DIEGO VOCI “ARTIST OF A THOUSAND FACES”

Der Monch #1151-397 oil on canvas 60x70cm

“Der Mönch”, by Antonio DIEGO Voci, 70 x 60 cm, Oil on Canvas, #1151-397

Larry Martel in #Heidelberg, Germany bought “Der Mönch” on Thanksgiving Day. The monks seems to be saying to the artist, “Who is the guy, Diego? Are you sure I can trust him?” Diego’s wife Helga captured this Diego memory on canvas with her polaroid camera in 1975, since faded.

Click to view “Faces” on Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/faces-diegovocitm/

Visit the Monthly Newsletters on Diego Voci Project: https://www.diegovociproject.com/archived-newsletters

 

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COOP COOPRIDER OFFERS $30K #REWARD FOR DIEGO

Diego Voci

Diego Voci; oil on canvas

“This clown painted by the internationally collected artist Antonio “Diego” Voci, (1920-1985) was stolen in Otterbach, Germany in the early 1980’s from what was then my office.”
https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc

“The Clown” (medium size painting) was for me the icon representing the depth of Diego the man. Study this painting. Feel the pathos. You’ll begin to know the magnetism to which certain addicted collectors such as me succumb.”

“As the authorized Diego Voci Historian (volunteer) for the Diego Voci Estate, (solely owned by his widow, Helga Voci), we are looking forward to the day a generous benefactor sponsors a Major Museum Diego Voci Exhibition.”

“See a 20 Year Diego Voci Retrospective Video curated by Stephen Max of Canada”: https://youtu.be/cnZXQuUbjlU

G. Coop Cooprider
Diego Voci Historian

HAPPY 98TH BIRTHDAY DIEGO

Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee) https://youtu.be/_WUYmz0Jkc0, the youngest of 3 brothers was born Antonio Innocenzo Voci on 10 August 1920 in the mountainous region near Catanzaro, Italy, in the small village of Gasperina, Born to be an artist.

1920 August VOCI Antonio Innocenzo Birth Certificate Gasperina, Italy (2)

“Diego” was the nickname in the artist’s adult life. He shunned his middle name “Innocenzo”. His family called him “Toto” as a child he signed his works VOCI through 1965. Thereafter “Diego”.

Diego lived up to the title of his 3-page biography “This Artist Is A Lion” that appeared in the May 1974 TV Guide. “His course mane of black hair jutting out drastically behind him, DIEGO is the image of his zodiac symbol – the lion.” https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43393

Diego’s voices came thru his art and over the years became the “Artist of a Thousand Faces” and “Master of the Surreal”. To view the book, “Beauty of Diego” http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

Link to August Newsletter; Celebrate Diego’s Birthday. https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?u=cb3fa199216c4f48823999e03&id=3f77539409

“THIS ARTIST IS A LION”

On this day, August 10, we celebrate the 98th birthday of internationally collected artist Antonio “Diego” Voci (1920-1985).

TV Guide Cover Published May 1974

I am Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian. I first met Diego in late 1966. Patti and I bought our first Diego oil painting on layaway, our first of many. We were and remain addicted https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page7.html#98597.  In 1973-74, I volunteered for a year to help Diego become better known. One of those efforts was the 3-page biography in the May 1974 issue of the AFNTV Guide by my ghost writer Victoria Williams.

$30,000 REWARD
“The Clown” pictured above was stolen about 1980 from what was then my office in Otterbach, Germany. There is a reward of $30,000 for its return. See “The Clown” in color in the video by Stephen Max: https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc

Link to August Newsletter; Celebrate Diego’s Birthday. https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?u=cb3fa199216c4f48823999e03&id=3f77539409

 

#DIEGO_VOCI The Vagabond #Photographer and #Painter

Landscape

Diego Voci:  Landscape, oil on #canvas

As the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) #traveled the world he constantly took photos in his mind to replicate on canvas at some later date.  This little gem #painting of a #landscape is an orphan without title year, or size…

… owner unknown.  Anyone???

Help us find it – Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

NOT FOR SALE

Deux Filles au Bleu 50 x 60cm 1968

Diego Voci; “Deux Filles au Bleu” 50x60cm oil on canvas ca. 1968

This painting, was listed on The Diego Voci Project website as “Not for Sale”.

Stephen & Wendy Max (volunteers for the Diego Voci Project Team) were immediately attracted to this portrait of two young women-with dark blank eyes, sensuous lips without a smile -conveying a message of noble beauty. Eventually and gratefully we were able to convince Helga to part with her treasured painting.

When Stephen & Wendy Max finally received the painting we asked Helga why “Deux Filles au Bleu” meant so much to her, here is her response:

Dear Stephen and Wendy,
I am happy that you like the painting and I know that with you it is in good hands and that you really appreciate it. The story about it is that when we lived in Wiesbaden between 1965 and 1970 we went one time to Prague where we went several times because we both liked the City and we always went through little antique shops, they had many there and we found this beautiful frame and Diego said- I will paint you a beautiful painting for this frame and that was -Deux filles au bleu- and I loved it and carried it where ever we moved. …Helga Voci

Visit Diego Voci Virtual Museum Tour to see more: https://youtu.be/cnZXQuUbjlU

A TWO-FOLD MYSTERY PAINTING FROM THE MASTER OF SURREAL!

Diego Voci Painting

Diego Voci; Unknown Title; oil on canvas, signed “Diego”

We know nothing about this painting by the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985). Not its size. Not is age. Not its whereabouts. All we have is a scanned image from a single sheet of glossy professional print paper. Logically it was for a printing project.

We reached out to Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, and she does not recall the specifics of this particular Diego Voci painting.

The two-fold mystery is the missing painting and the mystery within the painting itself.

The juxtaposition of “objects, shapes and figures” creates imagery that holds several stories within. Significance of the “Dove” in Diego’s works, what did this represent? “The spirit of child” often was a focal point for Diego; just as Alessandra, Diego’s daughter was the center of his love.

Any information please contact us at www.diegovociproject.com or diegovociproject@gmail.com

 

WHO OWNS THIS PAINTING NOW?

Jeune Fille en Blanc #641-030 80x60cm oil on canvas

Diego Voci; “Jeune Fille en Blanc” #641-030 oil on canvas 80x60cm 

“Jeune Fille en Blanc” was purchased back in 1974 by Diego Voci Historian, Coop Cooprider in Diego’s studio when Coop was helping Diego become better known. Diego opened up his studio to visitors and many experienced first hand the “magnetism” of Diego, so captivated by his art and his persona that most walked out with a painting or two in hand. Coop was no exception.

Throughout the years, Coop and his family have traveled and moved between Europe and United States, and along the way this painting has gone missing.

This unique cubistic/surrealist art work takes on the divide between two different styles. Where is the line between the two?

Any information on the whereabouts of this painting, contact us at diegovociproject.com or diegovociproject@gmail.com

 

“LA #LETTURA” – LADIES #READING by Antonio DIEGO Voci

La Lettura #571-689 Feldmann 1977 60x70cm

Diego Voci; “La Lettura”,  #571-689, oil on canvas, 70x60cm

Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) captured the most out of his #muses, not only the faces of people he met but the culture and everyday life. In this painting, you see ladies “reading” and relating. Diego, who is the “Artist of Thousand Faces”, absorbed the different cultures he traveled to.

The elongated neck… #Modigliani was the first artist to create this diversion in figurative art. The elongated neck became an embodiment of character adding to Diego’s creation of faces.

Where is this painting now? And the original owner? Mr. Feldmann from Maryland (who originally purchased this painting back in 1977).

View more of Diego Voci, Artist of Thousand Faces, on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/faces-diegovocitm/

“I DUE MONDI” = THE TWO SURREAL WORLDS!

I due Mondi #10802-105 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci; “I Due Mondi” #101802-105 oil on canvas 50x70cm

Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) lived in “Two Worlds” as he pioneered throughout his life as an artist, weaving in and out of styles, excelling at all.

Like this surrealistic painting (1980), Diego pushed his own boundaries to always be thinking forward and creating the new. Here is a story in the foreground and a story in the background.

We are looking for this painting and the original owner Major Pizzo Jr. (purchased in 1980 for $890 USD) in Spanghahlem, Germany. Any information please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

To see more into Diego’s surrealistic life, visit Surrealism at Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/