The lesson learned Dear Reader! Keep your eyes open, for you also may find a cubistic masterwork by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (920-9185).
This Diego Voci example of cubism is museum worthy. The new owner states:
“We own two Diego Voci paintings. We are so happy that this project was started because we could never find any information on who our “Diego” was! We love our paintings and are not interested in selling. We were wondering if you (DVP) were interested in having photos of them for the projects’ catalogue? Please let us know. Thank you, Caroline & John”
The Diego Voci Project Team received a letter from Diego Collector; Dan Wilking with one of his internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-1985) works of art titled “Three Faces“. Here are the words from Dan to Coop Cooprider; Diego Voci Art Historian
“During the period 1970-1973, I was stationed at the 10th Med Lab in Landstuhl (Germany). We purchased several paintings at the Naffouj Gallery in Landstuhl. Yes, Joy Naffouj introduced me to Diego. He was dark of complexion, had shoulder length hair, and wore a neat leather jacket. We exchanged greetings and that was that. The empathy on the faces of the pictured men drew me to it. The Berlin Wall and Russian episode of that time perhaps were an influence. – Dan Wilking”
Stephen Max, Creative Genius with Diego Voci Project Team is working the latest publication titled “Diego, Artist of a Thousand Faces“. Due out August 10, 2020 the 100th year celebration of Diego’s birth.
In the art world, Black Lives always mattered in the life of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). We’d like to share 3 photos of some of those works inspired by Diego’s travels in Africa a half of century ago. https://www.diegovociproject.com/
In this wonderful painting, I puzzle, is there life here that does not matter? Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) embraced a rainbow of humanity in his masterful works. How about a gay couple adopting a black child? Does only one life matter? More colorblind Diego Voci artworks to come..Stay tuned https://www.diegovociproject.com/
What the gallery says: “‘Renaissance: Noir’ investigates Blackness on the continuum of the historiographies of African American artists’ narratives that assert, individually and collectively, their state-of-mind and state-of-being Black. An existence of ‘double consciousness,’ as coined by W.E.B. DuBois, where one is constantly combating the ‘isms’—racism, colorism, sexism, capitalism, colonialism, escapism, and criticism—through the act of artistic activism. https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/renaissance-noir-at-uta-1885608
#Diego went to #Africa to embrace their #culture where Black Lives Do Matter. And #Diego went to #Indian Reservation to embrace their #culture, coincidentally a dark skin tone like Diego himself. Here are 2 examples of the #colorblind paintbrushes of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).
Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, at last decided to share her glorious memories captured in photographs kept secretly in her treasure box. The above four images are just a sampling. As historians, we would have loved to have these images many years ago.
But soon we will share them with aficionados of works by Diego Voci, internationally collected artist (1920-1985). Stay tuned for some rich history.