THE #JOURNEY OF "L'ARLEQUIN TRISTE" BY #DIEGO UNFOLDED

Diego Voci; “L’Arlequin Triste” oil on canvas #5812-174

This painting L’Arlequin Triste by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) was wrapped in packaging for 40 years (owned by the original owner of Talbert’s Kleine Galeria in Tacoma, WA.).

Days ago… this painting L’Arlequin Triste arrived to its new owner, packing material removed and looks as if DIEGO had just finished painting this piece.

From the archives of Helga Voci, she shares her words her travels with Diego during the 1980’s to the United States. “On that trip in 1980 we went to N.Y. and Philadelphia where Diego has family still today. We also went to Tacoma, Washington, where Diego had an exhibit in a gallery called – Talbert`s Kleine Galerie in Gig Harbor, WA. Then on to San Francisco, New Orleans, Albuquerque. And again we drove to Colorado Springs. Along the way, we visited with many American friends we had met in Germany. At several places, we had private shows. We both liked the United States very much.” https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#44298

To view additional paintings by Diego Voci in a similar style:

#NORTHKOREA TO #LAUNCH LONG RANGE #MISSILE

An artist view of the North Korean leader (The planned launch is  the truth *See links).

North Korea Missile Launch Post 6 FEB 2016

Covers for The #NewYorker Magazine are dedicated to artists, all who tell some kind of story through a drawing or painting.

The art is successful when it causes you to see something differently” – Jean Mendola, #Art Instructor for University of Maryland.

*NEWS: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/06/asia/north-korea-rocket-launch-window/

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/02/06/north-korea-moves-up-window-planned-rocket-launch.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-satellite-fueling-idUSKCN0VE2C4

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NorthKorea&src=tyah

TOMORROW A NEW #CONGRESS PRESIDES

There is a big elephant in the room that is afraid of the power of the President’s “Veto Pen”.   Look closely, you can barely see the powerful weapon on the desk.

Did one third of the people who voted put the elephant in the room?  Or was it the two thirds of the people who did NOT vote?

11.17.2014 & 10.27.2014 New Yorker Covers One Image

NOT VOTING IS NO LAUGHING MATTER

In a previous #DiegoVoci post we learned that a “Pierrot” is a cousin to the Clown, Harlequin, and Jester, all of which some people who did NOT vote feel run our #Congress. http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page8.html#239

This is a message to the two-thirds of Americans who did NOT vote:

You complain that Congress has a bunch of clowns and crooks’.  Look in the mirror. If you are among the two-thirds that did not vote, you are responsible.

Your vote is serious business.

Save our freedoms.  One of them is Freedom of Speech that allows artists to make fun of our elected representatives, as did these artists.  Protect our tax dollars. Your vote, combined with others can clean house.

NOTE: Not much really has changed since 9 months ago when the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and Speaker of the Senate Mitch McConnell were portrayed taking their medicine from the President. http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page14.html#413

FOOTNOTE: Portrayal of real #clowns was serious business for internationally collected artist Diego Voci (VOH-chee).  There is a $30,000 reward for “The Clown” stolen ca. 1980 in Germany. Link: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page8.html#231

Google “DIEGO VOCI” to see more.