About diego voci project

#DiegoVoci™ Project, our all volunteer group, is dedicated to enhancing awareness and value of the great body of artwork created by internationally collected artist ANTONIO DIEGO VOCI (1920-85) and to archive his works with the Diego Voci™ Estate. Contact us: diegovociproject@gmail.com

#BASQUIAT BEFORE #BASQUIAT

Alexis Adler, Basquiat practicing clarinet in the bathroom of the apartment(c. 1980). courtesy of MCA Denver.

Click on line here…Basquiat Before Basquiat; A peek into his room.  An artist of many talents! Just like Diego Voci, the Artist of Thousand Faces! www.diegovociproject.com

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#PHOTOGRAPHS – A PEEK INTO DIEGO VOCI’s #ART #STUDIO

Since 2009, when the Diego Voci Project began with a find on the internet at ARTIFACTCOLLECTORS.com thanks to Mary Trimmins and a handful of Diego aficionados, the DVP has archived more than 1,000 artworks by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) (VOH-chee). The DVP, our all volunteer group, purpose is to increase the awareness and the value of the great body of artwork created by DIEGO! We locate, collect and catalog Diego’s works as the only officially authorized DIEGO VOCI ARCHIVE by Helga Voci, Diego’s widow and sole owner of the DIEGO VOCI ESTATE.

 

Gasthaus Scene Large Oil in Studio Sold thru DAHMS No Info

#DIEGO VOCI painted this large “Gasthaus” scene in his #studio in Taunusstein, Germany. Shown here the large oil painting is unframed.

 

Shown above is one of the many faded #photographs taken with the old fashioned camera that used film! The DVP has been featuring many of them, thanks to Helga who located and sent us a box of Index Cards she started keeping in the mid 1970’s. Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973, had suggested ‘somehow tracking to whom the DIEGOs were sold‘. Since 2009, the DVP has been searching the world for more “LOST DIEGO ARTWORKS”. Some of Helga’s cards have images, but the majority do not.

HELP THE DIEGO VOCI PROJECT FIND MORE OF THE #MASTER DIEGOs ART!

Helga used both polaroids and film to catalog DIEGO’s works.  Shown below is the same DIEGO “Gasthaus” scene once it had been framed. Note how the FLASH however obliterates the female figure to the right. When taking images of your Diego art, note that the DVP is best suited to archive DIEGO’s artworks with reproducible (min. 300 dpi) straight-on squared images taken without a flash. Sometimes daylight is great too if not too bright! Front and back of artworks are preferred. Include any provenance you have!

 

Gasthaus Scene Large Oil in Studio Sold thru DAHMS No Info Polaroid.jpeg

#DIEGO VOCI’s large “Gasthaus” scene is shown here framed. What is the abstract image of   in the lower right back of the easel/painting? IS it a #Picasso horse?

 

If you recognize any of the DIEGO #artworks in our posts on SOCIAL MEDIA, email us:

diegovociproject@gmail.com 

www.diegovociproject.com

 

COOP & PATTI COOPRIDER, THE WINNING TEAM WINS AGAIN!

COOP COOPRIDER, VOLUNTEER DIEGO VOCI HISTORIAN SINCE 1973, CELEBRATES 59 YEARS MARRIAGE WITH PATTI ON VALENTINE’s DAY

59th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Patti and Coop 14 FEB 2018

DECADE OF STARS AWARDS GALA 14 FEB 2018 TEXT

ANTONIO DIEGO VOCI has been a part of Coop and Patti’s life since 1966!

 

Pattin and Coop w DIEGO 14 FEB 2018

Madonna and Child” (32″x24″) Coop and Patti’s 1st DIEGO

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

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WHERE IS THE #VIP RECEPTION FOR #DIEGO VOCI?

