THE #WOMAN BEHIND THE #MAN

#MAX AND #DiegoVoci™ PART FIVE

This letter (below) was the seed that led to Stephen & Wendy Max representing DiegoVoci™ from 1981 to 1985. 

 Taunusstein, June 17, 1980

 

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Max,

We hope your trip back to Canada was alright and your painting arrived safely.

Last week we bought our tickets and if nothing unexpected happens we will be arriving in New York on July 10.

Somebody arranged an exhibit in the Officer’s Club in Washington D.C. for Diego on July 12 and 13, therefore we will be going to directly to D.C.  We are planning several exhibits and private parties on our way to the West and will be in Washington State around the 25 of July. We will stay there with our friends in Gig Harbor for several days, they are also planning an exhibit in their gallery and in the Officer’s Club.

I think it is not too far from away from Alberta by plane and we could perhaps fly over to you for 2 days.  Do you know people who would be interested in seeing Diego’s paintings?  Do you think you could arrange a small painting party in your home?  Please write us as soon as possible, so we can organize everything.  We know that Canadians like Diego’s paintings very much and I think that Diego could be quite successful in Canada.

We are waiting for your early reply and in the meantime we remain.

With best wishes.

Helga and Diego

Drawing of Helga 30 x 22  mixed media ca. 80's original

Drawing of Helga Voci

40 YEARS TO FIND AGAIN 3 COLLECTORS ADDICTED TO DIEGO

Three victims of “The Potato Chip Phenomenon,” (can’t stop at buying only one Diego Voci artwork) emerged this year. 40 years ago I wrote in the June 1974 Guide to TV:

1974 June TV Guide Cover with Fishermen

Dr. William M. Morton wrote from Muncie, Indiana that he has 15 DIEGOs.  Robert Sholar in Washington D.C. has 30.  A land developer in Colorado Springs has 24 [Dr. Ogden Brown].  Dr. Norman Ferland, with 6 DIEGOs has written from Great Falls, Montana to say, “I would not even begin to think of selling them no matter what the price would be.  They are part of my house.” – Quoted from 2 page article on Diego.

We knew about the Colorado Springs Diego Collector, Dr. Ogden Brown, whose daughter Marsha became the USA agent for Diego. See her sitting before her favorite painting, “Nude in Yellow” for which a $20,000 reward has been announced (stolen about 1973).  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page8.html#237

But, it took until this year to re-locate the other three addicted Diego collectors, I met in 1974.

We continue to uncover collectors addicted to Diego.  Colonel Snow (deceased) had many Diego’s, and we are trying to contact Col. Snow’s daughter in Colorado.  Also, Joedy Lyng Riederer in Virgina. And we have other Diego collectors finding us online each day.

Google “Diego Voci” to learn more.

Coop Cooprider, Art Historian

Diego Voci Project

diegovociproject@gmail.com

AC DV History #189 12/27/2014