WELCOME TO THE COOPRIDER FAMILY COLLECTION
READ DEFINITIONS OF 4 KEY LINKS SHOWN BELOW:
PORTFOLIO = Check out over 300 pieces of artwork. Once there, click on SOLD button.
ABOUT = You are on the ABOUT page now. "Who are the Coopriders?"
COLLECTIONS = Types of artwork divided into various categories.
ARTISTS = Some artists in the collection alphabetically (Biographies in progress).
"WHO ARE THE COOPRIDERS?"
FIRST RULE: "Buy only what you like"
We surely did. The Cooprider Family Collection has more than 300 of the works displayed here. Patti and I almost enjoyed 62 married years together on February 14th, 2021. We were both addicted to the world of art, and bought what we liked. In 2018 both of us began treatment for the big "C" word. On January 4, 2021 Patti's "C" took her to a place where she no longer is in the realm of pain.
Remember the saying "When you see the light at the end of the tunnel, you hope it isn't another train coming at you"? Our train is loaded with artwork speeding to it's ultimate end, and each work of art wants a home before that certain, but still unknown zero hour.
See what you like? Make an offer. All prices are negotiable. Individual or the entire Lot. Email us at: [email protected]
WHO ARE WE?
Patti and I, both art aficionados, were married in Montana on Valentine's Day 1959. In 1965 we moved to Europe where Patti became an art history major grad of U of MD, exposing us to museums from the Prado in Madrid to the Pushkin in Moscow and art fairs from Basel to the FIAC in Paris. Arnold Herstand helped us choose lots of quality art.
Our only boy of 7 children became permanently disabled in 1989 in Germany. We had to sell most of our major works, #Picasso drawings (3), Miro Gouache, Lipschitz bronze sculpture, large #Leger, #Chagall oil, #Dali erotic double sided drawing, and more, #Calder, Derain, #Hundertwasser, Juan #Gris. etc. All gone. We still have a nice oil by Tobiasse, and the best canvas that Trampedach did, purchased at the FIAC in Paris 1982.
But hopelessly art addicted we continued to buy what we liked. Now at age 85 and Patti was 80, with uncertain longevity, our family must find new owners, or our kids will have a garage sale.
WHAT YOU’LL SEE WHEN YOU EXPLORE "PORTFOLIO":
Half the Collection is by the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (Voh-chee 1920-1985). Coop has been the official volunteer Diego Voci Historian since 1974. We had the dream that someday a generous benefactor would sponsor a major museum Diego exhibition. We searched the world for his artworks since 2010 and have archived hundreds of DIEGO collectors, where at least four to five dozen of the artworks are museum worthy. Our collection has at least 2 dozen museum worthy paintings.
The other half of Cooprider Family Collection includes more prominent names: Salvador Dali, Kurt Trampedach, Theo Tobiasse, Jeffery Laudenslager, Valeska Soares, Manny Farber, Martin Bradley; plus, many who deserve to be prominently known such as Sean Sullivan, Becky Guttin and Steve Kelley.
When you like an artwork, make an offer. They all need a good home!
Write us at: [email protected] or Call us: (858)731-9635