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.
Diego loved the face of the #Clown, and his fans could never get enough. Carl Salyar bought this one in 1977. Owner and whereabouts of this clown is unknown. Contact us at email@example.com.
Diego Voci; “Clown Mit Blume” #471-675 oval oil on canvas
Clowns paint their faces to mask the truth of who they are. Note the hand of the clown laying on part of the clown’s neck. There is thought that placing your hand to the part of their neck and cover it when one feels insecure, uncomfortable, or anxious.
Another Diego Voci clown is painted actually gazing introspectively in the mirror. This clown is in the collection of Marsha Largent Piper.