 

PENGUINS BLACK TIE POST 7 FEB 2018

Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) (VOH-chee) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

The all volunteer DIEGO VOCI PROJECT invites you to tour the virtual #gallery #exhibition:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5Jl-2FuXM&t=173s

Like us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/diego.voci

Keep up with us on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DiegoVoci

Join us on GOOGLE+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/people/haveyou

Let us know if you too have a #DIEGO (or more than one): diegovociproject@gmail.com

 

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#DIEGO VOCI HAS INLUENCED OTHER #ARTISTS

One of these artists is Christa Volkert-Vogel in Germany who met Diego several times on Diego’s travels to the #Schwarzwald (Black Forest) area, in this case #Offenburg. She not only loved Diego’s master artistry, Christa says “he greatly affected my art.” Christa purchased 5 DIEGO artworks, “La Lettura per il Teatro” (Reading for the Theatre), which she acquired on October 26, 1980, is shown here:

La lettura per il Teatro - 9802-100 80x70cm DM2000 26 OCT 1980 Lahr

#DIEGO VOCI “La Lettura per il Teatro” (80x70cm, Oil on Canvas, 9802-100)

Christa remembers, “In my youth I had courses at the “Painters Vocational School” in Lahr, with several regional artists including Diego Voci, an internationally known artist and compelling contemporary painter. Thus a sound foundation was created that would help me in my future endeavors. After many years of  making it my hobby, I studied art in 1998 at the Academy of Fine Arts in LahrYears later I also taught there.”

(“In meiner Jugendzeit hatte ich an der Malerfachschule in Lahr, bei mehreren regionalen Malern sowie bei Diego Voci, einem überregional bekannten Künstler und überzeugenden Maler der Gegenwart, Kurse belegt. So wurde eine fundierte Grundlage geschaffen, die mir später zu einem Kunststudium verhelfen würde.”)

Christa also recalls one day that Diego was drawing several flower-themed artworks and says her own renderings were highly influenced from that one day forward!

Christa Flowers and her Diego Flowers 2015

DIEGO VOCI “Flowers” Tempera on Paper (Left) owned by Christa and her own #Flowers

Enjoy more of Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) masterpieces in the first DIEGO VOCI    PROJECT deluxe coffee-table book: “The Beauty of Diego

View here for Free:  www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

GOOGLE “Diego Voci”. CLICK “Images” See just a part of #DIEGO’s world of art!

 

 

 

#DIEGO #VOCI #FACES #SERIES PART 5

#Below are the last five in the last of this Diego Voci Project Faces Series:

Group 5 1 NOV 2017

#DIEGO VOCI #Faces- Where are they now? Faded Polaroids found by Helga in a shoebox.

#Helga Voci, #Diego’s widow, has provided the DVP a plethora of Index Cards she kept since the mid 70’s. Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973, suggested inventory records of the Diego aficionados such as Stephen Max and his wife Wendy. They represented Diego exclusively in Canada from 1980 until 1985 the year Diego passed.

Learn how Stephen Max and Coop Cooprider were linked to Diego’s growing success in Germany and then Canada – all because of a TV Guide:  https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page15.html#88728

Above on the left is “Suonatrice di linto” is one of 20 plus DIEGO artworks owned by Stephen and Wendy Max, in Edmonton, Albert, Canada. We thank them for their volunteer efforts made to increase awareness and value of the great body of artwork created by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) and promoting DIEGO on Social Media.

#GOOGLE “Diego Voci” and CLICK “IMAGES” just to see a portion of DIEGO’s creations.

Search “Diego Voci” on #YouTube and enjoy more than 15 videos made by Stephen Max.

Give us your feedback at diegovociproject@gmail.com

www.diegovociproject.com

 

FOUND: #NATIVE-AMERICAN “INDIANER” by DIEGO VOCI FOR $6.99

INDIANER Zweigle 28 JAN 2018 KC Source GMAIL

Diego Voci: “Indianer” 17″x14″, Pastel and Tempera on Paper.

Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973, recently acquired the above  “Indianer” from a couple in Texas for $300 including shipping. Brenda and Ralph Zweigle of lotathings.com came across this Diego #discovery in a #Goodwill store for $6.99! Not the first time the DVP has heard such stories! Do you recall the 97 cent buy? https://www.artifactcollectors.com/hot-buys-diego-voci-paintings-562.html
Coop bought the “Indianer” as a gift for Abel Sillas, one of Coop and Patti’s son-in-laws. Abel is from a “pueblo” north of Albuquerque and is a proud part Navajo Native American. Why is this significant? In 1973, Diego and his wife Helga on their 1st trip to the US included a Southwest destination. While there they traveled to several pueblos including Taos and Santa Fe. Diego rendered many a #Native-American from memory.
Abel Sillas married to Gabrielle, one of 6 daughters to Coop and Patti, helped raise two very talented, smart and very attractive children: Shane, 25, and Aliah, 21. Coop and Patti simply want to honor Abel for his role as a successful part in building their self-esteem, motivation and to make them feel loved. Shown here is the essence of good parenting! And, “Indianer” is an early b-day gift to Abel who only gets to celebrate every 4 years….
Gabis Christmas Gift from her Kids 2015

Abel & Gabrielle Sillas, Shane, and Aliah

Keep your eyes open for artwork by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) and tell us about your find: diegovociproject@gmail.com 

Get an idea of Diego’s versatility – one  of his greatest strengths. Diego was driven to every genre while remaining distinctly “DIEGO”: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

THE GREAT SEARCH IS ON! LOST DIEGO VOCI #PAINTINGS

Italienische Strassenszeme #1241-182 Col. Frances Gannon 50x60cm

Diego Voci; “Italienische Strassenszene” 60×50 cm #1241-182

La Promenade #151-188 Mrs. Chamsi Brown 70x80cm

Diego Voci; “La Promenade”        80×70 cm #151-188

Les Clochards #251-213 front index cards - Copy

Diego Voci; “Les Clochards” 50x40cm #251-213

This trio of works on canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) is lost out there in the world somewhere.  And there are a couple thousand more, help us locate them.  The original Diego owners have either passed away, or are dying, divorced or downsizing.

Each have frames made by Helga Voci, Diego’s love and confidant.  She found these faded Polaroid images in a shoe box.

Contact the Diego Voci Project: diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com

 

 

 

#GOOGLE’s GALLERY of #DIEGO VOCI #ARTWORKS

GOOGLE Diego Voci SEARCH and Click on Images 4 FEB 2018 KC

#Diego Voci in the GOOGLE GALLERY on 4 February 2018

Enter “Diego Voci” into your search engine. Click “IMAGES”.  Here we show GOOGLE’s selection of art by #Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). And, this image shows just the first four rows, keep scrolling down.

Enjoy examples #Cubism, #Surrealism, #Realism, #Figurative, and #Contemporary #Art.

This link to the GOOGLE Gallery takes you to February 4, 2018 GOOGLE selections:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Diego+Voci&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi98OWf34zZAhXLqlQKHddpCCMQ_AUICigB&biw=1680&bih=944

View more of Diego Voci’s #masterpieces in ‘The Beauty of Diego” created by the Diego Voci Project and published by Stephen Max:

http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

Or, you can view our #YouTube videos, also courtesy of #Stephen Max, one of the All Volunteer Team on the Diego Voci Project: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Diego+Voci

 

#DIEGO VOCI in “Café de #Paris”

#Shown here is Diego’s #surrealistic recollection of the moment that changed his life.

My life took on new meaning. I became more.” Diego to Helga

Cafe au Paris 1241-18180x70cm PHV 2 APR 75.jpeg.jpeg

Diego Voci “Café de Paris“, 1241-181, 80x70cm Mr. Wilson purchased 2 April 1975 for $710

Who could predict that fate would place 19 year old Helga #Drössler, sitting in the Paris #artist #café Les Deux Magotswith a friend,  only to find the famous #sculptor Gigi #Guadagnucci who was also an acquaintance of her’s,  suddenly introduce her to the debonair artist #DiegoVoci ? Both their lives would change until Diego’s death in 1985.

https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page7.html#79872

Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) was a #Master of #Surrealism: