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.
Three great places to learn more about Diego:
- Google “Diego Voci” then click “Images”
- Wikipedia: “Antonio Diego Voci”
- Diego Voci Project website
NOTE: Coop Cooprider is the volunteer Diego Voci Historian.