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Ron Gorchov Untitled mixed media, inscribed to Robert Vogele 1978

Ron Gorchov


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Ron Gorchov

Untitled mixed media watercolor on paper, inscribed to Robert Vogele, 1978

Watercolor and etching on paper with 2 deckled edges. Hand Signed in pencil. Inscribed to Bob Vogele with original receipt. Floated and framed.


32 1/2 × 25 in
82.6 × 63.5 cm
This unique abstract, watercolor and etching on paper by Ron Gorchov at Landfall Press is hand signed in pencil and inscribed to renowned collector and personal friend, Bob Vogele on the lower recto (front). This work is number 7 of 12 different variations, with each of the works unique. Accompanied by a copy of the original invoice with a photograph of the artist signing one of the works from the acquisition. The work itself has printed text of the architectural rendering drawn by Robert Price, with Gorchov's printed copyright as well as hand signature, inscription and pencil annotations. Signed and dated in plate '©Ron Gorchov 1978'. Also hand signed, numbered and inscribed to lower edge '7/12 WC for Bob Vogele Ron Gorchov'. Hand-painted by the artist.
Inscription reads as follows:
For Bob Vogele
Ron Gorchov
Acquired from the Robert and Ruth Vogele Art Collection. 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.
35.25" vertical
27.5" horizontal
32.5" vertical
25" horizontal



Hand signed in pencil and inscribed on lower recto (front). 

Inscription reads as follows: 

For Bob Vogele 

Ron Gorchov


From the Robert and Ruth Vogele Art Collection


Height:   35.25
Width:   27.50