DIEGO VOCI #ART TREASURES POP UP AGAIN!

Tom Catron, at an auction last year in Marion, South Dakota, was initially “struck by the Diego FISCHER painting”, decided to bid, and suddenly owned his first Diego artwork!  Noticing just shortly after his winning bid Tom saw 3 other Diego Voci oil paintings pop up! Tom recently wrote the DVP that he “ended up buying all 4 that were available.”  Here are the Diego art treasures shown together:

CATRONs 4 TREASURE FINDS TOGETHER for POST 6 APR 2018

“Fischer”                            “Alltag”                            “Clown for dem Zirkuszelt”            “Grouping”              All by ANTONIO “DIEGO” VOCI (1920-1985)

We will feature Tom’s auction finds here individually with all of the details to follow – for you to appreciate their essence, brush strokes, hues of color and a unique touch or two.

Some of you recall that the DIEGO VOCI PROJECT (DVP) got its start thanks to Mary Trimmins on ARTIFACT COLLECTORS 10 years ago? Mary’s post drew names like Colonel Steve Snow (“formermil”), Christiane Hauk, Mary Helfrich, Detlev Albrecht, Stan Wilcox, Stephen Max and a few scarce other DIEGO fans to this AC thread.

Tom Catron recently found the AC thread, “registered as a member”, which then prompted AC to send us a message! Unfortunately, “Guests” galore who have not registered are still lost in AC CyberSpace.

Now, the DVP has a number of social media outlets for new and seasoned DIEGO aficionados to show off their masterpieces! WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.  And, now when you Google “DiegoVoci”, click “Images” you’ll see Google’s selection for its own DIEGO gallery! The all-volunteer DVP team has cataloged each one of the artworks in the only officially authorized Diego Voci Estate Archive!

Tom’s treasures shown above were taken as straight-on squared images, no flash (daylight is often better if not too bright). He sent measurements to reflect the actual canvas size without the frame, most easily measured from the back of the artwork. In the above images we have cropped the frames. Images with frames though can highlight the genre or theme as intended by DIEGO and/or the collector; also, frames can give us an idea of when DIEGO put his hands, eyes, and soul to the canvas in front of him.

Last, the DVP can also learn from the images of the backs – many have written information, stamps, or other markings; as well as the construction of the frame itself can be helpful. We’ve even been lucky to see dedications by DIEGO the artist himself.

Keep a lookout like Tom did! Find your own DIEGO art treasures. The DVP has shared several stories over the years of such DIEGO discoveries. And, there are so many more worldwide yet to be found. One was even found this year in #Lithuania!

We want to hear about your story! diegovociproject@gmail.com

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HOW TO PRONOUNCE Antonio #DIEGO Voci

 

. . . read more about Diego:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/diego.voci

#DIEGO #FACES SERIES – PART FOUR

Once again we want you to see Antonio DIEGO Voci’s versatility in our part four of the #Faces series. Note the drama of the #Pierrot to the calmness of the #Mother and Child. Note also the sense of young versus old.  Best is how Diego could render the surreal with tenderness and beauty in  “Mädchen mit #Mandoline” owned by Barbara W.

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Examples of old and faded #polaroids or photos kept by Helga Voci since mid 70’s….they were in the basement of their home in Taunusstein, #Germany

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Face of a Young Woman (Oil on Canvas 40x30cm)

 

Shown above is a very similar surreal young woman absent the mandolin, owned by Stephen and Wendy Max of Edmonton, Alberta.

Read more about the close relationship Stephen and Wendy had with Diego and Helga in the 80’s before Diego passed away from cancer. The Diego Voci Project honored the couple who used to represent Diego in Canada in a 4 Part Series. Here is part ONE:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/diegovoci-in-canada-part-one/

Without the Max team, we would not have our “The Beauty of Diego” coffee table book or our YouTube videos! And of course our monthly Free Newsletter via email. Have you signed up yet? Do it here: https://www.diegovociproject.com/contact

Diego on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ1OiZr7a94H0H1NC9aJCFuUapeLROTKh

View the book for free here: http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diego.voci

#DIEGO #FACES SERIES – PART THREE

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.

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#FACES SERIES PART THREE – faded #photos and #polaroids inventoried by Helga

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

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HEY #CALIFORNIA! Can’t Stay Up ’til #Midnight? . . .

When all the #NYC clocks hit #midnite for #New_Year’s, it is only #9 p.m. on the #Westcoast. See the NYC #clocks courtesy of The New Yorker.

Turn on TV and watch the 2 ton (#24,000 lb.) #Waterford Crystal Ball drop in #New York City.  http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/times-square-2018-new-years-eve-live-stream-1202649834/ NewYears EVE 2017

#HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

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CELEBRATE #2018! BIGGER FAME AWAITS #DIEGO

We the volunteers of Diego Voci Project are gaining momentum in our worldwide search for the lost works of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego #Voci (pronounced “VOH-chee” 1920-1985).

The Diego Voci #Project has published images of nearly 1,000 of about 4,000 #paintings scattered around the globe.

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“Le petit téâtre ” (Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm #381-817)

A great example is this newly discovered image of a Diego Voci #masterwork of actors awaiting to go on stage. It was purchased in 1978 by Mr. Denis #Provencher of #Canada. Denis bought the large oil painting titled “Le petit téâtre” at Diego’s studio for $1,490 Canadian Dollars.  But, we have no clue as to where it is now. Please be of help!

In the Gregorian calendarNew Year’s Eve (also known as Old Year’s Day or Saint Sylvester’s Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on December 31 which is the seventh day of the Christmas season. In many countries, New Year’s Eve is celebrated at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, eat, drink alcoholic beverages, and watch or light fireworks to mark the new year.

Happy New Year!

Enjoy more of Diego’s Harlequins: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/harlequins-diegovocitm/

 

#MADONNA and CHILD PART#4 #FRAMED IN #GOLD

The Fairchild family members Cheryl and Dan, along with their son Brad each have at least one #Diego Voci #masterpiece! Today we feature Brad’s #Madonna as Part #4 of our trail to the birth of #Jesus on #Monday:

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Madonna” by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) #113892, 31″ x 23″

Imagine finding a #treasure like Brad did online. Keep a lookout…a couple of thousand Diego oil paintings are scattered around the world. Our DVP team just found a treasure in #Lithuania. You never know where you’ll find your’s!

We’ve featured several of the Fairchild family #Diego Voci #Collection:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/new-generation-discovering-diegovoci-gold-part-one/

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/diegovoci-masterwork-a-family-affair/

Take a virtual #Museum Tour created by Stephen #Max in Alberta, #Canada:

If you enjoy this video, simply enter “DIEGO VOCI” into your search engine and go!

#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:

 

 

“Poor People” by 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.

C26 Private Collection Naffouj Poor People on Burlap 39.5 in x 47.5 in.

POOR PEOPLE, 1967, 39 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches

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

#DiegoVoci™ Project with #Art News

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#Yusaku #Maezawa is the Mystery #Bidder and #Buyer of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled” at #Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary sale that realized a reassuring $318.4 #million!

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1399749/yusaku-maezawa-mystery-basquiat-bidder-at-christies-goes

Take a virtual Museum Tour while sitting down: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/diegovoci-youtube-videos/

#Google #DiegoVoci to see what this #internationally known #Italian #Artist created! See our Boards on #Pinteresthttps://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

Contact us at:  diegovociproject@gmail.com when you find an Antonio #Diego #Voci #artwork (b. 1920 d. 1985) Also see:    www.diegovociproject.com