NO ITS NOT #NICOLASCAGE! IT IS #DIEGO VOCI!!!

The Third Diego Voci book by publisher Stephen Max in the planning stage.  This is the cover page.

WE NEED YOU! YES YOU!

Call to Action: What is your favorite face by the hand of internationally collected artist: Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) ? (to be considered for the publication)

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WHEN DID #INNOCENZO BECOME #DIEGO?

On this day on 10 August (1920) in Gasperina, Italy, Giuseppe Antonio Voci and Arcangela Messina Voci welcomed their second son, Antonio Innocenzo Voci  into this world… nicknamed “Toto” as a kid.  Antonio Voci never liked his middle name Innnocenzo.  It does not appear again in official documents other than the birth certificate on file in Gasperina.  He took the nickname “Diego”.

Tony Voci, nephew to Diego recalls traveling in Europe with his artist Uncle and about every hour they would stop at a café for a smoke and espresso.  To the surprise of Tony Voci, Diego was greeted as “Diego” everywhere.   “Diego” was his own celebrity.

Diego and Tony Enhanced

Diego Voci and Tony Voci

The name “Diego” signed on his artwork didn’t come into play until 1966.  At encouragement of Naffouj Gallery he began signing his paintings “Diego”.  Prior to that it was some form of VOCI.  See signature section on #Wikipedia:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Gallery

The last known official document during Diego’s life was his 1976 Taunusstein Germany residence registration (see below) where “Diego” is listed as his middle name.

Taunusstein Certificta of Registration 31.3.1976 COPY for Helga

The December 10, 1985 Death Certificate ignores the birth middle name.

Some have wondered if Diego would have been more famous keeping the more unique name “Innocenzo” as his signature, rather than get lost in a swelling sea of Diegos, “Diego who?” .

Here’s a rewarding way to wish Antonio Diego Voci Happy Birthday.  Go to YouTube, click https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Diego+Voci and take a wonderful museum tour, a 20 year Diego retrospective covering two floors.  Or go to #Google, search “Diego  Voci” and click “Images”.

P.S. The mayor of #Gasperina, Gregorio #Gallello, just friended us on our Diego Voci Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/diego.voci Come and Join us!

 

 

#DIEGOVOCI BRINGS OWN RED CARPET TO CRASH PARTY

Mario Voci, nephew to Diego Voci, recalls a moment in DIEGO’s life, where the flair of his character shines through:

Red Carpet with Chauffeur 20 AUG 2015

Here is the story of uncle Diego and the Red Carpet:

Diego knew of this meeting of #influential people where he wanted to be to talk to a couple of persons he was interested in. But, the meeting was #invitation only and my uncle obviously didn’t have one.

So Diego hired a #limousine and chauffeur complete with red carpet with the plan to get in without an invitation.

At the right time the limousine slowly drove in front on the entrance of the building, the chauffeur got out of the car and immediately spread a #red carpet for my uncle Diego to walk on from the car right to the entrance with all the people making room for this very important #celebrity whom they greeted with admiration even if they had no idea who this person was.

He had no trouble getting into the function.

A classic example of uncle Diego’s cheek and class.”

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Read more about Uncle Diego at: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html