Twenty-four years ago, Diego Lukezic was a little boy that lived in the big city of
Buenos Aires Argentina. Every other day Diego’s mother would put his hat on for
him and together they would walk to the outdoor market for groceries. He could
hear tango music from a distance. Little Diego happily skipped though the
cobblestone streets with eagerness to get there.At the market the vendors kindly
greeted little Diego and his mother. The market was a busy place with pleasing
Tango music play by “Tangoman” he wore a long coat with a black hat that
covered his face, he sat on wooden crate with his Bandoneon (a music
instrument) on his lap, singing and playing lovely music for coins. Next to him was
his small dog "Tango" he was white with black spots.
This little dog was Diego’s favorite thing in the whole the market. Every time
Tango saw, Diego he’d jumped and danced all over the place with excitement.
Little Diego would ask his mother for change to tip the Tangoman, using this as
an excuse to sit and play with Tangodog. This happened for several years......
Everything was perfect for Diego until he found out his family was moving to
another neighborhood. He felt very sad, for he knew he would not see tango any
more.This is when Diego began to draw and paint Tangodog. Diego could not
forget the expression in Tangodog’s eyes as he walked away, the last day he
went to the market……..Many Years went by……..
Diego still missed Tango terribly. Diego knew that Tango missed him too. One day
after school, Diego went to visit his Grandmother, near his old neighborhood, as
he walked along, a man with a black hat caught his eye. Diego knew it was the
Diego ran to him and asked, "Where is Tango, your dog?" With a frown
Tangoman replied, "He is dead and so is my music." Diego responded,” He is
dead for you, but not for me, he will live forever“…For Diego Tangodog will live
eternally in his paintings and in memories…
Diego has been showing and selling his “Tangodog” artwork for 15 years in the
United States, primarily in New Orleans Louisiana. New Orleans was Diego’s home
for 14 years, in August 2005 moved away from New Orleans due to Hurricane
Katrina. Soon after, in September 2005 he opened Diego Lukezic Gallery in Santa
Fe New Mexico
Tango Dog & downtown cat Copyright 2011 Diego Lukezic . All rights reserved.
Santa Fe ,NM
Diego Lukezic Studio
New Orleans-Santa Fe