LOST PAINTING! WHO OWNS THIS PAINTING AND WHERE IS IT NOW?

 

Surrealist Diego

Diego Voci; Pastel and Tempera

 

Any whereabouts of this painting or owner, please contact the diegovociproject@gmail.com.  Our mission is to catalog all of Diego Voci’s works of art with the official Archive of the Diego Voci Estate!

To Learn and View more:

On #Google; “Diego Voci Images” (Google selected them!!) Diego Voci Images
#Museum Tour; https://youtu.be/cnZXQuUbjlU
The book “Beauty of Diegohttp://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego
$20,000 Reward: https://youtu.be/EA5aZ88bCM4

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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!

 

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#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

 

#CLOWNS BY DIEGO VOCI

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Diego Voci; Les Deux Clowns #361-465 oil on canvas 60x80cm 

When a new potential art collector made the first purchase, often it would be a clown by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985 VOH-chee).

Then the new collector experienced the “Potato Chip Phenomenon”, being unable to stop buying just one Diego Voci painting.  They become attracted by a unique magnetism in Diego’s masterly creations totally unconfined by just one genre.

NOTE: Google has assembled its own image collection of Diego Voci artworks.  It’s awesome!  Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images” or click here: https://www.google.com/search?q=Diego+Voci&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwix1pPQgO_YAhVP92MKHWldBbMQ_AUICigB&biw=1680&bih=944

The Diego Voci Project has been on worldwide search since 2009.  We have only found about 25% of Diego’s works so far.  The image of “Les Deux Clowns” above was taken on October 17, 1976 when purchased in Worms, Germany by proud owner JIM HOLT who contacted the Diego Voci Project to be cataloged in the Diego Voci Archive.

Do you know of a Diego Voci artwork to be cataloged?  Contact us at Diegovociproject@gmail.com

#DIEGO VOCI “FACES SERIES” PART TWO

The Artist of a Thousand Faces”  Antonio Diego #Voci (1920-1985) internationally collected artist is mostly referred to as “Diego”. Part Two, much like Part One, reflects the exquisite mastery of Diego’s versatility. Unknown to many Diego #aficionados he created what appear to be ‘portraits’ of real people who posed – Diego actually did most from memory. Diego’s figurative #art includes the clear precision of the detailed features in faces shown in Part One of the “FACES SERIES” (click on link at bottom of post).

Diego mastered #figurative, #abstract, #cubism, and fantasy faces such as clowns. Having traveled to the #Southwest of US in 70’s and early 80’s Diego was fascinated by #Native Americans, one shown here:   https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/?s=FACES&submit=Search

Group 2 Oct 21 2017

Having traveled throughout Europe and Morocco, Diego was also inspired by the indigenous people – again creating all from memory. Children were also depicted in various styles by Diego. Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, kept #Polaroids. The faded and definitely not as vivid as what you may have on your walls (or wish to have on your walls?)  Diego loved life and lived to paint. In his words,

“I must to paint. To me is important the white canvas.                                                     On the canvas I begin again. This is my life.”

Many more faces to come – and not only here – we have many more social media outlets like YouTube, #Pinterest, Facebook, and more! Search GOOGLE “Diego Voci Project”, you’ll find Diego’s bio on Wikipedia, too. Written by Coop #Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian, since 1973, you’ll be amazed at Diego and his art!  The DVP has archived more than 1,000 of his works. A couple more 1,000 to go! Send us your Diego art – or let someone you know that owns a “Diego” to contact us on our

Diego Voci Project at our website: www.diegovociproject.com

OR  via email at: diegovociproject@gmail.com

Here is just one of more than 15 videos on #YouTube created by Stephen #Max, who owns almost 30 Diego artworks and several others have more than a dozen). Enjoy:

Take a Virtual Museum Tour to see more genres, styles, and subject:

 

 

What does “Composition XXI” mean?

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Diego Voci; Composition XXI, oil on canvas; 50x60cm

This is a faded old polaroid of this painting by Diego Voci titled “Composition XXI” purchased by Mr. Keener back in 1977.

Does Mr. Keener still own this painting? Based on the information provided by Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci (1920-1985), this painting was purchased at an auction back in 1977.

Diego had a way with creating stories within his abstract paintings.  What would happen if you untangle and unravel this work of art?

The all volunteer project team assists the Diego Voci Estate archiving all of Diego Voci’s works of art.  Any whereabouts on “Composition XXI” please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com

 

ALMOST ENDED UP IN THE #TRASH!!!

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Diego Voci; “Lady with Fur” 

The exquisite #painting title “Lady with Fur” was originally owned by a Colonel (who has since passed away). This painting was seen in a run-down home. A neighbor to the run-down home, Cheryl Gossman, went over as people were throwing the contents of the home in the trash. Cheryl saw this painting “Lady with Fur” across the room and inquired about having the painting. The individuals clearing out the house said “sure”. This painting is one of about 4000 oil paintings internationally collected #artist #Diego Voci completed during his lifetime (1920-1985).

