“2 Girlfirends” was selected for teh Private #Collection as one of the favorites by DIEGO’s associates at the #NAFFOUJ #GALERIE in #Landstuhl #Germany.
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 . . .
An example from Diego collector James McClean… shares his two Diego paintings “Old Man“ 31 ½ x 24 #1293-9 and “Shepper“ 31 ½ x 24 #1967-68.
“I have 2 Diego paintings each 80 x 60cm. Both were bought in Zweibruecken from Joy Gibson at showings she had at the RCAF base. The first I purchased in the fall of 1968, The Shepherd, and at another showing in 1969 I got The Old Man. Unfortunately my posting to Germany was only for two years otherwise I’m certain that I would have owned more of Diego’s work.
These two paintings have always been the focal point of our living room and my wife and I enjoy them as much today as when we first saw them. Both paintings have been willed to our eldest daughter one of whom was born in Lahr where I was stationed so they will be staying in our family.”
Writings from Diego Collectors builds the notoriety for Diego Voci and all of his works. We would love to hear from more of our Collectors. In fact, consider writing a chapter in first person for the next Diego biography book.
FOOTNOTE: Joy Naffouj (nee. Gibson) is the former Canadian art dealer who influenced the signature change from A. Voci to DIEGO.