers, gallerists, dealers, and collectors. Extensive letters are from Sandy Seawright and Bernadine Tabler. Exhibition related materials are found among the files.

Scattered business records of the Vogel Collection document exhibitions of the collection at U.S. institutions and at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld Museum in Germany.

Printed materials include clippings, posters, and exhibition catalogs and announcements.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1971-1987 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Artists' Files, 1963-2009 (30.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-31)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1969-2008 (9.8 linear feet; Boxes 31-41)

Series 4: Vogel Collection Business Records, 1974-1988 (0.3 linear feet; Box 41)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1960s-2000s (6.7 linear feet; Boxes 41-47, OV48-58)
Biographical / Historical:
Dorothy (1935- ) and Herbert Vogel (1922-2012) were contemporary art collectors in New York City, New York. The middle-class couple bought and collected art for forty-five years and amassed an extensive collection.

A life-long New Yorker, Herbert Vogel was born in 1922 and dropped out of school to work in a garment factory. After joining the U.S. Army, Vogel became a postal clerk and began to frequent Greenwich Village's Cedar Bar, a popular bar of the arts crowd. Vogel developed a deep appreciation for art and for the artists themselves.

In 1960, he met librarian Dorothy Faye Hoffman and they quickly fell in love. During their honeymoon, they visited the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Dorothy and Herb's first purchase was a sculpture by John Chamberlain. On their civil servant salary, the Vogels continued to collect and purchase art, beginning with young artists of the 1960s and 1970s while bypassing the dealer system of the New York City art scene. The result was a collection of 5,000 pieces which had to fit in their one-bedroom apartment.

In 1992, the Vogels donated the bulk of their collection to the National Gallery of Art, with fifty pieces intended to go to a museum or institution in each of the United States. Herbert Vogel died in 2012 in Manhattan and is survived by Dorothy.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 2435) including three notebooks containing clippings, articles, press releases, exhibition catalogs and announcements. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Dorothy and Herbert Vogel donated their papers in several accretions from 1980 to 2009 and lent three notebooks for microfilming in 1982.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women art dealers  Search this
Citation:
Dorothy and Herbert Vogel papers, 1960s-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vogedoro
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vogedoro
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Oral history interview with Alanna Heiss

Interviewee:
Heiss, Alanna  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Names:
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Clocktower Gallery  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Institute for Art and Urban Resources  Search this
Lawrence University  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center  Search this
University of Chicago -- Students  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Finkelpearl, Tom  Search this
Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997  Search this
Highstein, Jene, 1942-2013  Search this
Matta-Clark, Gordon, 1943-1978  Search this
Nonas, Richard, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
80 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2010 June 15-October 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Alanna Heiss conducted 2010 June 15 and October 28, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Art International Radio, on Leonard Street, in New York, New York.
Heiss speaks of the Clocktower Gallery and the AIR offices; New York galleries and museums and the economic depression of the 1970s; art shows in Germany, France, Switzerland, and England and the role of foreign and West Coast curators in New York shows during the 1960s; founding the Institute for Art and Urban Resources with Brendan Gill; her lack of interest in collecting and the problems she feels it poses for organizations showing art; her attitudes about displaying art in the 1970s; growing up in a small town in Southern Illinois; spending summers as a child in South Dakota; her musical training; art in relation to Midwestern cultural values; her work on the exhibition "Stalin's Choice: Soviet Socialist Realism, 1932-1956" in 1993; her degree in music and the philosophy of aesthetics from Lawrence University; taking classes at the University of Chicago; moving to New York and deciding to focus on visual arts; her time in Europe and the various jobs she took while abroad including teaching, inspecting monuments for the Society for Ancient Buildings and Monuments, writing about animals, selling and transporting used cars, and serving as an artist liaison; and the exhibitions she saw during her travels.
Heiss also discusses trips she made across the United States after returning from Europe; working as a band road crew manger; her work in 1993 on the John Cage tribute show for the Venice Biennale called "Il Suono Rapido delle Cose" and the album produced in conjunction with the show called Caged/Uncaged - A Rock/Experimental Homage To John Cage; her marriage to the artist Jene Highstein and their friendships with the artists Richard Nonas and Gordon Matta-Clark; her return to New York from Europe around 1970 and her use of old or abandoned real estate as locations for contemporary art exhibitions; her first show, "Under the Brooklyn Bridge" in 1971; founding PS1; her work as a parole officer and her exposure to the culture of Harlem; the various shows held at PS1; urban art spaces in New York including the New Museum and the Coney Island Sculpture Museum; her exhibition space on Bleecker Street in New York; her disenchantment with the idea of community art; her work with Tom Finkelpearl; the way she publicized exhibitions; the underground culture of the 1970s; and the relationship between the Museum of Modern Art and PS1 and their eventual merger.
Biographical / Historical:
Alanna Heiss (1943-) is director of Art International Radio in New York, New York. James McElhinney (1952-) is an artist and educator in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 39 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.heiss10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-heiss10
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Jene Highstein lines in space [edited by Laura Mattioli Rossi]

