#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:

 

 

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“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

Yusaku Maezawa Buyer of Basquiat  15 MAY 2016.jpg

#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

 

#Basquiat #Art Leads in #Christie’s $318 Million Sale

Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat  “UNTITLED”

   “Record-Breaking Basquiat Painting Leads

 Christie’s $318 Million Contemporary Sale”

Courtesy of “artnet NEWS

https://news.artnet.com/market/christies-postwar-and-contemporary-evening-sale-493985?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=051116daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=artnet%20News%20Daily%20Newsletter

The “DIEGO VOCI PROJECT” here in San Diego, CA and Edmonton, Canada keeps you up to date with posts from various sources.

Check out Antonio #DiegoVoci™ Art at Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

Read more about #Diego at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Have you seen a Diego artwork you can share with us?  diegovociproject@gmail.com

GOOGLE Results Printscreen 20 FEB 2016

#Google Search: “Diego Voci” or “Antonio Diego Voci”

“ALL #WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL” – Diego Voci

A man look at woman… this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god … who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman … that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like the skinny woman … that’s the way I build Venus. If I am important enough, that’s enough to influence 90% of the world.” DIEGO 1974

Help us celebrate women – it is #International Womens Day

International Womens Day 8 March 2016

Courtesy of Stephen Max and the DiegoVoci Project (DVP)

View just a few of the “BEAUTIFUL” Women by DiegoVoci™:

http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

www.diegovociproject.com

 

ALBERT #CAMUS & TIM #BURTON ON #PASSION:

CAMUS and BURTON 7 MAR POST 3 Social Media KAC

Courtesy of #FORBES and http://www.diegovociproject.com

After an interview with #DiegoVoci™ in December 1973, Victoria Williams, then a writer was helping #Coop Cooprider gather stories, photos, & related ‘Diego’ information to assemble a book. She wrote, “DIEGO dominates the space around him.” The interview was published in a local TV Guide in Germany: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/publications-diegovocitm/

The book did not happen in 1973, but last year in July 2015, Stephen Max and Coop Cooprider were able to select more than 100 images of Diego‘s art, an internationally collected Italian #Artist. Cooprider (DiegoVoci™Historian since ’73) recruited Stephen Max, from Alberta, Canada to join the DiegoVoci™Project (DVP). Stephen and his wife Wendy had exclusively represented Diego in Canada from 1981 until Diego’s untimely death from lung #cancer in 1985. Diego’s widow Helga Voci and their daughter Alessandra Voci still reside in Germany.

Enter “Stephen Max”here in the WordPress Search field – the 5 part tribute to Stephen and his wife Wendy is well deserved! SearchDiegoVoci” on #Google and you will find #YouTube videos,  #Virtual #Museum #Tour, a 20-yr retrospective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5Jl-2FuXM  and the DVP official website: www.diegovociproject.com The DVP™ thanks to Stephen even offers a Free monthly #Newsletter – and so much more! Sign up: diegovociproject@gmail.com

Best there is a book now! View it for FREE:

http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

You want more? Read the history pages about Antonio Diego Voci, his life, his passions, and his creations:  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43346

www.diegovociproject.com

#VOCI #FAMILY IN #UK

#Mario & Dagmar Voci live in the U.K.  His uncle is internationally collected #artist DiegoVoci™ (1920-1985). Here are two original DiegoVoci™ artworks they treasure:

Dagmar Two Originals for Post 5 FEB 2017

Moonlight                                                            African Inspired Faces

Dagmar and Mario, and their son Marcus visit Aunt Helga Voci (Diego’s widow) in Germany at least once a year. Their bond to Helga, her daughter Alessandra, and her own two sons Tommy and Timo are strong.

Dagmar and Mario shared great memories with Uncle Diego Voci and his family over the years. You will notice a very young Dagmar holding the DiegoVoci™ artworks while Mario took the photos. Notice her current photo – her smile is still the same:

Mario Voci UK Collage 5 FEB 2016

Prints and Lithographs, Diego Collectors Mario & Dagmar Voci

Above also is the DiegoVoci™lithograph and print collection which Mario and Dagmar own, which you too can purchase: http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!acquire-graphics-shopping/c12yh

For more of DIEGO Memories, check out previous social media posts:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/memories-of-uncle-diego-by-mario-voci-u-k/          and

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/dining-with-diegovoci-part-4-lagondola-restaurant/

Send us your DiegoVoci™ memories and artworks: diegovociproject@gmail.com

HUNGER FOR MORE DiegoVoci ™ SPARKS A #SEARCH

On the last day of 2015 Kami of the DiegoVoci™ Project (DVP) staff saw a post on Jacqueline’s #Facebook page. A DiegoVoci™ oil painting titled “La Lecture” was purchased by Jacqueline directly from Diego in #Ramstein, Germany:

La Lecture 31x23.5 in  RE DO by Max 2 Jan 2016

“La Lecture” Oil on Canvas by Antonio Diego Voci, ca 1975, 31″x 23.5″ (541001)

Regarding meeting with the great artist Diego, owner #Jacqueline Ping recalls,

“It was in 1975…a lifetime ago. I bought that painting as an investment painting hoping that someday he would be well-known.  I paid $300.00 for it at the time.  I still have his brochure from then.  Didn’t get an autograph but I should have, huh?”

Jacqueline also remembers,

“Diego was a very quiet soft spoken man. Diego and I conversed. We talked about his Indian paintings and his trip to #New Mexico. I remember telling him he looked like the American Indian and he said, ‘Yes people say that.’ Diego also mentioned how he really liked our #Southwest. We spoke of the similarity to parts of #Spain and #Italy. I was struck by the #artworks he had on display and Diego himself more than anything else.”

But, Jacqueline wanted more!

“I also wanted another which was a lady with a big red hat. I wanted both but could only afford one. It was exquisite and although I love the one I have. I have never forgotten her.” Kami said, “That reminds me of a Diego I think I have seen. I’ll try to find it.”

Kami searched through hundreds of images in the #DiegoVoci™Archive until she found a woman in a red hat and sent the image to Jacqueline:

Chris Voci SIte Woman with Red Hat 18x30 TWEAKED 22JAN16 for PING POST from DIEGOVOCI.COM 13.11.2013

BINGO. “Yes, that’s her!”

For more “Beautiful Faces” like the women in “La Lecture” check out one of the 10 plus DiegoVoci™ Videos featuring the samples of Antonio Diego Voci’s masterpieces, Go to #YouTube and Enter “Diego Voci”. View “BEAUTIFUL FACES” video and more!

Questions or Comments? Contact the DVP at: diegovociproject@gmail.com

www.diegovociproject.com 

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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