the first (above) an oil painting from the collection of Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian. The second (below), a wonderful pastel, is from the collections of Christine Khan, Diego’s German agent for Germany from 1972 until after his death in 1985. Easter was a reverent occasion for Voci family in Gasperina, Italy. https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page18.html#121380
“This is a unique face that never takes its eye off you, thinking what? The paint is unusually heavy, probably to disguise the painting formerly existing under this one; applied to wood, rather crudely, but, overall, I would place in the category of very special. Previously, it’s been noted as palette knife. I see no evidence of that, rather a prominent texture of an aggressive artist hand marking bold indentations with the opposite end of his amazing brush.” – Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Art Historian
The artist is internationally collected Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985)
Compliments DVP https://www.diegovociproject.com/
Antonio Diego Voci; August 10, 1920 – December 10 1985
Stephen Max is creating a 3rd publication featuring the works of DIEGO is #celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. A modern rethinking of the career and vision of one of the #greatest artists of the 20th Century.
Stephen Max expresses; “The towering #genius of Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920 – 1985) has been celebrated and remains undisputed. Now, this essential addition to Diego’s history, this groundbreaking publication Artist of a Thousand Faces continues his legacy while simultaneously re-examining the multifaceted artist’s life and work from the ground up. This authoritative study marks the 100th anniversary of the great master’s birth with a sweeping, up-to-date portrait of Diego as he has never been seen before.”
View Diego Collection by Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Art Historian; https://www.artworkarchive.com/…/collect…/antonio-diego-voci
Please enjoy the video Artist of a Thousand Faces above, also be sure to spend some quality time viewing the galleries of Diego’s paintings here: https://www.diegovociproject.com/
Additional galleries available here:https://www.artworkarchive.com/…/collect…/antonio-diego-voci
We hope you are all managing with your own personal situations. On our end, our team has made some adjustments – as just about everything has changed in our communities in the last 2 or 3 weeks. Many of us have been restricted from our regular day-day routine. …Stephen Max
Rich in warmth, kindness and charm, this guy we loved was taken away much too soon. Although Arlene stands high in every way, Richard put her even high upon a pedestal; paraphrasing Bette Midler “He was the Wind Beneath My Wings.” Richard would say it was the other way around. Here’s a hug, Arlene. And Richard if the chance allows, check in with us from time to time.
Your Friend, Coop
Cartoonists Bliet & Breen nail it, without words or names telling the story of two days in history.
Diego’s widow, Helga Voci, living in Germany remembers that Diego thought of himself as a superior cartoonist. Helga treasures the one Diego did of her Dentist father, https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-histor…/Page2.html… ; one of the few known to exist out of thousands.
Diego Voci; “Au Cafe” #1141-153 70x80cm oil on canvas. Originally purchased back in 1976 at PHV by a Craig Jolley.
Today we do not know where this painting is or who owns it. Any information would be greatly appreciated to help the mission of the DVP, to catalog all of Diego Voci works of art with the Diego Voci Estate Archive. https://www.diegovociproject.com/
DVP is expanding! Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Art Historian shares his story and Diego Collection with all of you. Enjoy this compilation of art and history come together!