35 1/4 × 27 1/2 × 1 in
89.5 × 69.9 × 2.5 cm
Number 7/12 (Unique variant)
This abstract, watercolor and etching by Ron Gorchov is hand signed in pencil and inscribed on the lower recto (front). This work is number 7 of 12 different variations, each unique.
Inscription reads as follows:
For Nancy Vogele
Provenance is superb as this work was acquired from the Robert and Ruth Vogele Art Collection. (Nancy Vogele is their daughter.) Robert Vogele was a world renowned design pioneer and the Vogele's were well known art collectors known for befriending and supporting artists. Avid collectors of fine art, folk art, and modern design, Robert and Ruth Vogele amassed an impressive selection of works throughout their sixty-plus years of marriage. More than patrons, the Vogeles believed in establishing personal relationships with artists to better understand the artwork and inform their collecting. Robert is known for saying that “art enriches life”. Chicagoan Robert Vogele (1928-2018) was a designer in a city celebrated for waves of seminal architecture and design. A cofounder of VSA Partners, a design consultancy and creative agency now also in San Francisco and New York City, he received an American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Medal in 2011. One cannot discuss Robert without crediting Ruth, his wife and partner in collecting mid-century modern prints, sculpture, and paintings. Together, they must have been a formidable team, bearing the twin armor of drive (Robert) and charm (Ruth). Together, they befriended and nurtured artists, traveling to studios and craft centers to meet with and support creators. For some 50 years the couple befriended and supported artists and the arts, donating to museums including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed in pencil and inscribed on lower recto (front). The inscription reads as follows: For Nancy Vogele Ron Gorchov