About diegovociproject

#DiegoVoci™ Project is dedicated to enhancing awareness and interest of internationally collected artist Antonio #Diego Voci (1920-85) and his great body of work. Contact us: www.diegovociproject.com

“La #fille du #port” by #DIEGO

La fille du port” owned by Tom Frinta  and his wife Ena is best described in Tom’s own words,                                                                                                                                                    “La fille du port” is actually my favorite picture. I look at it several times a day. There is a very precious meaning. Her expression shows that poverty does not reduce the human values. Her face is still so beautiful and sovereign although she cannot afford a new dress.”

La fille du port Image from Tom w Frame Cropped 70x80cm 641-037

La fille du port” (Girl from the Harbor), Oil on Canvas, 70×80 cm, #641-037)

After connecting with Tom in March of 2015, the DVP found that not only did Tom share an exciting and clandestine adventure with “Diego” himself, this exquisite oil painting by Diego has a story of it’s own. To read about their “energizing” #adventure click on link at bottom of the WP post.

Circa 1973 Helga #Voci began keeping index cards of Diego oil #paintings, cards not found again until this year. Of recent DVP discovered 2 cards for the same painting. Coop has been the Diego Voci #Historian since #1973 and he and wife Patti continue to collect Diego #artwork and proudly display them with no intent to let go of any Diego artwork!

In 1974 Coop purchased“La fille du port” in Diego’s studioDiego later, on Christine Khan’s behalf, asked Coop & Patti for some of their Diego collection to keep Christine in business.  Since Coop let Patti choose a few, he had no idea which paintings were selected. Fortunately and unfortunately it ended up including the “La fille du port”.La fille du port 3 Images in 1 for post 3 DEC 2017

Once we made the connection of 2 Index cards selling the same painting the mystery was solved. Sold to Coop in 1974, it was resold to Tom in 1980, who proudly refers to Diego as his “close friend Antonio”.  “La fille du port” is in good hands with Tom and Ena.

Coop says “Tom has great taste”and that had he known Patti selecting this one          he’d have stopped her!

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/an-energizing-discovery/

Read more about internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-19-85) on Coop’s Wikipedia Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

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Who owns “Ragazza Di Campagna”?

Ragazza Di Campagna #641-032 60x80cm Cooprider

Diego Voci; “Ragazza di Campagna” #641-032 60x80cm oil on canvas

This is an old photo of Diego Voci’s “Ragazza Di Campagna” which was purchased in 1974 by Coop Cooprider and then resold late 1970’s.  Coop was asked by Diego back in late 1970’s,“Can you let go of any of the paintings that you bought from me to resell  because we are low in product?”  Coop said “Yes” and this is particular painting was one of them.

Anyone know of the new owner or where this painting is now please contact the Diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com

To view the versatility of Diego Voci in his artistic talents, check out! https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/paintings-in-the-spotlight-diegovocitm/

 

In #Memory of John Barnhart

Dearest Diego Voci Aficionados,

With our deepest regards we want to reach out to you all during the holiday season, especially Helen Jamrog Barnhart, her daughters Rebecca and Sarah and their family and friends lost, John, the husband and father, and firend who contributed one of the best stories about personally visiting and being entertained by Diego and Helga. John was thrilled to share his memories with the Diego Voci Project.

John Haynes Barnhart (1942-2017) now rests in peace. Helen and her family lost John, “beloved husband, cherished father, adored papa”. John will be missed by all he touched with his caring, friendly and giving personality! Life is precious. Live it!

While serving in Germany as Colonel for US AIR FORCE in the late 60’s, John met Antonio “Diego” Voci (1910-1985); but, more importantly he met his lovely and loving wife Helen Jamrog! Both loved art and antiques. They commissioned Diego to create a “Still Life”. John assured Helen Diego would paint it ”just as Helen wanted it“, including her antique coffee grinder and pears. At the unveiling however there was no antique coffee grinder and not enough pears. Diego who was not used to giving in to requests but honored Helen’s:

Still Life Cropped for POST Part 2 Barnhart 27 NOV 2015 KAC

Still Life, DIEGO 1968

Diego and this lovely couple enjoyed their visits! See their Madonna and Child which proudly adorns the Barnhart walls : https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

You will enjoy the fun and interesting 3 Part Story “Young Lovers in Germany” about the Barnhart’s and their “visits with Diego”:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/diegovoci-1967-commission-for-young-lovers-in-germany-part-i/

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/diegovoci-1967-commission-for-young-lovers-in-germany-part-ii/

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/diegovoci-1967-commission-for-young-lovers-in-germany-part-iii/

In Memory of JOHN BARNHART 28 NOV 2017

John Haynes Barnhart (1942-2017)

         We send the Barnhart family our warmest condolences, The Diego Voci Project

      Love those close to you while you can, they will be with you always!

DiegoVoci Project HEART from YouTube Video KC 28 NO 2017

 

Where is this Painting “Fiori”?

