THE BEGINNING OF ADDICTION TO DIEGO VOCI ART

Patti and Coop Cooprider Madonna & Child, 1966

Patti and Coop Cooprider Madonna & Child, 1966

1966, a young married couple, Americans living in Germany, bought their first “expensive” Diego Voci painting, “Madonna and Child”.  They bought it for $150 on layaway, 3 payments. That was a big chunk of their small budget at the time.

The artist Diego Voci was represented by Joy Gibson, a Canadian art dealer operating out of Zweibrucken, partnering with Dr. Jawdat Naffouj.

The Coopriders, Coop (he’s the skinny one on the left 6’2”) and Patti just could not stop at one (The Potato Chip Phenomenon).  They knew Diego and Helga through the years buying many more Diego’s.

Coop became the volunteer Diego Voci Historian in 1973 and began the volunteer Diego Voci Project in 2010, a property of the Diego Voci Estate, and in 2011 began the official Diego Voci Archive to search for and catalog all the lost Diego oil paintings scattered around the world.  We’ve identified approximately 1,000 of 4,000 so far.

Please help us find the rest.  Email us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

To receive a complimentary Diego Voci Monthly Newsletter please let us know at the same e-mail:  diegovociproject@gmail.com

AC DV History #207 10/5/2015

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