Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1974 introduces another exquisite Diego Voci #art work collected by Bill and Joedy #Lyng #Riederer, purchased while in Germany. Much like Patti and Coop, they got ‘addicted’ to the “Potato Chip Phenomena”. Couldn’t stop at one! Read more: https://mailchi.mp/cb899df9ea0d/rbk7uwn0g1?e=489e274f0f
Today, in 1985 Diego Voci died. Internationally collected #artist Antonio Diego Voci, born August 10, 1920 in the little village of #Gasperina, #Italy, succumbed to lung cancer.
THE ARTIST’s CHAIR THE GRAVE IN #NEUHOF
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Contact us if you have one – or find one. From #Surrealism, #Fauvism, #Realism, #Abstract, #Cubism, etc. all expressed for #clowns, #music, #faces, #landscapes, #still-lifes, #Theatre, #Music, #Horses, and so much more – take a peak.
You’ll be mesmerized by his talents!
This painting “Two Women” was auctioned off on #MemorialDay (May 28, 2018) via liveauctioneers.com (from Leland Auctions): https://www.lelandlittle.com/l/highBidEmail/auction/699/lot/635.0/
Any information on the new owner of this #Diego_Voci painting, please contact DiegoVociproject@gmail.com
Diego never left the significance of his religious upbringing far behind. Diego carries it with him throughout his life in his artistic creations, sometimes quite obvious and intended, sometimes more subtly hidden. Tom Catron now owns this masterpiece:
“ALLTAG” shown above presents the observer with the every-day activities of a little town (“Alltag” = every day life) in rich colors, details of the mundane which give them another day to look forward too. Going to market, catching up on the town news, sitting in a café, having lunch, or simply walking about.
If you look closely, to the top right, take note of the small alcove which houses a religious figure holding something in its arms. Two things come to mind, which DIEGO so wonderfully rendered: Saint Antonio (Diego’s namesake) with baby Jesus and/or Mother and Child. Cleverly tucked away, DIEGO places the alcove with heartfelt intent.
Diego captured every day activities because he could relate to them. His matriarch grandmother Messina Arcangela and the family were devout Catholics. As a young boy with his father in Rome, Diego arrived at home only to carve his first small religious artifact since he’d seen one in a shop window. Read more of Diego’s Biography by Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973:
Diego also sincerely depicts “Mother and Child” (“Maternité”) in hundreds of paintings and other media, as well as artworks of monks and Christ. Religion was simply part of Antonio DIEGO Voci’s every day life: “ALLTAG”. See more on DIEGO and his family on our Pinterest Boards: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/
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See NUMBER ONE from the Estate Auction in South Dakota, which Tom happened to attend, never having known of Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) at all! He does now!https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/diego-voci-treasure-found-at-estate-sale/
When was the last time you went to a 2nd hand store, antique store, or even an Estate Auction? Tom in South Dakota went to an Estate Auction and found not just one oil painting by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) but a total of 4 oil paintings by the internationally collected artist, mostly known as “DIEGO” to all who have been lucky enough to meet him during his short lifetime. Meet the 1st of the 4: “FISCHER”When Tom first saw “Fischer” come up for auction – he was taken by the rugged and well-lived look! Diego was raised in Gasperina a small town in the southern region of Calabria, Italy. Diego loved people and proved this having lived his life loving people of all kind, ages, professions – as long as there was a passion of some kind. And, Diego rarely used models, he created his subjects, places, things, all of it – from memory. Above, the brushstrokes show the wear and tear of life as a fisherman. But the glow in his eyes is alive. Shown here are two more demonstrating DIEGO’s ability to capture the feeling of life experience:
Diego and Helga, his widow, spent much time traveling to destinations where Diego could enjoy the sun, the laid back leisurely life, and of course the water. When little Alessandra came into their life, she too would be whisked away to the shores of wherever the auto at the time would take them, while Diego would take it all in, sketching, drawing. The artist would then turn these memories into surrealism, figurative or realism, to cubism or produce a fantasy visual.
“Versatility was Diego’s strength. Driven to experiment in every genre while remaining distinctly Diego“, Coop Cooprider – Diego Voci Historian since 1973
Check out every genre by going to GOOGLE or BING! Enter “Diego Voci”, & immediately click on “IMAGES”. Pronto! You will arrive in GOOGLE’s Diego Gallery as Google themselves select their own, as do all other search engines. You will quickly understand why so many thousands of people worldwide have collected Antonio DIEGO Voci over the years. You too can find one that will match your tastes! KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!
Tom was fortunate to discover 4 DIEGO oil paintings. The DIEGO VOCI PROJECT is proud to share stories of our new DIEGO fans. Unfortunately, many older DIEGO fans have passed on or are downsizing. The DVP will continue to bring you stories like Tom’s.
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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:
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!
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#Below are the last five in the last of this Diego Voci Project Faces Series:
#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.
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#Shown here is Diego’s #surrealistic recollection of the moment that changed his life.
“My life took on new meaning. I became more.” Diego to Helga
Who could predict that fate would place 19 year old Helga #Drössler, sitting in the Paris #artist #café “Les Deux Magots” with a friend, only to find the famous #sculptor Gigi #Guadagnucci who was also an acquaintance of her’s, suddenly introduce her to the debonair artist #DiegoVoci ? Both their lives would change until Diego’s death in 1985.
Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) was a #Master of #Surrealism: