14 #Hilarious & #Surprising #Things #Named After #Famous #Artists

PITTSBURGH – AUGUST 25: Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 25, 2016. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

Árbol de Piedra (“stone tree”) in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve. Image by El Guanche, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Mount #AnselAdams / Ansel Adams Wilderness

Parfumerie #Fragonard

The #SalvadorDalí #Desert (see image Arbol de Piedra above)

The #AndyWarhol #Bridge (see image Andy Warhol Bridge Pittsburgh Pennsylvania above)

Paul #Gauguin #Cruises

View more click here:https://news.artnet.com/…/things-named-after-famous-artists…

#Diego Voci seeked out inspiration from his Artists friends https://www.pinterest.com/diegovo…/inspirations-diegovocitm/

#DIEGO #FACES SERIES – PART FOUR

Once again we want you to see Antonio DIEGO Voci’s versatility in our part four of the #Faces series. Note the drama of the #Pierrot to the calmness of the #Mother and Child. Note also the sense of young versus old.  Best is how Diego could render the surreal with tenderness and beauty in  “Mädchen mit #Mandoline” owned by Barbara W.

Group 4 21OCT 2017

Examples of old and faded #polaroids or photos kept by Helga Voci since mid 70’s….they were in the basement of their home in Taunusstein, #Germany

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Face of a Young Woman (Oil on Canvas 40x30cm)

 

Shown above is a very similar surreal young woman absent the mandolin, owned by Stephen and Wendy Max of Edmonton, Alberta.

Read more about the close relationship Stephen and Wendy had with Diego and Helga in the 80’s before Diego passed away from cancer. The Diego Voci Project honored the couple who used to represent Diego in Canada in a 4 Part Series. Here is part ONE:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/diegovoci-in-canada-part-one/

Without the Max team, we would not have our “The Beauty of Diego” coffee table book or our YouTube videos! And of course our monthly Free Newsletter via email. Have you signed up yet? Do it here: https://www.diegovociproject.com/contact

Diego on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ1OiZr7a94H0H1NC9aJCFuUapeLROTKh

View the book for free here: http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diego.voci

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

ALL EYES ARE ON #IOWA #CAUCUS

#History is in the making #Tuesday night. And, history is watching very closely. 

We share this amazing caricature, not for a political view, but rather to call attention to the work of an #artist #extraordinaire: Barry #Blitt.

IowaCaucus Post 1 FEB 2016

The #NewYorker, by B. Blitt, 1 February 2016 Cover

The viewers are Top Left to Bottom:

#JFK, Abe #Lincoln, #Teddy #Roosevelt, George #Washington, and #FDR.

Courtesy #DiegoVoci™Project

www.diegovociproject.com

91 YEAR OLD #JOE ADMITS TO #DIEGO LOVE AFFAIR

DiegoVoci™ Aficionado, wrote to us and shared:

“I have two Diego’s I acquired from Diego himself while he was in Stuttgart, Germany in 1972 and 1974.  The first was “La Siesta”, numbered #686.  The second was “Female In Brown”, numbered #1141 – 165 I also have his 1974 brochure.

I don’t remember if I met Diego’s wife or not.  I was living in Germany at the time and we would have local ‘Bazaars’ near Stuttgart“- Joe Peterburs

Peterburs Post 29 DEC 2015

Femme en brun 27″x 23″                                       La Siesta 29″ x 25.5 

Joe who just turned 91 and has kept the two DiegoVoci™ artworks for more than 40 years wanted to know more about all of the noise on the internet about the internationally collected artist DiegoVoci™.

Joe recalls further that “Diego was surrounded by fans, had a very impressive aura, and you could see the intense interest when speaking about his art. He appeared very articulate and flamboyent.

Joe found us on Facebook in late October, who bought his 2 DiegoVoci™ 1970’s oil paintings in Germany. Joe found our e-mail address:                                                    diegovociproject@gmail.com

#Facebook is often a great way to find #DiegoVoci™ Project to let us know you have a DiegoVoci™ Artwork. You can send us a “Friend Request” and “Message” us or “Post” directly to our FB page. You can also GOOGLE “Diego Voci” you’ll find our Diego Voci™ Project website: diegovociproject.com and “Contact” us. We’ll receive your message and contact you!

Joe also sent the backs of the oil paintings which are significant for the official DiegoVoci™ Archive sustained by the all volunteer DiegoVoci™ Project:

Backs of Peterburs Paintings for Post 29 DEC 2015

Check out www.diegovociproject.comhttps://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/ . Read his Bio at wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

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#DIEGO or #DEGAS? #HORSES RACING

     DIEGO Voci – Painting of the Week posted on AC back in October 24, 2011

"Horses Racing",  40" x 28",  1960's, Signed A. Voci

“Horses Racing”, 40″ x 28″, 1960’s, Signed A. Voci

Don’t let the size of the this image deceive you, “Horses Racing” is 4 feet wide. There is no question that DIEGO, was truly an international artist. But he was known by the signature on his paintings as A. Voci or D. Voci until about 1965.  See a link below to compare the #Degas to this #DiegoVoci™ oil painting.

 Our Painting of the Week, is the second painting we have so far located which was originally sold by Schlossgalerie, in Zurich, Switzerland in the 1963-1965 period. It was repurchased in #BASEL back in 2010.

When we referred to the painting as a legitimate DIEGO, Sid, the paintings new owner said It is still a Voci painting to me.  Sid Lall, who’s grandfather received a trophy by the Queen of England for racing horses, was a Raja back in the day. After the revolution, the word “Raja” was removed as all individuals are now equal in India. Read more:                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

“I must paint. To me is important the white canvas. On the canvas I begin again. This is my life.”   Antonio DIEGO Voci

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page8.html#56830

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118.html#52064

#Dining with @DiegoVoci Part 5 #LaGondola Restaurant

DiegoVoci™ was known for his palette covered in paint – and very often for his other #palette of savoring great Italian #cuisine.

