#DIEGO THE WORLD TRAVELER

Antonio DIEGO Voci, the World Traveler. Diego owner Jeff inherited this #vintage 1968, Oil on Canvas, DIEGO Painting titled #MEDINA. Below it is #MOROCCO MARKET owned by Diego’s great-nephew Chris. See more of the renditions DIEGO recalled from memory of his travels.

https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page5.html#67481

Medina, by DIEGO VOCI, 1968, Oil on Canvas
Morocco Market, Oil on Canvas, by DIEGO VOCI, 1962

Read about DIEGO’s life in Coop #Cooprider’s Wikipedia Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

#SALE ON NOW thru 31 AUGUST – #DIEGO_VOCI Paintings

#Women with Bananas”, Oil on Canvas by DIEGO_VOCI, 23.5 x 31.5, Private Collection Dr. Jawdat #Naffouj now in Coop Cooprider’s Family Collection.
#Composition, Oil on Canvas by DIEGO_VOCI, 23.5 x 31.5, in Coop Cooprider’s Family Collection.
#Flowers and #Figure Composition, Oil on Canvas by DIEGO_VOCI, 23.5 x 35.5, Private Collection Dr. Jawdat #Naffouj now in Coop Cooprider’s Family Collection.

View more of #Cooprider’s DIEGO Collection on Sale: https://www.artworkarchive.com/rooms/cooprider-family-collection/db627d

Check out our #GOOGLE MY BUSINESS site: https://posts.gle/5VZiGu

#DIEGO VOCI #ART FOR #SALE through 31 AUGUST!

Take a virtual tour of Coop Cooprider’s Private selection of DIEGO artworks he is letting go, though not easily! Couretsy of Stephen Max, DVP Producer and DIEGO COLLECTOR. Find out #SPECIAL PACKAGE #DEALS and #BOGO Details at link below images.

https://www.artworkarchive.com/rooms/cooprider-family-collection/db627d Thank you!

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#DIEGO COLLECTOR FOUND IN #CALIFORNIA

3 years ago, we the DIEGO VOCI PROJECT posted an exquisite artwork by Antonio DIEGO Voci asking “Where is it Now?” We heard nothing. So, I (Kami Cooprider) happened to see the Index Card which #Helga_Voci created to track #DIEGO’s sales over the years, shown below the true color image here: “Arlequin sur la Plage” by #DIEGO

Arlequin sur la Plage” by DIEGO_VOCI (161-433, 20 x 24 in. Overall size 26.25 x 30.25 in.)

I decided to search for the owner’s name on the card. Low and behold there was a man of the same name right nearby in Chula Vista, CA – just miles down the road from San Diego. Making a photocopy, I snail-mailed the images to Gene A. and gave him our DVP phone number! 2 days later the call came in. Gene was as surprised by our mail as we were to hear back from him. YES, he still owned this exquisite oil painting “Arlequin sur la Plage” and it graces Gene’s walls still today! And,he owns 2 more #DIEGO artworks!

Better still is the story Gene shared about how, while visiting with DIEGO, he noticed there was a trace of a figure on the wall on the left next to the #Harlequin:

So, Gene asked DIEGO to paint over it some before taking it home. Yet, here we are 40 years later and the figure is starting to slowly reappear according to Gene. The next day Gene sent an image of the back of the canvas – here you see it. DIEGO often painted over canvases and always said, You don’t ask yourself what day do you have the idea… it grows from yourself.” – DIEGO Quote from Victoria Williams article 1974.

#Arlequin Sur La Plage by #DIEGO_VOCI (161-433 20 x 24 in. Overall size 26.25 x 30.25 in.)

We’ll be featuring another of Gene’s DIEGO artworks soon! Keep an eye out for more . . .

CHECK OUT #Harlequins, #Alequins, and #Harlekins by Antonio DIEGO Voci:

(89) Pinteresthttps://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/harlequins-diegovocitm/

WHO PURCHASED THIS #DIEGO_VOCI #PAINTING?

Two Women SOLD Leland Auctions May 28 2018.jpg

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 #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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HAPPY #KWANZAA 2017 – TO ALL RELIGIONS

Today, is the first day of KWANZAA, a week-long holiday honoring African culture and traditions. Antonio #DIEGO Voci was fascinated with all cultures. #Traveling he embraced traditions of many nations. Shown here is an African Mother and Child resembling Diego’s Madonna and Child genre which we posted just 6 of  last week.

