Diego loved the “creative spirit” of “Surrealism”, a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.
Diego’s muses were women…..“A man look at woman… this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god … who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman … that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like the skinny woman … that’s the way I build Venus. If I am important enough, that’s enough to influence 90% of the world.” DIEGO, 1974.
Diego loved his visits to Paris. The title of this particular painting is “Le Sphinx”. Le Sphinx was a brothel opened in 1931 in Paris. In 1946, France outlawed all brothels. Le Sphinx was among the most expensive and best known maisons de tolérance in the Paris of the 1930s
This painting was purchased on September 9 1980 by Captain Kenneth Zielmanuski (in Ramstein, Germany). Do you know where this painting is now?? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Content below is from page 5 of 8, 1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.
A witty, gracious, confident man, DIEGO does not hunger for success. He tells those who wish to exploit him, “You want to make me something in the sky with wings…go ahead. You want to make me famous… go ahead. But this is not my life.”
Painted by DIEGO for Naffouj Gallery “Death in Battle” 1969 47 ½” x 36 ¼” oil on burlap
“A man look at woman…this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god… who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman… that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like skinny woman… that’s the way I build Venus. If I am important enough, that’s enough to influence 90% of the world.” – DIEGO, 1974