DiegoVoci™ SIGNATURES . . .
. . . on the Barnhart Diegos; and see more of the signatures the DiegoVoci™PROJECT has located so far. The signatures by hand of internationally collected artist DiegoVoci™ are a story in themselves.
When DVP received their images for the DiegoVoci™ Archive the signature did not say “Diego”, they read ”AD Voci”. Here is a close-up of the signature on “Mother and Child”:
There was no “Diego” signature until 1966 by this artist long known as Diego by everyone. He signed “VOCI” in red in his early years; then in some form of Voci like A.Voci, D.Voci, or Diego Voci. Some were underlined or had a line with a curve after the name and some show a year as well. Here are few signatures the DiegoVoci™ Project has collected so far:
Read more about Diego , born “Innocenzo” at our DVP™ #Wikipedia Biography as it tells more about the many transitions Antonio Diego Voci made in signing documents – and most important – on all of his artwork: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
In 1966 Diego met Joy Gibson (Naffouj) a Canadian art dealer with her gallery in Zweibrücken. It was then she encouraged him to sign his paintings as “Diego”.
Joy said, “At first his art was tough to sell.” Joy and her new husband Dr. Jawdat Naffouj then made an exclusive contract with Diego to buy X paintings for X amount of money on a monthly basis. But, if Diego wanted to do a little business on the side so that Naffouj would not know, he would sign some in some form of Voci. That’s what he did with the two oil paintings Diego signed “AD Voci” commissioned by Helen and John Barnhart. Read their story how Diego created just what they ordered in 1967: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/diegovoci-1967-commission-for-young-lovers-in-germany-part-i/
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