Patti (Keister) #Cooprider (28 April 1940- 4 January 2020)

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!”

Patti in #Erfenbach, #Germany with #DIEGO gracing the #Cooprider Villa walls 1980’s.

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!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVq5VnYo1cs

It’s precious. And, a reminder to all of us. We can find the reserves of joy in the darkest moments. HAPPY NEW YEAR from Coop and Family!

PS: Thank you Stephen Max, DIEGO VOCI PROJECT Producer for helping with the video.

See Coop’s remaining DIEGO Art Collection:🙏https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/cooprider-family-collection/collection/antonio-diego-voci

97 YEARS YOUNG! #DIEGO COLLECTOR JOE P. CELEBRATES!

“Femme en Brun” and “La Siesta” by ANTONIO DIEGO VOCI

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!

#DIEGO THE WORLD TRAVELER

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.

https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page5.html#67481

Medina, by DIEGO VOCI, 1968, Oil on Canvas
Morocco Market, Oil on Canvas, by DIEGO VOCI, 1962

Read about DIEGO’s life in Coop #Cooprider’s Wikipedia Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

#DIEGO’s Clowns and Children

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!

Read more and watch the “Children” video by Stephen Max: https://mailchi.mp/00bb428bdeff/children-clowns-children?e=%5BUNIQID%5D

Contact us if you too own a DIEGO #artwork: diegovociproject@gmail.com

See more #CLOWNS here: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/clowns-diegovocitm/

#DIEGO and #GALERIE #DAHMS in #WIESBADEN

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:

https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page3.html#57551

#DIEGO painted “2 #GIRLFRIENDS” in 1972

“2 GIRLFRIENDS” by Antonio #DIEGO Voci

“2 Girlfriends” is availabe NOW for purchase from Coop #Cooprider, DIEGO VOCI #Historian since 1974. Click here to find your #BOGO before the end of August: https://www.artworkarchive.com/rooms/cooprider-family-collection/db627d

“2 Girlfirends” was selected for teh Private #Collection as one of the favorites by DIEGO’s associates at the #NAFFOUJ #GALERIE in #Landstuhl #Germany.

#Naffouj Galerie in 2020 with #Salvador_Dali Exhibition

Joy #Naffouj, who with then husband Dr. #Jawdat_Naffouj represented #DIEGO_VOCI in Germany starting in 1966. They met Diego while doing #caricatures. Soon, Diego presented a collection of #paintings to show his versatility, technical skills and styles. He agreed to sign a contract where he was “committed to a guaranteed income”. So the story goes . . .

. . . have you seen DIEGO’s caricatures? Read more here . . .

http://www.diegovociproject.com

40 #DIEGO_VOCI PAINTINGS FOR #SALE THROUGH AUGUST 31st!

#BOGO on #COOPRIDER #DIEGO_PAINTINGS

Contact us: coopriderfamilycollection@gmail.com or call: 858-731-9635

#MUSES “Die Musen von Pernasus” by #DIEGO_VOCI

“Die Musen von Pernasus” by Antonio DIEGO_VOCI (1920-1985), 31.5 x 15.75 inches

These colorful #muses are a testament to Diego’s comment about women:

“A man look at woman… this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god … who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman … that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like the skinny woman … that’s the way I build Venus.” DIEGO #VOCI, 1974

Antonio DIEGO_VOCI at work, 1970’s.

Using glass paint on canvas, Diego did a series of experimental glass paintings. See more of Coop’s #DIEGO_VOCI collection: Art Collection from Cooprider Family Collection | Artwork Archive

#Addicted to the Potato Chip #Phenomena of #Diego Voci #art

Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1974 introduces another exquisite Diego Voci #art work collected by Bill and Joedy #Lyng #Riederer, purchased while in Germany. Much like Patti and Coop, they got ‘addicted’ to the “Potato Chip Phenomena”. Couldn’t stop at one! Read more: https://mailchi.mp/cb899df9ea0d/rbk7uwn0g1?e=489e274f0f

http://www.diegovociproject.com

THE #VOICE OF THE #ARTIST’s BRUSH IS SILENCED FOREVER.

Today, in 1985 Diego Voci died. Internationally collected #artist Antonio Diego Voci, born August 10, 1920 in the little village of #Gasperina, #Italy, succumbed to lung cancer.

10 DECEMBER 1985 Anniversary of Diegos Death KAC for DVP 12.10.2018

               THE ARTIST’s CHAIR                                 THE GRAVE IN #NEUHOF

Want to learn more about DIEGO? Check out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Want to see some of the 4,000 artworks by Antonio DIEGO Voci that we the Diego Voci Project have uncovered in our 10 volunteer years? Click and check out this relevant PINTEREST Boards and peruse the other 64 boards :

Contact us if you have one – or find one. From #Surrealism, #Fauvism, #Realism, #Abstract, #Cubism, etc. all expressed for #clowns, #music, #faces, #landscapes, #still-lifes, #Theatre, #Music, #Horses, and so much more – take a peak.

You’ll be mesmerized by his talents!

diegovociproject@gmail.com