Now this painting is seen, viewed and admired each day. You too, may find a #Diego anywhere to own and enjoy. This is a truth amongst the collectors we have identified to date over 1000 Diego paintings and drawings we have cataloged in the Diego Voci Estate Archive.

Help us find the hidden gem works of art by Diego Voci. Email us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

We thank Cheryl for reaching out to us and for saving and sharing “Lady with Fur”.

La Fille du Port and the “Artist of a Thousand Faces”

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Diego Voci; La Fille du Port; oil on canvas #8802-084

We leave it to the viewer to interpret this wonderful canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85).

Who owns this painting?  The Diego Voci Project Team presently is cataloging all of Diego Voci’s works of art into the Diego Voci Estate Archive.  Email us images and any information to diegovociproject@gmail.com.

To view the “Beauty of Diego” book published by Stephen Max, visit http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

PAUL GAUGUIN: WHICH PAINTING?

Gauguin and Diego landscapes

If you thought it was the bottom one you would not be alone.  The top painting that sold on February 28, 2017 for $25 million dollars at Christie’s in London is not the typical bold style Gauguin is known for (Google “Gauguin images“).

The lower painting is by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) from the private collection of Patti and Coop Cooprider.  Google has selected a few dozen of Diego Voci art works for display in their gallery of Diego Voci Images.  Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images”. 

Also take a museum tour on YouTube https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

We are the Diego Voci Project, an all volunteer group assisting the Diego Voci Estate spreading the awareness of the great internationally collected artist Diego Voci and cataloging all of Diego Voci’s works of art in the Estate’s Archive.

The DiegoVoci™ #Archive Upgrade

DIEGO sig alpha w TM mark 27 NOV 2015 SMALLER SIZE

The DiegoVoci™ Project just purchased #FileMaker Pro14  to more professionally catalog the great body of artwork of internationally collected artist DiegoVoci™ in the only authorized DiegoVoci™ Archive (cost-free to Diego Art Collectors).

FileMaker Pro14 is the #database of choice by major #art galleries and many #museums.

28 NOV 2015 COOP Signature Box KAC

REQUIREMENTS TO INCLUDE YOUR DIEGO ARTWORK:

  • Title (*interpret as best as possible; some are in French and German)
  • Images:
    • FRONT- “Best quality camera settings” for reproducible purposes (i.e.300 dpi) for social media posts and possible 2nd Book**
      • Straight on Rectangular Shot
      • Where possible take photos w/o Flash); daylight best (if not too bright)
      • With and without Frame where possible
    • BACK – Oil canvases have variety of *Markings mostly on Back
      • Back of Wooden Frames (helps tell age/maker)
      • If not Oil #Painting capture any markings on #Artwork
  • Dimensions – Height x Width in Inches or CM:
    • Canvas/Artwork Only
    • With Frame where possible
  • Markings on Artwork (Litho Edition Number/Art Work Number/ etc.)
  • Date of Artwork (circa)
  • Date Acquired
    • Location/Event (Gallery, Exhibit, Diego’s Home, etc.)
    • Provenance (Purchase Records, Photos of you and Diego, etc.)
  • Medium:
    • Oil Painting (on Canvas, Wood, Burlap, Copper, etc.)
    • Drawings
    • Lithographs
    • Tempera
    • Pastel
    • Mixed Medium
    • Other Artwork
  • Your Contact Information (Private/Not Public):
    • E-mail for Free Monthly Newsletter and any required follow-up to obtain all data for the #Archive
    • Full Address
    • Phone Numbers
  • Your Story about Diego if you met him. What did he say? or do?
  • Are you interested in #Selling or #Purchasing Diego Artwork

Contact the DiegoVoci™ Project directly at diegovociproject@gmail.com  

  OR send a Message on our “Contact” page via www.diegovociproject.com 

While there you can subscribe to the Free Monthly DiegoVoci™ ProjectNewsletter!

**To see the first deluxe coffee table book “The Beauty of Diego”  courtesy of Stephen & Wendy Max of Edmonton, Alberta represented Diego exclusively ’81-’85 in Canada.            http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

 

THE SLEUTHS WHO KNOW FIND #GOLD

Crazy as it may sound, as people search for Diego Voci artworks, people who know are getting bargains from people who don’t know.  The next-to-nothing steals may be gone.  97¢ link http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page4.html#62739, and $10 for a pair of small Diego’s http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page7.html#75454.  There are still about 2,500 Diego oil paintings out there waiting to be discovered and cataloged for the Diego Voci Archive.

These 2 exceptional works were under $1,000 each.  On the left, “Harlequin au bonnet rouge” (31″x23″) and on the right “Madonna” (31″x 16″) without frames.More on them later.

7 July 2015 Sleuth Who Know Find Gold Image

We are the www.DiegoVociProject.com volunteers searching for and cataloging Diego Voci’s great body of work, piece by piece as they are found scattered all over the world.  You can help.

Diego Voci is on YouTube and Google

                  Coop Cooprider,  Diego Voci Historian for the  Diego Voci Project:                        diegovociproject@gmail.com