This October 1972 occasion was Coop Cooprider’s 36th birthday (on left). The friends on the couch are Ingrid and Walter Nermerich, owners of “Alt Landstuhl Restaurant” in Landstuhl, Germany home of the famous Chateaubriand.
“Friends” on the wall is an amazing work of art by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). The painting was purchased from the private collection of Jawdat and Joy Naffouj, art dealers also in Alt, Landstuhl. “Friends” has been on Coop and Patti’s walls as they moved around the world ever since.
Coopriders now own about 8 dozen or so Diego art paintings; several are earmarked for selection into a Major Museum Diego Retrospective once a generous benefactor comes forward.
“La Violenza“ by DIEGO Voci is definitely not just the nice painting that will match the couch. “La Violenza“ is a powerful DIEGO image that is disturbing to many viewers. The muscular strength and passion of DIEGO’s“La Violenza“ spoke loudly to international art collectors Patti and Coop Cooprider, who bought it directly from DIEGO in his Schwetzingen home / studio. Coopriders proudly displayed “LaViolenza” over their bed for over 35 years, now retired temporarily to storage, replaced by another Diego “Mandolin”.
La Violenza, #14919 1973 35 3/4″ x 41 1/2″ oil on canvas