Exactly one year ago today, the 62 year old “Winning Team” of Patti & Coop Cooprider became minus one, Metastatic Vulvar Cancer. Patti said “No Grieving!”
In the end, she was still leading by example. If you haven’t seen Patti in the mini-video on her next to last day in hospice bed, it’s an exhilarating testimony of Patti’s unique ability to rise above it with buoyancy and “joie de vivre” , in a spontaneous singing response to Coop’s “I Love You” with Teddy Bear in hand. (Be sure to wait ‘til Patti sings!)
Dan and Arlene surprised the DVP with a rare caricature signed “Voci” they cherish, in addition to an exquisite oil painting by DIEGO they bought from Diego directly in Wiesbaden, Germany while Dan was stationed there. Here are Dan’s words: “I met Diego several times. See the attached “all-in-fun” sketch by Diego. He asked me what my sport was I said skeet shooting. He thought I said skiing, but I corrected him. So, you see both sports in the sketch, my broken skis and a shotgun. We purchased the painting directly from him at the Wiesbaden Officers Club”:
Thank you Dan and Arlene for being a part of the DIEGO VOCI PROJECT since 2016!
For recent DVP Newsletters by Stephen Max who is on the mend from his hip surgery (NOTE: look closely at “Steverino” who had a broken ankle way back then!), click here:
36 years ago, . . . the world said “GOOD-BYE” to Diego Voci! On December 10, 1985, in Mainz, Germany, Diego Voci took his last breath and bid the loves of his life: Helga Voci and Alessandra Voci farewell. We commemorate the life of DIEGO who enriched so many of us with his flamboyant and creative mind and hands. Have you read the Wikipedia Biography by Coop Cooprider? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci Or taken the virtual Museum tour by Stephen Max? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5Jl-2FuXM Just type in “Antonio DIEGO Voci” on any SEARCH engine. You’ll see the 10 plus years of hard volunteer work by the DIEGO VOCI PROJECT. Read the DVP DECEMBER NEWSLETTER:
Joe is the proud owner of the above 2 DIEGO artworks. We featured them about 6 years ago for your viewing. Joe celebrated his 97th Birthday in November of this year! Congratulations Joe! Looking good . . . Joe acquired the 2 DIEGOs in Germany at one of the many bazaars in th emid 70s. Joe recalls DIEGO having an impressive aura and how he spoke intensely about his art. Joe describes DIEGO as flamboyant! That he was! Thank you for being part of the DVP!
Antonio DIEGO Voci, the World Traveler. Diego owner Jeff inherited this #vintage 1968, Oil on Canvas, DIEGO Painting titled #MEDINA. Below it is #MOROCCO MARKET owned by Diego’s great-nephew Chris. See more of the renditions DIEGO recalled from memory of his travels.
This month in the DIEGO_VOCI NEWSLETTER, Stephen Max, DVP Producer, shares with you his thoughts on #Clowns and #Children, both subjects that Antonio DIEGO Voci never tired of putting to canvas. Here are two that were discovered this August! Click on the Newsletter link below our 2 excellent DIEGO images. There is a BONUS video, too!
The prestigious Galerie Dahms (back in the early 1980’s) located on #Wilhemstraße, one of Germany’s busiest upscale shopping streets was owned by Siegfried #Dahms and his wife until they retired and closed the shop in 1990. Here is the 14-page catalog Herr Dahms created for DIEGO collectors, using Coop #Cooprider 1st ever published 8-page catalog:
To view Coop’s 1974 catalog in English please click here: