ANOTHER #HIDDEN #GEM IN DIEGO’S #MAILBOX

Clown for TWITTER Newsletter Post 2 NOV 2018 KC

Diego Voci; “Clown” with Frame 38″x 22″ oil on canvas

Gerald Basinger shares;

“I only recently was aware of your DIEGO VOCI project and would like to contribute my experience.

I was stationed with US Army 16th Aviation Bn. in Nellingen W. Germany from 1968-1970 and became acquainted with Diego at the Officers Club at Patch Barracks where he had one of his art exhibitions. Although he did not have a Clown painting there, I had seen his work with that subject elsewhere. Since I was making a driving trip vacation to Paris from my military accommodation near Stuttgart and he was living close to the route I would be driving I contracted for him to paint a CLOWN (Oil on canvas).  I do not recall the specific name of his location where he was living.

Anyway, the experience of going to his place, in the summer of 1970, and watching him start from a blank canvas and over a 2 hour time period to see his amazing, actually incredible, speed and skill with the brush was something I will never forget. I am not kidding that at least 4 or 5 different times he could have said I am done and I would have been just thrilled with what I saw. But he would say “I want to work on this a bit” and a new and different clown would appear. Be it a hair change, a different necktie, a change in the eyes, or mouth. What a genius. Because I returned to the USA in October 1970 I had no other contact with Diego.

However, I have had numerable favorable comments over the years with that piece of art in my homes. With regards”

Visit Diego Voci’s Clown Board on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/clowns-diegovocitm/

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WHAT’S IN DIEGO’S MAILBOX TODAY?

Gene Pizzo with I Due Mondi selfie

Gene Pizzo emailed The Diego Voci Project to shares with us:

“I met Diego Voci in Bitburg AB in the early ’70s where I appreciated his work but could not afford to buy them. In the late ’70s & early ’80s, at Spangdahlem AB, I was in a position to buy. I have 11 Diego works of art, mostly oils, and treasure them. Unfortunately, we have downsized and no longer have the wall space to admire them all!   

I have been to Diego’s atelier twice, by invitation, and was delighted to observe the artist at work and to chat with him and his lovely wife, Helga.

I have been living in Tampa, Florida, since July, 1982. 

It’s hard to pick favorites in my collection, but always felt that “I Due Mondi” stood out above the rest (maybe because it was so different??). (selfie attached)    

I promise to photograph them, as requested, and send you a link. That will be my next project!”

Diego Voci, Master of the Surreal, visit more examples of Surrealistic works: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/

 

DIEGO SEZ: 35 Stunning #Museum Shows #NYC Over the #Holidays, Renaissance Jewel Boxes to Heart-Thumping Surveys

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Hilma af Klint, Group IV, The Ten Largest, No. 7, Adulthood (1907). The Hilma af Klint Foundation, Stockholm. 

To see all the exciting shows click hear: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/new-york-museum-shows-to-see-over-the-holidays-1342733?utm_content=from_&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=US%209:37%20a.m.%20newsletter%20for%2012/11/18&utm_term=New%20US%20Newsletter%20List

To learn more about Diego Voci visit: www.diegovociproject.com

#YUL #BRYNNER WARNED “DON’T SMOKE”. DIEGO DID NOT LISTEN.

Yul #Brynner’s video message did not get  to DIEGO in time:

Yul Brynner died of lung cancer just 2 months before Diego passed away on the 10th of December that same year in 1985.  Once he knew he was at the end of his life Yul Brynner wanted History to record him on camera these words in person to be seen and heard:

 “Now that I’m gone, I tell you: Don’t smoke, whatever you do, just don’t smoke.”

Internationally collected Italian #artist Antonio DIEGO Voci, born on December 10, 2018 loved smoking his 2 packs of cigarettes throughout the day, whether work or play. He lived to have a smoke and an espressso. What would he say now?

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Antonio DIEGO Voci is pronounced – read more at Artifact Collectors link below:

 

https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html

THE #VOICE OF THE #ARTIST’s BRUSH IS SILENCED FOREVER.

Today, in 1985 Diego Voci died. Internationally collected #artist Antonio Diego Voci, born August 10, 1920 in the little village of #Gasperina, #Italy, succumbed to lung cancer.

10 DECEMBER 1985 Anniversary of Diegos Death KAC for DVP 12.10.2018

               THE ARTIST’s CHAIR                                 THE GRAVE IN #NEUHOF

Want to learn more about DIEGO? Check out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Want to see some of the 4,000 artworks by Antonio DIEGO Voci that we the Diego Voci Project have uncovered in our 10 volunteer years? Click and check out this relevant PINTEREST Boards and peruse the other 64 boards :

Contact us if you have one – or find one. From #Surrealism, #Fauvism, #Realism, #Abstract, #Cubism, etc. all expressed for #clowns, #music, #faces, #landscapes, #still-lifes, #Theatre, #Music, #Horses, and so much more – take a peak.

You’ll be mesmerized by his talents!

diegovociproject@gmail.com

#DIEGO’S LAST HOURS – 33 YEARS AGO

Diego's last art work & smoking

That persistent urge to #draw that possessed #Diego from a young child carried into Diego’s last hours. The second weekend of December there was an open house in Diego’s home and studio; he was too weak to attend.  Yet he found the strength to draw one more piece for a door prize, his last work of art for the public, a cubist, ink drawing; followed by a small pencil sketch for Helga.

Diego, who smoked 40 cigarettes a day, succumbed to lung cancer 10 December 1985.

The resting place for Diego Voci is in Neuhof, Germany. On Helga’s periodic visits she shares her thoughts with both Diego and her mother beside him.

Visit Wikipedia to learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Antonio Diego Voci highlighted when Google Diego Voci

KEEP AN EYE OUT! A HIDDEN GEM AWAITS YOU

The Trial framed cleaned up

Diego Voci; The Trial 38″x30″ Framed, oil painting Private Collection

 

We (The Diego Voci Project Team) just learned that James Thomson, Diego Voci Collector, acquired “The Trial” by internationally collected artist, Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) from an online Goodwill auction.

James shares;

“I purchased another oil painting by Diego. The canvas measures (31 X 23 inches), framed (38 X 30 inches). On the back is Diego printed and below that in English, the title ” The Trial ” which I assume is the trial of the Apostle’s Peter and John with them in the painting stands the cripple that they cured who stood up with Peter and John to defend the Apostles before the threatening Jewish Council. The Council asked them “By what power or in whose name did you do this?””

 This painting title “The Trial” was during the time the DIEGO signature began on his works (ca. 1966).  Diego began an exclusive contract to NAFFOUJ Gallery. The frame is the style commonly used by Naffouj for DIEGO as well as other artists. The biography on the back was written by Joy Gibson before she married Jawdat Naffouj. Joy now resides in Canada. Our estimation is the work is around 1966. The historical interpretation certainly to fits what James Thomson wrote.

Visit: The Diego Voci Project website!

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#MASTER OF #SURREAL STRIKES AGAIN!

Le Baiser #741-089 60x50cm Col. Malloy Ramstein 1974

Diego Voci; “Le Baiser” #741-089 oil painting 60x50cm 

Who owns this painting now?

Last known collector of this work of art created by Diego Voci (1920-1985 VOH-chee), was in 1974 purchased by Col. Malloy in Ramstein AFB in Germany.

Diego Voci; artistic strength as Master of Surreal, view more  https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/

And to learn about the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

 

 

LOST PAINTING! WHERE IS IT?

Bauerin Mit Kind #251-209 Mrs. Nugteren 1975 50x40cm

Diego Voci; “Bauerin Mit Kind” #251-209 oil on canvas 50x40cm 

Last known owner was Mrs. Nugteren purchased in 1975 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Any whereabouts or information on this painting, please contact diegovociproject@gmail.com

To learn more about Diego Voci; Artist of a Thousand Faces; https://youtu.be/zX4XExOXZLY and explore The Beauty of Diego: http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

“FRIENDS” On The Wall & “FRIENDS” On The Couch

October 1972 Coops 36th Birthday

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. 

Three great places to learn more about Diego:

  1. Google “Diego Voci” then click “Images
  2. Wikipedia: Antonio Diego Voci” 
  3. Diego Voci Project website 

NOTE: Coop Cooprider is the volunteer Diego Voci Historian.