VINCENT #VAN GOGH ON #PASSION:

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DiegoVoci™, internationally collected #Italian artist (1920-1985) was raised to know the significance of caring for his family. DiegoVoci™ Historian since 1973, Coop Cooprider, during interviews with Diego, his wife Helga, and numerous family members, was reminded that Antonio Diego Voci wanted a different life than #VanGogh and #Modigliani. Here an excerpt from the DiegoVoci™ #Cooprider Biography:

“Among Diego’s many facets was a drive never to be poor, never to live a tormented drug ridden life of Amedeo Modigliani who at age 35 “died in Paris exacerbated by poverty only one exhibition to his credit” or the tortured life of Vincent van Gogh who died at age 37, with only one painting purchased in his lifetime.

Diego greatly admired the exceptional work of both artists; but, unlike both artists who found few buyers for their work, in their lifetime, Diego did for his.”

Read more of the Biography:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Find out a great deal more about DiegoVoci™ the passionate man, husband, father, son, connoisseur, fasion designer & incredible artist: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html

Contact the DiegoVoci™Project with inquiries:                  diegovociproject@gmail.com

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Memoriam Newsletter

Antonio Diego Voci Block for Memoriam

Thirty years ago, December 10th  1985, in the village of Taunusstein Germany, the world lost the Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci, a loving husband, an exceptional father, and dear friend to many.

In Loving Memory Antonio Diego Voci 1920-1985

CREATION WAS DIEGO’S LIFE

When not painting, an abundance of creation filled Diego’s life. Whether it be cooking, designing and tailoring clothes or charming people, it all supplemented Diego’s painting and drawing, capturing the miracles in human faces and other great works of art

Diego attended tailoring school in Reggio, learning skills he would apply designing clothes for himself and ladies of his liking. But art was his true love. “I must to paint”. Diego did not heed his father’s advice “The God of art does not give bread”.

Diego would draw incessantly. We believe there are as many as 4,000 works of art by Diego.

Many of these works are yet to be found and catalogued. Yet in the elite art world, Diego Voci remained relatively unknown.

That is changing as his exceptional talent is being discovered by a New Generation.The Diego Voci Project is searching for and cataloguing Diego’s art in the world’s only Diego Voci Archive. Please help us find them all.

Strengthen the Legacy of Diego Voci – Your Photos & Stories about Diego are Needed!

Please send your stories and photos here: http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!/c1s27

Contact us by email here: diegovociproject@gmail.com

Quote from Stephen and Wendy Max from Memoriam

 

WHERE IS THE OWNER TODAY OF THIS ANTONIO VOCI?

In January 1965, DIEGO had an exhibition at the Schlossgalerie in #Zurich, #Switzerland.

Notice the reference to the name in the “Neue Züricher Zeitung” newspaper ad “Antonio Voci” not “DIEGO”.

Helga Drössler had been with DIEGO for five years. Thereafter he mostly signed“DIEGO”. Helga and DIEGO married in #Denmark in 1968.

Notice the style. #Realism. Both different from the works DIEGO Collectors are familiar with. It illustrates his #versatility and #craftsmanship (#Picasso painted realism when he first began. So did #Dali).

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 21, 2010: ORIGINAL IS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE… SEE NEW COLOR IMAGE AT: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio- diego-voci-3984818/Page6.html#163

Two paintings sold by Schlossgalerie can be seen in the Wikipedia biographyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

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Diego Voci on Google and YouTube!

AC DV History #5 5/2/2010

“HELGA and #DIEGO VOCI” by Helga Voci

#DIEGO VOCI Aficionados get a special bonus. Nobody knew #DIEGO VOCI better for 25 years than Helga Voci.  She is sole owner of the Diego Voci Estate and provides us with this terrific insight into her, and her years with #DIEGO VOCI.

Chapter One:  Who is Helga Voci?

“I was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1939, just before the war started. My parents were Germans, at that time many Germans had been living in Czechoslovakia for generations. When the war started my father had to join the army and he was killed in 1941 in Russia, my maiden name was Drössler.  In 1945 all Germans had to leave Czechoslovakia (because Hitler had lost the war) and we were brought to Germany, my family to Bavaria.

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“Prag / Tschechin”, D. Voci 1964, oil on wood, 56 x 80 cm. 

In 1948 my mother married again, her name was then Brandl, I kept the name Drössler. After high school I went for 1 year to a Hotel boarding school, where I received my diploma when I was 18. In order to improve my language knowledge in English and French which was very important for that profession, I decided to go to Paris together with a girlfriend of that school. A few months before we had made a short trip to Paris to find out what possibilities we had to find accommodations, the right school and the way to make some money, as my family and her family were not quite happy about the idea to see us in Paris (this was over 50 years ago!)  and did not want to finance this project.

Anyway, we took the train in December 1957, went to Paris, took a taxi and went right away to school. There was a big blackboard in the hallway with many ads of families who were looking for au-pair girls. We called several numbers and within short time we both had a place to live.

In Paris we stayed until March 1959. It was a beautiful time, we studied, in the evenings we frequented the typical Parisian coffeehouses where we met many students and many artists and during the holidays we made trips through France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece and so on. In March 1959 we decided to work for the season to make some money. So we both found work in a Hotel in Bernkastel at the Mosel/Germany for 6 months, until September 1959. Then we both went home to our families for a few months.” – Helga Voci 

NEXT: Chapter Two: Helga meets DIEGO VOCI in Paris

6/10/2010 AC DV History #30

#GALERIE DAHMS (#WIESBADEN, #GERMANY)

Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, found two (not very clear) images she took of the Galerie Dahms, about 1983, each with a DIEGO painting in the window.

Look closely and you can see the reflection of Helga in the glass standing outside shooting the photo. It indicates not only how big the DIEGO painting is to the left of Helga but also how high the Galerie ceiling is.

The Galerie was located on the classy #Wilhelmstrasse of Wiesbaden. The DIEGO / Dahms relationship based on a handshake, lasted nearly 2 decades.

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Diego Voci on Google and YouTube.

 6/2012 AC DVH 77

THE BIG GIFT TO DIEGO VOCI’S MOTHER

In 1955 the Matriarch of the Voci family was treated to her long awaited religious wish to visit Saint Peters Basilica in Rome.

whole Voci famMessina Arcangela (b. 1880), was granted her wish by 2 of her 3 sons. On her left is her middle son Giuseppe age 42, a musician in the Rome Orchestra; to the right of Messina is her youngest son, our internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci age 35, dressed smartly (most likely in clothes of his own making trained at tailoring school in Reggio); To the right of Diego, Maria Teresa Voci, she is the mother to Mario age 13, standing in front of her. To the far right is Tonino age 16, older brother to Mario. Tonino was later killed in an auto accident 2002. Diego was his idol.

Mario, now in his seventies who supplied this family photo said of his “nanna”(Grandmother), “The coolest lady I’ve ever known. Cooler than a refrigerated cucumber“.

Vincenzo, Diego’s oldest brother, at the time of this photo, was the missing brother, a professional designer at Pincus Manufacturing in Philadelphia, his home since he was 15 years old.

Messina’s husband Giuseppe Antonio had passed away. He wanted Diego and his brothers to be tailors and sent them all to tailoring school in Reggio (birthplace of Versace). His advice to Diego who said he wanted to be an artist, Toto [Diego], the God of Art does not give bread“.

