“This clown painted by the internationally collected artist Antonio “Diego” Voci, (1920-1985) was stolen in Otterbach, Germany in the early 1980’s from what was then my office.” https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc
“The Clown” (medium size painting) was for me the icon representing the depth of Diego the man. Study this painting. Feel the pathos. You’ll begin to know the magnetism to which certain addicted collectors such as me succumb.”
“As the authorized Diego Voci Historian (volunteer) for the Diego Voci Estate, (solely owned by his widow, Helga Voci), we are looking forward to the day a generous benefactor sponsors a Major #Museum Diego Voci Exhibition.”
Diego Voci; 60 x 50 cm oil on canvas (polaroid image of painting)
The internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) is known as “The Artist of a Thousand Faces”. Diego claimed he painted them all from memory. The exception was his time doing caricatures, when he would complete 20 in two to three hours. Helga, Diego’s widow, remembers “People would stand in line waiting their turn. They loved him. When we met in Paris and we needed money Diego would go away with a pad of 20 sheets of paper, and come back with money.”
We know this masterful painting was purchased in Diego’s studio for $450 on 4th April 1981. Please tell us if you have any clue of the owner of this painting or any information on this painting?