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.
An “excerpt” from the DIEGO VOCI NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER that Stephen Max (one of the DVP’s volunteers) creates for all of Diego Voci’s collectors as a way to stay connected to the Legacy of Diego Voci.
Helga Voci, sole owner of the #DiegoVoci™ Estate, notified the #volunteer Diego Voci Project that she released 6 paintings in 2016 from the Diego Voci Estate #collection displayed on www.diegovociproject.com (also some lithographs).
The following paintings will be marked #SOLD on the website. Madame Voci lists the pieces at what she considers the #wholesale prices to #art #galleries, who in turn add their markup.
This large #DiegoVoci™ painting “Poor People” was one of two paintings on raw #burlap commissioned by Joy and Jawdat Naffouj. Joy lives in #Canada. Jawdat still operates a #gallery in Landstuhl #Germany. He has severalDiegoVoci™ #lithograph editions available that he published in the 1970’s.
“Poor People” 39 ½” x 47 ½”
“Poor People” has never been displayed since completed 50 years ago. It now resides in the Private Collection of Coop Cooprider in San Diego. He can be reached at DIEGOVOCIPROJECT@GMAIL.COM.
Many dozens of DiegoVoci™ images have been chosen by #Google. To see what they select search DiegoVoci™, then click IMAGES.
Courtesy of the all volunteer Diego Voci Project Team