Young Mother and Child #1061-569 Gondola

Young Mother With Child” 80cm x 40cm ,Oil on Canvas, #1061-569. Sold December 1976 by “La #Gondola” risttorante in Germany where DIEGO loved to dine!

Kwanzaa is celebrated in the United States, as well as other countries with populations of African descendants. It is a holiday which celebrates and honors #African culture in not only the #African-American community but also in the World African community.

This cultural festival from the 26th of December to the 1st of January that climaxes in feasts and gift giving, was initially established to unite African-Americans with their African roots and heritage.  Kwanzaa is celebrated by lighting a candle daily, beginning today, 26 December 2017, through January 1, 2018 when it ends. #Happy Kwanzaa all!

For more on Diego’s travels see our “Antonio Diego Voci” – History Thread on Artifact Collectors, where the Diego Voci Project has posted numerous stories shared with us by Diego #Collectors”. Here is one you’ll get a kick out of Helga Voci’s story about Diego the “perfect Indian“:   https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page4.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MADONNA AND CHILD PART #6 #BETHLEHEM’s #Baby #Jesus

JESUS BIRTHPLACE CONDITIONS WERE NOT LUXURIOUS.

Gipsy Girl with Child #451-247 Anita Harnis until 2014

Oil on Canvas, 80 x 60 cm, purchased by Anita Harnis in #Stuttgart, 3 May 1975  It sold on eBay Mar 16, 2014 for a mere $400 via B. #Langston Estate. Where is Madonna now?

#Diego Voci was born to a devout #catholic family of modest means, in the small Italian village of Gasperina, in the Calabria region in #Italy. At age 8, after a trip with his father to #Rome, Diego began sculpting his own small religious sculptures.  Read more:  https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page4.html#61763

As you’ve seen in the last 5 posts Diego revered “ma donna”. Start here:   https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/madonna-child-by-diego-voci-1/

Diego’s #versatility was one of his greatest strengths. Here are a few of Diego’s many masterpieces. View for Free:  http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

Do you own, or know of someone who owns a Diego (or more than 1)? Write us: diegovociproject@gmail.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

#FOUND: A 61 YEAR OLD #DiegoVoci™ #PAINTING

“DiegoVoci™ was close to my dad and mom, Coop and Patti. I am one of their 6 daughters Gabrielle (Cooprider) Sillas. We were raised and schooled in Germany and met Diego several times while living there.

In September, 2015, I visited Germany and stopped in #Kaiserslautern, #Ramstein AFB, #Landstuhl, #Weilerbach, and Erfenbach where I lived – the last Cooprider home in #Germany.

While in Landstuhl I surprised Jawdat #Naffouj to say “Hello” at his Naffouj Gallery, where many DiegoVoci™ Collectors bought their Diego #artworks. I babysat Jawdat’s children Alia and Jabby when I was younger, so I saw Diego a lot – he even taught me card tricks.

Jawdat said, “I have something special to show you that your dad has never seen.” Jawdat took time to show me what he says is a ‘self-portrait’ by Diego done in #1955.  What do you think?

NAFFOUJ Gallery POST D VOCI RED SIGNATURE Gabi found  Sept 2015

Diego signed the painting in red “D Voci”. Jawdat told me it was one of his very “proud possessions” that he was sharing with me. He sees the oil painting as a very precious belonging and has no plans to let go of it!  Joy (nee Gibson) Naffouj and Jawdat were the representatives who convinced ‘Antonio Diego Voci’ to only sign “Diego”, which he did from 1966 until his death December 10, 1985.

My dad, Coop, has been the DiegoVoci™ Historian since 1973. He wrote the “Antonio Diego Voci” biography for Wikipedia. When collectors from the 70’s contact him now, they mention an 8-page catalog – my dad made that, too(*). About the signatures, dad said in Diego’s earliest years he signed only a red ‘Voci’ often with a line under the red.” – Gabriella (Cooprider) Sillas

Send the DiegoVoci™Project your story. Did you meet Jawdat Naffouj? Siegfried Dahms? Joy Gibson? Christine Khan? Or did you meet Helga and Diego? What did Diego say? And do?

Send it to the DVP e-mail address: diegovociproject@gmail.com  

(*) To see the 8-page Catalog go to Artifact Collectors:  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43392

Dad & Kami posted it in May of 2010 when they started the DiegoVoci™ History Thread!

AC P of W #292 1/30/16