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#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

#Man With Red #Bandana by #DIEGO

Today, 17 August 2017 is Joe’s #Birthday. Happy Birthday to you Joe!

Though Joe Gonzales did not personally meet Diego #Voci at the #Bitburg Officers Club in Germany, he looked at the painting Diego named “Man with Red Banada” for at least a week before he decided to buy it.

Man in Red Bandana 1968 #1056-68 31 x 34 CROPPED

“Man with Red Bandana” #1056-68  34″ x #31

Joe writes, “It was as if Diego had my grandfather as the model!  My grandfather was from northwestern #Spain, #Asturias, and the red #bandana and red vest are similar to the native dress there. I would be honored to have you include it in your project”

Thank you for finding the DiegoVoci Project and sharing your praise for #Diego Voci! Check out https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Diego+Voci

The #videos are courtesy of Stephen Max who also published “The Beauty of Diego”  http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

Do you know anyone who has #Diego #artworks? Do you own Diego #art? Let us know!!

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Get Out There and Hunt!

Jeune Femme avec Enfant 70 x 50 cm 4802-067 front index card

Diego Voci “Jeune Femme avec Enfant” #4802-067; 70 x 50cm oil on canvas 

Diego’s are everywhere!!! They’ve been found in Thrift shops, under the bed, in the attic, on restaurant walls, around the world: Brandy Hepler found a Diego for 97 cents

Read more at:  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page4.html#62739

Help us find the 4000 oil paintings Antonio Diego Voci completed in his lifetime (1920-1985).

“Jeune Femme avec Enfant” was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A Tamaio on April 28th 1980 straight from Diego’s studio.

Where is this painting now??  Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com!

 

 

 

SURREALISM, WOMEN AND LE SPHINX

Le Sphinx 80 x 60 cm 9802-095 Zielmauski front index card

Le Sphinx; oil on canvas; 80 x 60 cm, #9802-095

Diego loved the “creative spirit” of “Surrealism”, a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.

Diego’s muses were women…..“A man look at woman… this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god … who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman … that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like the skinny woman … that’s the way I build Venus. If I am important enough, that’s enough to influence 90% of the world.” DIEGO, 1974.

Diego loved his visits to Paris. The title of this particular painting is “Le Sphinx”.  Le Sphinx was a brothel opened in 1931 in Paris. In 1946, France outlawed all brothels. Le Sphinx was among the most expensive and best known maisons de tolérance in the Paris of the 1930s

This painting was purchased on September 9 1980 by Captain Kenneth Zielmanuski (in Ramstein, Germany).  Do you know where this painting is now?? Contact diegovociproject@gmail.com.  

History Speaks “Two Clowns pre-1966 signed “D.Voci”

Clowns Female and Male Pete Paceley

Signature Clown Painting Male

D.Voci signature Pre-1966

Diego Voci Collector Pete Paceley has just sent the Diego Voci Project 2 fresh images.  He first reached out to Artifact Collectors four years ago in 2013 with:

“I have a pair of matching clown paintings (one male playing guitar, one female playing mandolin) signed D. Voci from Germany in the early to mid-1960s. Dimensions of each are approximately 10″ x 19″.  The gold paint is stunning — as if the paintings glow.  They were obtained through a relationship with an Italian restaurant. The owner’s name was Franco and his daughter was Daniella. Does anyone have any information on this connection?”

Helga Voci, widow of Diego, responded with:

The Restaurant Franco I knew, the owner was Franco, he was a friend of Diego, I think the Restaurant was in Kaiserslautern or nearby possibly Baumholder, Diego always displayed paintings there, since Diego`s has passed away I have no contact to him anymore, he had a German wife and a daughter (Daniella) our daughter Alessandra`s age.”

Pete responded back to Artifact Collectors with;

“That area of Germany for the restaurants sounds close — my dad was stationed in Baumholder. I think the restaurant name was Franco’s but I’m not sure. My mom may remember so I’ll check with her.  My dad bought the paintings and my mom gave them to me a few years ago. It could have been prior to 1965, we were in Baumholder 1962-1967.  Speaking with my mom, she remembered meeting Diego and his wife at Franco’s restaurant. She described Diego as very pleasant and friendly.”