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 AC DV History #197 2/27/2015

#SOTHEBY’S OFFERS RARE #POPE PAINTING BY #BACON

Courtesy ArtDaily and #DiegoVociProject.com

Painting by Bacon will lead the highest valued auction of Contemporary art ever staged in London

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LONDON.- On July 1 Sotheby’s in London will offer Francis Bacon’s famed painting, Study for a Pope I, 1961, estimated £25,000,000-35,000,000.  Consumed by an obsession with Diego Velázquez’s Portrait of Innocent X, the Irish-born artist created this monumental work specifically for his breakthrough retrospective at the Tate Gallery in 1962. For 40 years the painting remained in the collection of the celebrated art collector (and infamous playboy) Gunter Sachs, before being sold at auction in 2005 for $10m (£5.8m), a record price for any work by Bacon at that time. The subsequent ten years have seen a meteoric rise in the value of paintings by the artist. Today, the record for a Bacon stands at $142m (£89.3 million), the highest price for any work of contemporary art at auction. With the artist’s critical and commercial standing at new heights, Study for a Pope I, will lead the highest estimated sale of contemporary art ever staged in London, estimated £143.2m-204.6m.

http://artdaily.com/news/79178/Painting-by-Bacon-will-lead-the-highest-valued-auction-of-Contemporary-art-ever-staged-in-London#.VXhU3PlVhBc

#DIEGO Portrayal of a German #Supper

John and Cindy Silvers were stationed at #Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany from 1965 to 1968. In October of 1966 the Silvers’ acquired two DIEGO’s they presently still own: “Supper” and “Girl with Pitcher.” Joy Gibson-Naffouj in Landstuhl, #Germany represented DIEGO at that time. Shown here is “Supper” (60×80 cm):

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Supper” (in German “#Abendessen”). The hot main meal of the day in Germany is usually eaten at lunchtime. In the early evening as the last meal of the day one dines on bread with cold cuts and cheese. Wine or hot tea often accompany this typical dinner or “Supper”. In Diego’s rendition of the old man having ‘supper’ one observes the flame indicating it is evening, using the knife to perhaps cut some cheese or meat as his next bite, and a bread roll or “Brötchen” lies next to the plate. The glass of wine and the bottle are part of this old man’s meal. A very typical ‘supper’ in Germany in the day.

John adds, “The frames were made to look old and I don’t know who did that, but we like them. We wouldn’t sell the “Supper,” that will go to our youngest daughter Marni, who did a pencil drawing of it, which was quite good, so she loves the picture.”

An unfortunate health issue put Cindy in the Landstuhl Hospital in Germany – not far from where John worked at Ramstein AFB. She had a stroke at the young age of 29. John explained that Cindy was left with whole right side paralyzed and she couldn’t speak, caused by aphasia. Her right leg came back about 85%; but above the waist, nothing. She was finally able to speak in speech therapy when she sneezed and the therapist quickly said, “What did you say, Cindy?She said, I love you John.” She is quite a fighter and never felt sorry for herself. Cindy raised their four children: John, Lori, Marni and Kevin to adulthood and was an antique dealer in an antique mall.” John retired from the Air Force as a Major in 1972 and then again in 1999 from the Insurance business. business. Cindy and John now reside in Colorado.

John added in a later e-mail to us here at the Diego Voci Project, “Actually, I just recalled that we purchased three paintings. The other was of a Arab man with very dark eyes. The man was just shown as a head and shoulder image. The size of the canvas would be the same and the frame also the same as the two pictured above. When we returned from Germany, a Doctor saw the painting and wanted to have it for his office, so we sold it to him. That’s all I can recall about the third painting.”

Tell us your story. When and where did you purchase your DIEGO? Did you meet Diego? What did he say in his words? What did he do? Tell us your stories!     Write us at:   diegovociproject@gmail.com

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AC P of W #262 3/25/2015

 

 

DIEGO VOCI PORTRAYED TERROR

C47 Anguish 1967 31 x 23

My wife Patti titled it “Anguish” (ca. 1966).

It became our first Diego of many to follow in our Diego laden collection of art.

Diego served in the chaos of WWII against the tyranny of the Third Reich (Hitler).

Today there is a new kind of world chaos that threatens freedom of speech.  Death has become the risk the cartoonist pays who pokes fun at the truth.

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