Herb & Dorothy

HERB & DOROTHY Trailer from Herb & Dorothy on Vimeo.

Last night Jake and I saw a screening of the film Herb and Dorothy and I was so inspired. It is a documentary about two average people (a librarian and a postal worker) who spent their lifetime collecting minimalist and contemporary artwork. Obsession might be a better way to describe their style of collecting. To see such passion and love of art reflected in such unassuming collectors was incredibly heartening.  My favorite part of the film was having the opportunity to look inside their small apartment and see just how they lived with the art. It was hung in every available inch of wall, suspended from the ceiling, and drawn directly on the bathroom wall. It wasn't collected as an investment or for noteriety. Art was collected to be lived with and loved.


marc said...

librarians know where it's at!

Nicki said...

Hi Rachael! I finally got back on the blogs after hurting my back. I love this clip! It doesn't hurt that the geriatric generation is my passion!! Herb and Dorothy seem like fun people! Who knows? Maybe I will someday have Herbs and Dorothys to collect my stuff! =) Hope you are having a wonderful summer and I will see you soon.