 

Keep your eye for any Diego Voci paintings around the world, Help us find over 4000 paintings.  Contact diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com 

 

 

“YOU ALREADY POSTED THIS DIEGO!”

Close, but no cigar.  The link you are referring to is https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/where-is-this-little-gem-now .  The haystacks there, are in the middle of the landscape.

As with many master painters, Diego Voci would return to variations of favorite subjects.  (Claude Monet did hundreds of haystacks) This beautiful rendered Diego piece was purchased in Pirmasens, Germany by Signore Barcchetti on 31 March 1980 for $680.

Dorf auf Menorca 3802-052 faded polaroid index card

Diego Voci; “Dorf auf Menorca” 60 x 80 cm. Helga Voci, widow of Diego, made the frame. (faded polaroid image of this painting)

See 2 Diego Sketches of Menorca, Link: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/memories-of-menorca-1976-on-diegos-birthday/

Memories of Menorca (1976) on Diego’s Birthday

Birthdays came and went in Diego’s world however one year Helga planned a special surprise.  Helga invited her parents, Christine Khan and her children, Alessandra was 2 years old at the time, and they all flew to an island off the south of Spain, Menorca.

They rented an apartment and to celebrate Diego’s birthday.  Friends and family gathered around the garden to celebrate Diego with lobsters and fun festivities.  Diego loved camaraderie and even played cards with the fisherman.

While there on Menorca, Diego captured ideas in his mind and here are two examples of sketches (one of 2 year old daughter Alessandra in the yard) were inspired by his birthday celebration.

Am Strand 66x80cm 1500 Euro Watercolor

 

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To learn more about internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) visit Wikipedia

Happy 97th Birthday Innocenzo! Who?

Why would someone change their middle name to “Diego“?  Google “Diego” and you get results for San Diego, Diego Rivera, Go Go Diego, children’s character.  Antonio Diego Voci changed his middle name to Diego.  Google Antonio Diego Voci, click on images and be amazed to view artworks by “Diego” Voci.

“#Diego” as he wanted the world to know him, rejected his birth middle name “Innocenzo”.  Being the youngest of three boys by fifteen years, that sweet little newborn was the picture of innocence (Italian: innocenza). Diego wanted to be seen as anything but innocent.  The family pet childhood name “Toto” was enough to bear. “Diego told me he never liked his middle name,” said Helga Drössler Voci, wife. “Innocenzo” is conspicuous by its official document absence in Diego’s life. Innocenzo was discovered only on his birth certificate (see below). After that it is “Antonio Voci” until 1976 when “Diego” is slipped into a government document.” – Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia 

1920 August VOCI Antonio Innocenzo Birth Certificate Gasperina, Italy Resized

“In 1976, the metamorphosis of Diego for his middle name was completed by Diego on at least one official document when he registered residence in Taunusstein (by Wiesbaden) at the time he and Helga purchased their first and last home and studio. The name is “Antonio Diego Voci”, finally official recognition of Diego on a government document” (see below)

1976 March 31 Taunusstein Residence Permit includes DIEGO name Resized

 

Why Is Modigliani Catnip for Forgers?

Why Is Modigliani Catnip for Forgers? The Fakes (and Feuds) Behind One of the Art Market’s Most Dangerous Artists

Diego thrived on camaraderie, as did other artists before him, such as Amedeo Modigliani, both “figurative” artists, both Italian born, both migrated to Paris.  Among Diego’s many facets was a drive never to be poor, never to live a tormented drug ridden life of Amedeo Modigliani who at age 35 “died in Paris exacerbated by poverty only one exhibition to his credit.” or the tortured life of Vincent van Gogh who died at age 37, with only one painting purchased in his lifetime. Diego greatly admired the exceptional work of both artists, but, unlike both artists who found few buyers for their work, in their lifetime, Diego did for his.

Amedeo Modigliani, Jeanne Hébuterne (1919). Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.