Helga Voci’s shares from her Photo Album…

Just received on Facebook Messenger from Helga images of old photographs from an art show that took place 1983 or 84 at La Bella Casa Restaurant in Kaiserslautern.

This is one of many art shows Diego had at restaurants.  Diego loved gathering around people, food, and selling his works of art.

Diego Art Show at La Bella Case Restaurant Kaiserslautern 1983 or 1984

Top left: Diego taking a moment to admire Helga as she was in conversation.

Top right: Helga and Diego in conversation with a potential Diego collector and by the looks of it the potential collector was having a good time.

Bottom left: Christina Khan (who represented Diego during the 1980’s embraced a moment with Diego here in this photograph.

Bottom right: Diego deep into a conversation expressing his Italian emotions.

For more information on Helga Voci’s Biography: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego 

 

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Artist Diego Voci was a Man of the People

Helga Voci, Diego’s lover, wife and confidant from 1960 until his death from lung cancer (chain smoker), wrote in her biography, her memory;

“Diego played cards with the Fishermen”

Here is an example of Diego’s memory of 3 Fisherman we found in an old faded Polaroid from 1974.

Fisherman #151-195 60x80cm

Fisherman” # 151-195 60x80cm purchased by Mr. Thomas

To learn more about the life of Helga and Diego: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego

Straight from Helga Voci’s Photo Album!

Helga Voci is the widow of internationally collected Artist Diego Voci.

Christine Khan close up at Ramstein OWC

“This foto is Christine in front of the collection at Ramstein Officers Club with a letter from the wive’s club.” – Helga Voci   (Christine Khan was Diego’s art representative during the 1980’s.)

In the image below:

Phyllis Maynard of Ramstein OWC states “Diego’s contributions towards the Officer’s wives Club fundraising was a success with Diego’s works and donations”.

Christine Khan with Diego's painting and Phyllis Mignard thank you letter Ramstein OWC

To learn more about Helga and Diego’s life together: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego

To view Lithographs by Diego: https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-graphics-shopping

 

ALMOST ENDED UP IN THE #TRASH!!!

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Diego Voci; “Lady with Fur” 

The exquisite #painting title “Lady with Fur” was originally owned by a Colonel (who has since passed away). This painting was seen in a run-down home. A neighbor to the run-down home, Cheryl Gossman, went over as people were throwing the contents of the home in the trash. Cheryl saw this painting “Lady with Fur” across the room and inquired about having the painting. The individuals clearing out the house said “sure”. This painting is one of about 4000 oil paintings internationally collected #artist #Diego Voci completed during his lifetime (1920-1985).

Now this painting is seen, viewed and admired each day. You too, may find a #Diego anywhere to own and enjoy. This is a truth amongst the collectors we have identified to date over 1000 Diego paintings and drawings we have cataloged in the Diego Voci Estate Archive.

Help us find the hidden gem works of art by Diego Voci. Email us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

We thank Cheryl for reaching out to us and for saving and sharing “Lady with Fur”.

#DINING WITH #DIEGO… SURROUNDED BY #ART

Jeune Fille avec Fleurs #10802-106 front index card Danghuzzi - Copy

Diego Voci; “Jeune Fille avec Fleurs” #10802-106, 40x50cm oil on canvas

“Jeune Fille avec Fleurs” (40x50cm #10802-106, oil on canvas) graced the walls of La Gondola #restaurant where Diego Voci Art Historian Coop Cooprider dined several times with #Diego during his years in #Germany. This unique Diego artwork is of #glass paint. And to add to Coop’s experience with sitting there and being surrounded by paintings by Diego Voci on the walls carrying on their own conversation (if the walls could talk).

#Diego loved stopping at #restaurants every town he drove thru or visited.
Becoming friendly with the owners of restaurants was an everyday common occurrence for Diego. So much so, that, Sig. Danghuzzi of Ristorante Firenze purchased this painting “Jeune Fille avec Fleurs” at La Gondola Restaurant back in November 24, 1980 ($480) to display in his own Restaurant Firenze. Coop loved the Gnocchi at Firenze, his wife Patti, the Spaghetti Carbonara.

Scattered throughout the social media you will discover several “Dining with Diego” experiences.

To learn more, visit “Who is Helga Voci”: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego

Enjoy eating with works by Diego in your own home, purchase an original Diego Voci Lithograph from the Diego Voci Estate here: https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-graphics-shopping

#ARTISTS THAT #PAINT THE SAME #SUBJECT IN VARIED MULTIPLE PAINTINGS!

Dorf au Menorca and Casa di Contadini

Dorf au Menorca” and “Casa di Contadini” (both oil on canvas)

“Artists often paint multiple paintings of the same subject. #Picasso painted numerous paintings of Dora Maar and Marie Therese, Edward #Hopper used his wife, Jo, in most of his female subjects in paintings, #Bonnard also painted his wife in numerous paintings, Andy #Warhol did quite a number of Marilyn print, the same image but altered, #Monet painted dozens of haystack paintings, and multiple views of the Rouen Cathedral.”  Kathleen Grace, Artist, Art consultant, Instructor, former Museum Educator, Gallery Curator

https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Leonardo-Da-Vinci-paint-3-paintings-of-the-same-person-La-Gioconda-La-Monalisa-and-the-Monastery-of-the-Prado

“It’s quite common for an artist to paint a subject that you like working with in varied multiple paintings.”

#DIEGO (Antonio Diego Voci 1920-1985) was one of them! Here are two examples (above) of a similar landscape where Diego captured a similar feeling and essence in these two works.

For more historical information on Diego, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

#WOMAN WITH #GREEN #APPLE

Ma'dele am Hafen front index card - Copy

Diego Voci; Mädele am Hafen #6802-077 60x80cm

dele am Hafen was sold to Maj. and Mrs. Angel Herrera in Heidelberg by P. Precher June 8th 1980.

Will the present owner please contact the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

To view “Each movement had its great masters, but there are very few who could create art unconfined by a single style like DIEGO.” by Chris Voci.

 

 

 

HALO DEUTSCHLAND. CALLING HELGA STRAUSS.

Frau Strauss was the original owner of this wonderful impressionistic landscape by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).  Will the present owner please contact the Diego Voci Project http://www.diegovociproject.com

Die Wanderer am Wegrand 50 x 60cm #11802-113

Diego Voci “Die Wanderer am Wegrand”; 50x60cm, #11802-113

“Die Wanderer am Wegrand”; 50x60cm, #11802-113 purchased by Helga Strauss November 21, 1980 at La Gondola Restaurant in Ramstein, Germany.   Last known address for Helga Strauss is Theodor – Heuss – Allee 153, 6630 Saarlouis – Steinrausch.

Please note the yellow string was to hold the painting when this Polaroid image was taken.

To learn more about Diego and Restaurants, visit “Dining with Diego Series” :

Part I: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/dining-with-diego-in-germany/

Part II: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/dining-with-diego-part-2/

Part III: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/dining-with-diego-part-3-five-year-mystery-continues/

Part IV: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/dining-with-diegovoci-part-4-lagondola-restaurant/

 

WHERE IS THIS PAINTING NOW? WHO OWNS THIS PAINTING?

Il Riposo Delle Muse faded polaroid image

Il Riposo Delle Muse #83823 oil canvas 100x80cm 

Il Riposo Delle Muse by Diego Voci; #83823 oil on canvas 100x80cm sold to Ltc. Blazes on August 23, 1973 at Diego Voci’s Studio in Wiesbaden. This is a faded polaroid image of the original painting.

Any information, please contact the all volunteer project team at diegovociproject@gmail.com