COOP COOPRIDER, VOLUNTEER DIEGO VOCI HISTORIAN SINCE 1973, CELEBRATES 59 YEARS MARRIAGE WITH PATTI ON VALENTINE’s DAY
ANTONIO DIEGO VOCI has been a part of Coop and Patti’s life since 1966!
#Shown here is Diego’s #surrealistic recollection of the moment that changed his life.
“My life took on new meaning. I became more.” Diego to Helga
Who could predict that fate would place 19 year old Helga #Drössler, sitting in the Paris #artist #café “Les Deux Magots” with a friend, only to find the famous #sculptor Gigi #Guadagnucci who was also an acquaintance of her’s, suddenly introduce her to the debonair artist #DiegoVoci ? Both their lives would change until Diego’s death in 1985.
Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) was a #Master of #Surrealism:
Once again we want you to see Antonio DIEGO Voci’s versatility in our part four of the #Faces series. Note the drama of the #Pierrot to the calmness of the #Mother and Child. Note also the sense of young versus old. Best is how Diego could render the surreal with tenderness and beauty in “Mädchen mit #Mandoline” owned by Barbara W.
Shown above is a very similar surreal young woman absent the mandolin, owned by Stephen and Wendy Max of Edmonton, Alberta.
Read more about the close relationship Stephen and Wendy had with Diego and Helga in the 80’s before Diego passed away from cancer. The Diego Voci Project honored the couple who used to represent Diego in Canada in a 4 Part Series. Here is part ONE:
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We the volunteers of Diego Voci Project are gaining momentum in our worldwide search for the lost works of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego #Voci (pronounced “VOH-chee” 1920-1985).
The Diego Voci #Project has published images of nearly 1,000 of about 4,000 #paintings scattered around the globe.
A great example is this newly discovered image of a Diego Voci #masterwork of actors awaiting to go on stage. It was purchased in 1978 by Mr. Denis #Provencher of #Canada. Denis bought the large oil painting titled “Le petit téâtre” at Diego’s studio for $1,490 Canadian Dollars. But, we have no clue as to where it is now. Please be of help!
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Enjoy more of Diego’s Harlequins: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/harlequins-diegovocitm/
The Fairchild family members Cheryl and Dan, along with their son Brad each have at least one #Diego Voci #masterpiece! Today we feature Brad’s #Madonna as Part #4 of our trail to the birth of #Jesus on #Monday:
Imagine finding a #treasure like Brad did online. Keep a lookout…a couple of thousand Diego oil paintings are scattered around the world. Our DVP team just found a treasure in #Lithuania. You never know where you’ll find your’s!
We’ve featured several of the Fairchild family #Diego Voci #Collection:
Take a virtual #Museum Tour created by Stephen #Max in Alberta, #Canada:
If you enjoy this video, simply enter “DIEGO VOCI” into your search engine and go!
#Yusaku #Maezawa is the Mystery #Bidder and #Buyer of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled” at #Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary sale that realized a reassuring $318.4 #million!
Take a virtual Museum Tour while sitting down: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/diegovoci-youtube-videos/
#Google #DiegoVoci to see what this #internationally known #Italian #Artist created! See our Boards on #Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/
…the place where #DiegoVoci™ published a series of prints handmade on special #lithostones in #1979, financed by Naffouj #Gallery.
Dr. Jawdat Naffouj, owner of Naffouj Gallery in Altstadt of Landstuhl, Germany.
During a live interview (2012) in Landstuhl, #Germany with Jawdat Naffouj of Naffouj Gallery, Jawdat shared with DiegoVoci™ #Art #Historian Coop Coorider, delivery slips for the Lithographs from Urbino, Italy. These lithographs are first edition signed by DiegoVoci™.
Jawdat Naffouj was not only instrumental to DiegoVoci™’s growth as an #artist but also a catalyst for influencing Diego to change his signature (from D.Voci to DIEGO).
To read more on what is considered an original Lithograph click link: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page5.html#67831
The #DiegoVoci™ #Estate has numerous DiegoVoci™ authentic lithographs available. http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!acquire-graphics-shopping/c12yh
Fred Curley knew artist DiegoVoci™ https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/fred-curley-knew-artist-diegovoci/
Content in excerpt in page 4 of 8 of the 1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian begins with this #DiegoVoci™ Quote:
Have you done your best work yet? “No”
When will you begin? “As soon as possible.”
#DIEGO INTERVIEW, DEC. 1973.
DiegoVoci™ “The Fisherman’s Miraculous Catch” 1974 130 x 90 cm, oil on sand base canvas (experience DiegoVoci™’s unusual awareness, a wide & deep understanding of the world and the ability to make it visible as in the example of this painting above)
Notes by Coop Cooprider:
“DIEGO is an #artist. He looks like an #artist.
For DIEGO there are no tomorrows, no yesterdays, only the moment. Now is important. Enjoy.
To limit DIEGO to a “single style” is to #cage the #Lion. He can paint anything and he often does, yet there remains a strong vein, a unity and consistency in his divergent moods. #Pastel, #oil, #glass paint, #surrealism to #super-realism have all experienced the DIEGO technique – but mostly DIEGO is #people!
DIEGO #loves #people. Truly loves. People are his #life and his #work. The people on his #canvas feel. They have experienced. They have lived. They are people for which one feels compassion.
DIEGO needs canvas as well as people.
“I must to paint. To me is important the white canvas. On the canvas I can begin again. This is my life.”
There is a reluctance in DIEGO to pinpoint his early inspiration. But he has said,
Where are the thousand words to describe a DIEGO picture? DIEGO says,
“The first idea … the first few lines decide the whole work.”
DIEGO’s first few lines are #magical. Composition comes easy. So easy. Watching DIEGO in concert with paint makes one think tying shoes would be more difficult.
Such ease. Such depth. Such strength.
DIEGO possesses an unusual awareness, a wide and deep understanding of the world, and the ability to make it visible. A DIEGO demands your attention. You may not like it, but you will be forced to react. My advice: don’t deny yourself a DIEGO. He is not “just another painter,” he is a master in the making.”
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AC DV History #15 5/7/2010
Part Six of Stephen and Wendy Max’s experiences with DiegoVoci™
“Diego’s gregarious personality, his love of company and conversation combined, was the magic of Diego’s art. His personality was in his art. I recall from a conversation while relaxing after a busy first day, our talk shifted from travelling experiences to some dialogue around our entertainment industry, in particular, television and what programs were currently offered for children.
I explained that one of the most popular shows of the day was a production of #Jim Henson’s Muppets. This led to a lengthy discussion around the show’s concept and the characters. Primarily slowed by my clumsy attempts at describing the show. It provided to be a daunting task, explaining something like “#The Muppets”, especially, “#Kermit the Frog” and his hosting duties with “#Miss Piggy”. Diego was intrigued making an entry in our guest book, immortalizing “#KERMIE” in our home, shown above!”