Title:
Lines in space
Author:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Mattioli Rossi, Laura  Search this
Physical description:
111 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Date:
2008
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H5986 M38 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107581

Monumental drawings by sculptors : Richard Fishman, Jene Highstein, Richard Nonas, Richard Serra, William Tucker, Mia Westerlund Roosen : [exhibition] / curated by Judith Van Wagner

Author:
Collischan, Judy  Search this
Hillwood Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Fishman, Richard 1941-  Search this
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Nonas, Richard 1936-  Search this
Serra, Richard 1939-  Search this
Tucker, William 1935-  Search this
Roosen, Mia Westerlund 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1983
[1983]
20th century
Topic:
Drawing, American  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Call number:
NC108 .M55 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638413

Jene Highstein

Title:
Chin Haisitʻain
Author:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Atʻŭ Sŭpʻeisŭ Sŏul  Search this
Subject:
Highstein, Jene 1942- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[34] p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
N6537.H523 A5 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637117

Out of wood : recent sculpture

Author:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Kendrick, Mel 1949-  Search this
Von Rydingsvärd, Ursula 1942-  Search this
Hague, Raoul 1905-  Search this
Lekakis, Michael 1907-1987  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([7] p.) : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1989
Topic:
Wood-carving--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NB212 .O97 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642113

Jene Highstein : gallery/landscape

Author:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013-  Search this
Klausner, Betty  Search this
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden  Search this
Art Museum of South Texas  Search this
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum  Search this
Subject:
Highstein, Jene 1942- Exhibitions  Search this
Highstein, Jene 1942- Interviews  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Call number:
N40.1.H5986 S2 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_507395

Sculpture in the landscape : Jene Highstein at Wave Hill : [exhibition] May 16-October 8, 1989 / Jean E. Feinberg

Author:
Feinberg, Jean E  Search this
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013-  Search this
Wave Hill, inc  Search this
Subject:
Highstein, Jene 1942- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
N40.1.H5986 F4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_549529

Jene Highstein : [exhibition] February 10-April 21, 1996

Author:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art  Search this
Subject:
Highstein, Jene 1942- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
N40.1.H5986 S7 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494321

Jene Highstein / Hugh M. Davies and Lynda Forsha

Author:
Davies, Hugh Marlais 1948-  Search this
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Forsha, Lynda  Search this
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art  Search this
Rose Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Highstein, Jene 1942- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
C1986
Call number:
N40.1.H5986 D2 1986
N40.1.H5986D2 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390633

Jene Highstein : desenhos = drawings

Author:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Galeria Cómicos  Search this
Subject:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
C1992
Call number:
NC139.H5545 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_988547

Jene Highstein : September 28, 1991 - February 2, 1992 : The Phillips Collection

Author:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Subject:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Physical description:
[4] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1991
Topic:
Outdoor sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NB237.H479 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_990197

One, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Medium:
Black limestone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Florida International University Art Museum University Park Miami Florida 33199
Date:
1981
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS FL000073
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_317051

Blackfish, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Medium:
Black limestone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Florida International University Art Museum University Park Miami Florida 33199
Date:
1981
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS FL000074
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_317052

Tem and Ptah, (sculpture)

Title:
Lump and Bump, (sculpture)
Tem and Ptah, Sun Rising, Sun Setting, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hendrix Landscaping Design  Search this
Medium:
Sculptures: grey granite; Foundations: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Boulder
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Lincoln Office of the Mayor 555 South 10th Street Lincoln Nebraska 68508
Located Old City Hall Sculpture garden at 9th & O Streets Lincoln Nebraska
Date:
1986. Dedicated Sept. 27, 1986
Topic:
Mythology--Egyptian--Tem  Search this
Mythology--Egyptian--Ptah  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS NE000083
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_319638

Egyptian Beauty, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Medium:
Black Canadian granite
Culture:
Egyptian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
General Mills Art Collection One General Mills Boulevard, P. O. Box 1113 Golden Valley Minnesota 55440
Date:
1989
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS MN000224
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_322175

Neither Whales Nor Turtles, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Medium:
Ferro concrete, painted
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Rutgers University Facilities Maintenance Piscataway New Jersey
Located Rutgers University Busch Campus Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, 679 Hoes Lane Piscataway New Jersey
Date:
1990
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS NJ000393
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_335536

Ada's Will, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Medium:
Steel, reinforced and painted concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Laumeier Sculpture Park 12580 Rott Road St. Louis Missouri 63127 Accession Number: 90.10.5
Date:
1990. Installed Aug. 1990
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 63700104
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_339540

Untitled (Pitch Pine), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Honolulu Advertiser 605 Kapiolani Boulevard Honolulu Hawaii 96813
Date:
1987
Topic:
Landscape--Tree--Pine Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAS 65600055
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_291939

Black Sphere, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Highstein, Jene 1942-2013  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: steel support beams covered with wire mesh and coated with black-dyed concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by University of Chicago Office of Physical Planning and Construction 5555 South Ellis Avenue Chicago Illinois 60637
Located University of Chicago 5812 South Ellis Avenue Billings Hospital Brain Research Institute Chicago Illinois 60637
Date:
1976
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87580097
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_296227

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