Take a virtual tour of Coop Cooprider’s Private selection of DIEGO artworks he is letting go, though not easily! Couretsy of Stephen Max, DVP Producer and DIEGO COLLECTOR. Find out #SPECIAL PACKAGE #DEALS and #BOGO Details at link below images.
#Diego often portrayed people of color. . .he loved people, loved to travel, and live life!
Read more about Diego’s travels . . .
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“The #Artist of a Thousand Faces” Antonio Diego #Voci (1920-1985) internationally collected artist is mostly referred to as “Diego”. Although Diego’s versatility covered many #mediums, subject matters and #genres, the focus here in Part Three is in Diego’s mastery and #superior talent with #faces.
Diego #aficionados know from their own collections that #Diego 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. See more at #Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/
#Clowns were a sure seller for #Diego and #Helga (Diego’s widow). He thrived into #cultures in Zurich and Paris. Anywhere actually See some of the Clowns we’ve have uncovered. Above one of such clowns was sold to Mr. Beckett on 5 October 1975 in Heidelberg, #Germany. Where is it now?
Contact us with your #Faces by Antonio Diego #Voci – and read more about Diego at our DVP #Wikipedia #Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
JESUS BIRTHPLACE CONDITIONS WERE NOT LUXURIOUS.
#Diego Voci was born to a devout #catholic family of modest means, in the small Italian village of Gasperina, in the Calabria region in #Italy. At age 8, after a trip with his father to #Rome, Diego began sculpting his own small religious sculptures. Read more: https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page4.html#61763
As you’ve seen in the last 5 posts Diego revered “ma donna”. Start here: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/madonna-child-by-diego-voci-1/
Diego’s #versatility was one of his greatest strengths. Here are a few of Diego’s many masterpieces. View for Free: http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego
Do you own, or know of someone who owns a Diego (or more than 1)? Write us: firstname.lastname@example.org
“La fille du port” owned by Tom Frinta and his wife Ena is best described in Tom’s own words, “La fille du port” is actually my favorite picture. I look at it several times a day. There is a very precious meaning. Her expression shows that poverty does not reduce the human values. Her face is still so beautiful and sovereign although she cannot afford a new dress.”
After connecting with Tom in March of 2015, the DVP found that not only did Tom share an exciting and clandestine adventure with “Diego” himself, this exquisite oil painting by Diego has a story of it’s own. To read about their “energizing” #adventure click on link at bottom of the WP post.
Circa 1973 Helga #Voci began keeping index cards of Diego oil #paintings, cards not found again until this year. Of recent DVP discovered 2 cards for the same painting. Coop has been the Diego Voci #Historian since #1973 and he and wife Patti continue to collect Diego #artwork and proudly display them with no intent to let go of any Diego artwork!
In 1974 Coop purchased“La fille du port” in Diego’s studio. Diego later, on Christine Khan’s behalf, asked Coop & Patti for some of their Diego collection to keep Christine in business. Since Coop let Patti choose a few, he had no idea which paintings were selected. Fortunately and unfortunately it ended up including the “La fille du port”.
Once we made the connection of 2 Index cards selling the same painting the mystery was solved. Sold to Coop in 1974, it was resold to Tom in 1980, who proudly refers to Diego as his “close friend Antonio”. “La fille du port” is in good hands with Tom and Ena.
Coop says “Tom has great taste”and that had he known Patti selecting this one he’d have stopped her!
Read more about internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-19-85) on Coop’s Wikipedia Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
“Poor People” by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985)
Painted on burlap 50 years ago Diego’s “Poor People” looks much the same as the poverty in some 3rd World countries and refugee camps today.
This #painting was commissioned by Dr. Jawdat #Naffouj in 1967 for the Naffouj Private Collection and acquired in 1974 by Diego Voci™ Historian Coop #Cooprider, who started the DiegoVoci™Project. Google us!
Internationally collected artist Diego Voci™ can be found on #YouTube videos. The three best are 20 Year Virtual Gallery, the $20,000 Reward, and the $30,000 Reward: (https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/videos-on-youtube-about-diegovocitm-by-stephen-max/)
Also check out GOOGLE for “Diego Voci” IMAGES and read about the Master Diego at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
#History is in the making #Tuesday night. And, history is watching very closely.
We share this amazing caricature, not for a political view, but rather to call attention to the work of an #artist #extraordinaire: Barry #Blitt.
The viewers are Top Left to Bottom:
#JFK, Abe #Lincoln, #Teddy #Roosevelt, George #Washington, and #FDR.
The DiegoVoci™ “Still life” finds a new home and a #NewGeneration
In June of this year, nearly 50 years after John and Helen Barnhart first met Diego, they decided to move to Alabama from Florida to be close to their girls Rebecca and Sarah and their families. Before they moved Denise and Kent Findley, their neighbors across the street in Florida, inquired about their art collection since they were downsizing. Denise had often admired their Diego “Mother and Child” and asked if they planned to part with all of their art. John and Helen so loved their “Mother and Child”, but John mentioned they might sell their Diego “Still Life”, as it was quite large.
John told Denise and Kent about the story of their experience commissioning two oil paintings by Diego in 1967 in Germany. It included the both “Mother and Child” (seen in the previous DVP posts: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/diegovoci-1967-commission-for-young-lovers-in-germany-part-i/) and the “Still life” they were considering to purchase.
“When Helen and I were invited to Diego’s home and art studio in Wiesbaden to see the progress Diego was making on the still life Helen had ordered, she remembered exactly where the pears were in the preliminary sketch Diego had made for us at the exhibit in Bitburg, . . . and the coffee grinder was missing altogether. Helen wanted it just like she’d ordered. One doesn’t tell an artist what to do, but Diego agreed. He also told us “I am going to mix sand in your paintings.” We agreed to the sand not knowing sure what Diego’s intents were. Later we found out that Diego applied this technique which is known in the art world.
When we came back to pick it up, Diego said ‘It’s done, stays just like this.’ Diego was noted for his ‘No changes. No retouch.’ and said ‘When I sign, painting is finished.’ Diego proceeded to sign both oil paintings “Mother and Child” and the “Still life” in our presence. We were very pleased.”
Watch for SIGNATURE STORY in PART III to follow
Denise asked to see it – and immediately wanted to buy it. John suggested a price and Denise agreed. It now hangs in the Findley home. Before Helen and John moved to Alabama, Helen saw the “Still Life” hanging in its new home and confided to John, “Oh I wish I could have it back.” The DiegoVoci™ hopes to hear more from Denise and Kent Findley about how they are enjoying their wonderful Diego and that they send images for the DiegoVoci™Archive of the back of that canvas. More to come from the Findley’s and how they, part of a “New Generation” of Diego Aficionados are enjoying their “Still Life“. See DIEGO “Still Life” artworks at one of our many Pinterest Boards: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci
An update on John and Helen Barnhart:
As of today, Diego Aficionados, the Barnharts have not only bought and received their deluxe coffee table book, “The Beauty of Diego” from author Stephen Max. Published by Blurb at Printer’s cost you can order today!
John and Helen have also selected at least 2 more Diego oil paintings for possible purchase from Helga and the DiegoVoci™ Estate to add to their art collection….though they are smaller than the “Still Life”.
Check out the remaining DiegoVoci™ original artworks available for purchase: http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!acquire-originals/c1d4p
The internationally collected artist DiegoVoci™ impacted hundreds of art lovers this way.
See PART III to Follow “DiegoVoci™ Signatures”
Nothing quite like the rustle you hear as you walk through Autumn leaves on the sidewalks of Manhattan.
Courtesy of DIEGOVOCI™ PROJECT