“We all went to this restaurant “La Gondola” many years ago with Uncle Diego” recalls Mario Voci, his nephew who lives in England with his wife Dagmar. For years the two made an annual trip to Rome, where Mario’s sister Lina still lives today. Her son Francesco Caruso just had Lina’s 1st grandson: Niccolo.

Mario’s wife Dagmar recently came across the Order Ticket” also used as a Receipt (#Rechnung) seen below. The 1,000 Deutsche Mark faux Image is on the back of the ticket!  Diego created the owner, Cesare Gianni of “La Gondola” in caricature ( 1 #DM was 4 to $1 at the time):

La Gondola TRIER BACK of Receipt by DIEGO 30 NOV 2015 1kMark

DM 1,000 fake bill for “La Gondola” Back of ‘Order Ticket’/Receipt by Diego Voci, Late 1960’s.

“The laurel wreath on the subject is due to the fact that #Trier was once Roman and also the capital of the North-West Roman empire*.   I hope you find it interesting,” shares Mario who was very close to his Uncle Diego and still visits Helga Voci in #Taunusstein near #Wiesbaden every year.  Here are Helga and Diego in the late ’60s:

"La Gondola" Restaurant in Trier, Germany. Late 1960s.

“La Gondola” Restaurant Order Ticket/Receipt Front in Trier, Germany. Late 1960s.

On the drive thru Germany to visit Uncle Diego and Aunt Helga we always tried to stop in #Trier, for a palatable and delicious Italian meal. The ‘La Gondola’ restaurant was a favorite – not just for my wife and I  – but Uncle Diego and Helga would even meet us there.” Diego knew Cesare Gianni like he did many other Italian restaurant ‘owners’ (‘Inh.’ = Inhaber) he did Ciccio and Francesco Daneluzzi (and, Gigi Bellati of La Gondola in Ramstein, more to come…)

See Dining With Diego Parts 1, 2, and 3: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/dining-with-diego-in-germany/

Today, a local hospital “#Krankenhaus” covers the entire area where “La Gondola”stood. Like many of the day, . . . gone.

Where and when did you meet DiegoVoci™ at a #restaurant?

Tell us, The DiegoVoci™Project: diegovociproject@gmail.com

*Trier is noted for its Roman history, to include the #Porta Nigra (Black Gate) which still stands today, as well as the #aquaducts and “Imperial Baths”the #Romans built during their reign in #Trier on the #Mosel River. Google “Trier, Germany”

“Arrivederci” as it reads at the bottom of the ticket . . . 

A Clown… A Lion… A TV Guide… What Do They All Have in Common?

…DIEGO!!!

These are the first two of 4 pages of the first published #DIEGO article resulting from my 1974 short lived efforts to help #DIEGO become better known.

The last two pages follow in the next post. The article was written by Victoria Williams. A photo of her interviewing #DIEGO will follow.

Notice the pathos #DIEGO captured in the #clown. The original oil was stolen from the attic of the house The Coopriders rented in #Germany. The Coopriders suspected it was taken by the landlord’s son. There is a $30,000 reward for it’s return.

1974 May TV Guide Cover Published

Courtesy of The Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube!

 AC DV History #6 5/2/2010

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

Alt and Jung ZURICH News Ad 600 dpi

Courtesy of www.diegovociproject.com 

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube!

AC DV History #5 5/2/2010

SEND US YOUR #PHOTOS and #MEMORIES OF #DIEGOVOCI

The #Cooprider family has never been distant from #ART. My mom Patti, an #ArtHistory Major, is having a show this weekend – with just a #Taste of her talent being shown in La Jolla, CA. Patti and my dad Coop raised us in Europe and always made sure we appreciated the cultures and the arts of each country we visited. My parents both studied Art – and even with seven kids we traveled, they traveled, seeing museums and collections we never dreamed of seeing in person. They continue with their passion of the “#Arts.” Check out my mom Patti’s Gallery Show link: http://www.1210gallery.com (FB, too).

Below are 2 photos. First shown are my dad Coop Cooprider (Diego Historian) with my 6 siblings (I took the photo in ‘72) with one of their first Diego Oil #Paintings up on the wall. “Friends” was bought from Naffouj’s Private Collection (see our heading on WordPress).

“Friends” by Diego with the COOPRIDERS, 1972

Antonio DIEGO #Voci is just one artist who graces my parents walls today in their home in California 40 years later. Best, here is the 2nd photo of my mom, #Diego, my younger sister Kendra– and myself #Kami – shown below. Diego took time (not much – maybe 5 minutes) to sketch for me my own personal “Clown.” It hung on my walls for many years. During my many moves over the last 40 years though – it disappeared.

Diego sketching a #CLOWN for #KamiCooprider, with mom Patti and Sister Kendra, ca mid 70's

Diego sketching a #CLOWN for #KamiCooprider, with mom Patti and Sister Kendra, ca mid 70’s

#TRIVIA: a point often overlooked in old photographs where Diego was captured there might be a hidden DIEGO we can identify – notice the “Flower” Painting in the top right corner? It could be the one that belongs to this day to the “Dr. Ogden Brown” family in Colorado. “Petit Fleurs” is one of the numerous DIEGO artworks in their family collection. https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

“Petit Fleurs” by Diego Voci, PC. Dunne-Brown

Do you have old photos with DIEGO in them?   Send them to us: diegovociproject@gmail.comcom or post on Facebook “Diego Voci”

Search DIEGO VOCI on YouTube and GOOGLE

AC DV History #206 9/6/2015