1974 DIEGO VOCI #BENEDICTINE #CONTEST ENTRY

In 1974 #DIEGO was invited to participate in the 12th Annual BENEDICTINE Art Awards in #NY (USA). #DIEGO showed no interest. The Diego Voci Historian, Coop Cooprider,  offered to buy DIEGO’s creation in advance, on the condition it would be submitted to the #BENEDICTINE event. DIEGO agreed. DIEGO had complete freedom on what to paint.

This 1974 full image (30″ x 24″ sand based paint on canvas- BELOW) with the 14″ BENEDICTINE bottle shows the result as submitted to the BENEDICTINE event.

C48-1 Benedictine Bottle 1974 34948D 30 x40

Diego Voci; “Benedictine” sand based paint on canvas #34948D 1974

Look closely at this close up (BELOW) of the 14″ BENEDICTINE bottle

C48-2 Benedectine Bottle Close-Up 1974 34948D 30 x40 Bottle

Now look closely (BELOW) at the second full image 30″ x 24″ of the same painting. What happened to the BENEDICTINE bottle? It’s gone!

C48-3 Benedictine Bottle OVERPAINTED 34948D 30 x 24

When DIEGO learned he did not win, he retaliated, and obliterated the BENEDICTINE bottle and its labels. Before the Diego Voci Art Historian, Coop Cooprider could pick up the paid-in-advance “BENEDICTINE” painting, DIEGO had clandestinely painted out all evidence of his disappointing BENEDICTINE experience. DIEGO transformed the BENEDICTINE bottle into a 14″ pink pitcher adding a handle (see ABOVE).

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