#FOUND ARTWORKS PURCHASED IN #GERMANY OVER 45 YEARS AGO!

Image on Left: Diego Voci: “Donna Fiorentina” #5812-177 oil on canvas

Image Center: Diego Voci: “Nature Morte” #1071-739 oil on canvas

Image on Right: Diego Voci: “Still Life” #781-838 oil on canvas

Diane Lequar shares with the Diego Voci Project Team; “My husband remembers his parents telling stories about buying Diego’s works (between 1974 and 1983) and visiting a gallery in Wiesbaden, but nothing about them actually spending time with the artist. We did find a folder filled with sales receipts and brochures associated with Diego works they purchased — some for themselves and some for friends and family back in the U.S. There is a set of polaroid photos of 9 Diego works we had in our possession at some point.  Attached are images of the backs of the 3 paintings you asked for. We included the sales receipts in the photographs when we had them.” 
Diane continues; “The person who has Avec Visage and the 2 images of old men must have purchased them when we moved to our new house and thinned the collection. I’ve attached original sales receipts for those 3 in case you need them or the current owner wants them.
In other good news, we went down to the basement and found an additional Diego painting — Smiling Clown.  Photos attached.  Clowns scare my daughter, and I forgot we had this one. (Please note that the inscription on the back of this one was added by my father-in-law after the fact. He had quite the sense of humor.)”

We thank Diane for sharing the story of the Lequar Collection of works by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985).

Contact the Diego Voci Project to share your story! DIEGO VOCI History | Artifact Collectors

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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#DIEGO #VOCI #FACES #SERIES PART 5

#Below are the last five in the last of this Diego Voci Project Faces Series:

Group 5 1 NOV 2017

#DIEGO VOCI #Faces- Where are they now? Faded Polaroids found by Helga in a shoebox.

#Helga Voci, #Diego’s widow, has provided the DVP a plethora of Index Cards she kept since the mid 70’s. Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973, suggested inventory records of the Diego aficionados such as Stephen Max and his wife Wendy. They represented Diego exclusively in Canada from 1980 until 1985 the year Diego passed.

Learn how Stephen Max and Coop Cooprider were linked to Diego’s growing success in Germany and then Canada – all because of a TV Guide:  https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page15.html#88728

Above on the left is “Suonatrice di linto” is one of 20 plus DIEGO artworks owned by Stephen and Wendy Max, in Edmonton, Albert, Canada. We thank them for their volunteer efforts made to increase awareness and value of the great body of artwork created by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) and promoting DIEGO on Social Media.

#GOOGLE “Diego Voci” and CLICK “IMAGES” just to see a portion of DIEGO’s creations.

Search “Diego Voci” on #YouTube and enjoy more than 15 videos made by Stephen Max.

Give us your feedback at diegovociproject@gmail.com

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#Guaranteed #Sales Fuel the #Art Market

#Christie’s and #Sotheby’s increasingly are lining up third-party guarantors, sophisticated financial players, to minimize their own risk at #auction.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-20/guaranteed-sales-fuel-the-art-market

Check out remnants of the Diego Voci #Estate owned by Helga Voci, Diego’s widow.:

DVP.com Acquire Graphics Printscreen 31 DEC 2017

Purchase Prices are in EUROs

https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-graphics-shopping

DVP.com Acquire Originals Printscreen 31 DEC 2017

https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-originals

 

10 BIGGEST #MUSEUM #ACQUISITIONS OF #2017

From the #Louvre in #Abu Dhabi snagging #Salvator Mundi to the #Native #American art heading to the Met, here are the year’s top 10 museum #acquisitions:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/the-10-biggest-museum-acquisitions-in-2017-1184732?utm_content=from_&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Saturday%20Newsletter%2012.30&utm_term=artnet%20News%20Daily%20Newsletter%20USE

   #Take a #virtual #Museum #Tour depicting #Diego Voci #Masterpieces

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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

 

DiegoVoci™ #YouTube #Videos

The DiegoVoci™ Project’s talented volunteer Stephen Max of Edmonton, Canada has culminated #YouTube videos of Antonio Diego Voci’s life.  Each YouTube video was created to mark a special cornerston…Source: DiegoVoci™ #YouTube #Videos

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

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