Fiori #361-475 oval Willett

Diego Voci: “Fiori” oval oil on canvas #361-475

This is an old faded polaroid image of the original painting “Fiori” by Diego Voci.  This painting was purchased by Major Willett at the Terrance Club, #Frankfurt am Main 1976.

Any information or whereabouts of this painting or the owner please contact us at the diegovociproject@gmail.com

See other examples of Still Life #Flowers by Diego Voci:  https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/still-life-diegovocitm/

Take a Virtual Museum Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5Jl-2FuXM&t=200s 

PICASSO! GAUGUIN! WAS BUYER OVERCHARGED?

YOU, YES YOU ARE THE JURY!!

“Joueur de flute et femme nue” (1970) by Pablo Picasso

A Russian Oligarch bought 2 Billion dollars of artworks including Klimt, Picasso, Gauguin, Rothko, da Vinci and more.  He is claiming in court he was overcharged! One of the art pieces he bought was just sold for over $400 million!

You may see and evaluate his collection at https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-02-23/a-100-million-mystery-a-russian-his-art-and-his-big-losses

#DIEGO VOCI “FACES SERIES” PART TWO

The Artist of a Thousand Faces”  Antonio Diego #Voci (1920-1985) internationally collected artist is mostly referred to as “Diego”. Part Two, much like Part One, reflects the exquisite mastery of Diego’s versatility. Unknown to many Diego #aficionados he created what appear to be ‘portraits’ of real people who posed – Diego actually did most from memory. Diego’s figurative #art includes the clear precision of the detailed features in faces shown in Part One of the “FACES SERIES” (click on link at bottom of post).

Diego mastered #figurative, #abstract, #cubism, and fantasy faces such as clowns. Having traveled to the #Southwest of US in 70’s and early 80’s Diego was fascinated by #Native Americans, one shown here:   https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/?s=FACES&submit=Search

Group 2 Oct 21 2017

Having traveled throughout Europe and Morocco, Diego was also inspired by the indigenous people – again creating all from memory. Children were also depicted in various styles by Diego. Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, kept #Polaroids. The faded and definitely not as vivid as what you may have on your walls (or wish to have on your walls?)  Diego loved life and lived to paint. In his words,

“I must to paint. To me is important the white canvas.                                                     On the canvas I begin again. This is my life.”

Many more faces to come – and not only here – we have many more social media outlets like YouTube, #Pinterest, Facebook, and more! Search GOOGLE “Diego Voci Project”, you’ll find Diego’s bio on Wikipedia, too. Written by Coop #Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian, since 1973, you’ll be amazed at Diego and his art!  The DVP has archived more than 1,000 of his works. A couple more 1,000 to go! Send us your Diego art – or let someone you know that owns a “Diego” to contact us on our

Diego Voci Project at our website: www.diegovociproject.com

OR  via email at: diegovociproject@gmail.com

Here is just one of more than 15 videos on #YouTube created by Stephen #Max, who owns almost 30 Diego artworks and several others have more than a dozen). Enjoy:

Take a Virtual Museum Tour to see more genres, styles, and subject:

 

 

Where is “Playing Children” now?

Playing Children #1151-395 50x60cm

Diego Voci; “Playing Children” 50x60cm, oil on canvas 

This is an old faded polaroid of Diego Voci’s “Playing Children“.  Last information the Diego Voci Project Team has of the whereabouts is that Major Thomas Loken purchased this painting in 1976 at Ramstein AFB in Germany.  Where is this painting?

Diego Voci, an artist of a thousand faces!

Contact us at www.diegovociproject.com with any information on this painting.

Who owns “La Partenza”?

La Partenza #361-460 50x60cm

Diego Voci; “La Paretenza” oil on canvas 50x60cm

This is an old faded polaroid of Diego Voci’s “La Partenza” purchased by Mrs. Donald Edmondson in 1976 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Where is this Diego Voci painting now?  Please contact diegovociproject@gmail.com with any information.

To learn more about Diego’s landscape paintings, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Gallery

 

What does “Composition XXI” mean?

Composition XXI 361-459 Keener

Diego Voci; Composition XXI, oil on canvas; 50x60cm

This is a faded old polaroid of this painting by Diego Voci titled “Composition XXI” purchased by Mr. Keener back in 1977.

Does Mr. Keener still own this painting? Based on the information provided by Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci (1920-1985), this painting was purchased at an auction back in 1977.

Diego had a way with creating stories within his abstract paintings.  What would happen if you untangle and unravel this work of art?

The all volunteer project team assists the Diego Voci Estate archiving all of Diego Voci’s works of art.  Any whereabouts on “Composition XXI” please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com

 

“Music to my Ears”… Who owns this painting?

Arlequin Avec Mandoline 161-428 Ogden 60x80cm

Diego Voci; Arlequin avec Mandoline #161-428, oil on canvas 60x80cm  

Ltc. Leigh Ogden purchased this painting back in 1976 in Ramstein, Germany.  Who owns this painting now?  Where is this painting?  Contact the all volunteer project team at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

Diego Voci loved music, he hummed while he painted quotes Helga Voci, widow of Diego.

To Learn more about Helga Voci and all of her wonderful memories of Diego, visit: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego