A #DiegoVoci™ #Collector, Fred Curley, once worked for Jawdat Naffouj at the Naffouj Gallery in #Landstuhl, #Germany from 1969-71.
The Naffouj Gallery once upon a time was the revolving door for DiegoVoci™ paintings. As Diego shipped them to Naffouj Gallery from one country to the next capturing human emotions on canvas along the way, those paintings were quickly acquired by collectors of all kinds.
Fred Curley, orchestrated exhibitions for Naffouj Gallery at most all of the #Military Officer’s clubs and Embassy’s in #Belgium.
Fred Curley was the source behind the success of sold DiegoVoci™ works that are still in the hands of the original collectors. In Fred’s words:
“DiegoVoci™ had quite a following and everyone looked forward to my next show to see his new work. I had the fortune of personally getting to know DiegoVoci™ from working at the Gallery. I remember watching Diego paint and everyone sitting around joking drinking good wine and eating cheese.”
“I have always dreamed of opening my own Gallery when I retire and have the opportunity to offer some great works of art that I had a chance to see and enjoy as a young man. I still travel to Germany and stop in to see Jawdat Naffouj when I am there. The Naffouj Gallery is still there and Jawdat looks good and still has many DiegoVoci (graphics), Diedter Grants and also Pallucci’s in his Gallery. I, myself, own a Diego of a Madonna and Child that I personally watched him paint.”
Here is an image (above) of Jawdat Naffouj in 2012 at Naffouj Gallery.
The DiegoVoci™ Project thanks Fred Curley for sharing his own personal experience with DiegoVoci™.
How fortunate for Fred Curley to share so much time with Diego, the man. Also to personally possess a canvas Fred watched him create, one of Diego’s estimated 4,000 oil paintings. Are there any photos? Please contact us at the DiegoVoci™ Project website. We hope to receive images of your Diego works of art.
AC P of W #293 2/10/16