DiegoVoci™ SIGNATURES . . .

. . . on the Barnhart Diegos; and see more of the signatures the DiegoVoci™PROJECT has located so far. The signatures by hand of internationally collected artist DiegoVoci™ are a story in themselves.

When DVP received their images for the DiegoVoci™ Archive the signature did not say “Diego”, they read ”AD Voci”. Here is a close-up of the signature on “Mother and Child”:


“AD Voci” on “Mother and Child”, 1968

There was no “Diego” signature until 1966 by this artist long known as Diego by everyone. He signed “VOCIin red in his early years; then in some form of Voci like A.Voci, D.Voci, or  Diego Voci. Some were underlined or had a line with a curve after the name and some show  a year as well.  Here are few signatures the DiegoVoci™ Project has collected so far:

5 Signatures for PART III 27 NOV 2015

Voci 1951, A Voci, A Voci w Curled V, D Voci, Diego Voci

Read more about Diego , born “Innocenzo” at our DVP™ #Wikipedia Biography as it tells more about the many transitions Antonio Diego Voci made in signing documents – and most important – on all of his artwork: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Wiki First Page PAINT Printscreen 26 NOV 2015

WIKIPEDIA 1st page of about 20, created 2012 DIEGO VOCI PROJECT

In 1966 Diego met Joy Gibson (Naffouj) a Canadian art dealer with her gallery in Zweibrücken. It was then she encouraged him to sign his paintings as “Diego”.

DIEGO sig alpha w TM mark 27 NOV 2015 SMALLER SIZE

“DIEGO” Voci Signature, 1966 – 1985

Joy said, “At first his art was tough to sell.” Joy and her new husband Dr. Jawdat Naffouj then made an exclusive contract with Diego to buy X paintings for X amount of money on a monthly basis. But, if Diego wanted to do a little business on the side so that Naffouj would not know, he would sign some in some form of Voci. That’s what he did with the two oil paintings Diego signed “AD Voci” commissioned by Helen and John Barnhart. Read their story how Diego created just what they ordered in 1967:   https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/diegovoci-1967-commission-for-young-lovers-in-germany-part-i/

Do you own a Diego with an unusual signature?

Tell us at the DVP™ e-mail address:

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“You are hungry. I paint you something to eat.”

A DIEGO oil painting signed “DVoci” has a special connection for the VOCI Family.

About 1957, DIEGO was traveling in Germany with his nephew, Antonio “Tony” Voci, who said “I’m hungry”. DIEGO said, “You are hungry. I paint you something to eat.” and minutes later, here is the result. Tony in his early 80’s, living in Philadelphia where this gift from DIEGO is displayed.

C.V. 1957 Still life  with DVoci Signature

“Still Life”, 18″ x 24″, 1957, Oil on Canvas, signed “DVoci 1957”

Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

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October 23, 2011 AC P of W #8


Mother's Portrait 003

This painting signed “D. Voci 1964” is an important historical find.  Why?

It fills a gap.  We have images of 2 watercolors Diego did as a gift to his nephew Tony signed D. Voci 1957 when they traveled Europe together.  We have the larger realism “Alt und Yung” signed “A.Voci” when Schlossgalerie, Zurich provided Diego a studio for R. Buri’s wealthy clients.  All three are represented in the Wikipedia biography Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Where were Helga and Diego living in 1964?  Helga wrote:

We came to a small medieval town in northern Italy, called Asolo with only 1000 inhabitants. We rented an apartment in a very old house in the middle of the town with a big terrace and Diego made his first real Studio. He mostly sold in Zurich in the Schloßgalerie.” 

The “Diego” signature began in 1965 with Joy Gibson, a Canadian art dealer.  That signature would dominate all others for the next 20 years.

Mike Kennedy is part of the “New Generation” of “Diego” collectors through the inheritance of his mother’s portrait.  Mike reached us through diegovoci.com and we requested additional information.  We await with eagerness the photos of his family and Diego.

12.19.2014 Mike Kennedy Curator Email Section for PofW

01.07.2015 DVP Email to Mike Kennedy Gmail wo Mike email address

0110.2015 Mike Kennedy Email to DVP without email address for confidentiality

To all viewers who had any experience with Diego, tell us.  Photos, too.  You may not think a sentence or two is important but it is… as you can see in the above email correspondence from just one collector.

AC P of W #250 2/19/2015