Marsha Largent Piper (daughter of Dr. Ogden Brown, collector of Diego Voci and once USA agent for Diego Voci) just sent the Diego Voci Project an image of herself with Diego during the 1973 Diego Voci Exhibition at the Broadmoor in Boulder, Colorado. Marsha recalls laughing often with Diego.
In 1973, when Diego was staying with collector Dr. Ogden Brown in Colorado, Diego was at his creative best. He experimented with Glass paint right in the Brown’s kitchen. Diego cooked and painted with glass paint. Yes Diego had to “cook” the glass paint.
From Marsha’s collection here is a wild example by Diego:
In 1973, The Brown Family curated the first USA exhibition for DIEGO VOCI at Boulder Colorado’s exclusive Broadmoor Resort. The Invitation:
Diego Voci; Il Spazzocamino, oil on canvas 60x70cm
The Brown Family retained this painting “Il Spazzocamino” for their family collection of Diegos.
The significance of a “chimney sweep” brings good luck in Germany. When the chimney was stopped up, the man in black had to be called in to clear the flue so you could finally cook your food again. A clean sweep also reduced the risk of setting the house on fire. So to this day we consider it good luck to see a chimney sweep.”