In honor of the last few days celebrating Black History Month, the Diego Voci Project presents number 7 in the “COLORBLIND SERES” with “Jeune fille Avec Port Jaune”. An exquisite portrait of an African “Young Girl with a Yellow Pot” acquired by Captain Gene Page in 1974 from Antonio DIEGO Voci at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany.
Captain Page had very good taste! Appreciate the bold color contrast and the folds in the fabric. Where is this painting today? We would like to know.
The image comes from hundreds of index cards, which Helga, Diego’s widow kept to document Diego sales. Faded by time the old photos lost their OOMPF. Shown here is the index card and photo, next to what the painting may have looked like as originally envisioned by Diego. Stephen Max, Producer for the DVP, brought the beautiful young African girl in the painting back to life.
Here are links to the series the “Colorblind” presented by our DVP team. Diego embraced every skin color. Because in truth, ALL lives matter:
Hello I am interested in the African beauty print. I had THE pleasure of meeting Diego in West Germany in 1983 there was an art show at the officer’s club. Diego was showing some of his paintings and prints.
I was working there at that time my Family’s was in the military. Diego asked me if I would sit for him so he could sketch the shape Of My Face and My Eyes for his painting. Diego said he like the way my eyes is shaped.
Diego also told me he would use the shape of my face and eyes in his painting. He told me to look out for his painting and I will see my eyes and face shape in a Diego painting and print. When I moved back to the United States, I began looking for his painting with the shape of my face and eyes. I was so hurt to find out he was no longer with us. 31 years later, I have found the print with the shape of my face and eyes. It is the “African Beauty” print. I would like to purchase that print please.
Please get in touch with me. I appreciate it. – Susan Bridges