Marsha Largent Piper (daughter of Dr. Ogden Brown, collector of Diego Voci and once USA agent for Diego Voci) just sent the Diego Voci Project an image of herself with Diego during the 1973 Diego Voci Exhibition at the Broadmoor in Boulder, Colorado. Marsha recalls laughing often with Diego.
In 1973, when Diego was staying with collector Dr. Ogden Brown in Colorado, Diego was at his creative best. He experimented with Glass paint right in the Brown’s kitchen. Diego cooked and painted with glass paint. Yes Diego had to “cook” the glass paint.
From Marsha’s collection here is a wild example by Diego:
Diego Voci; “Le Visage” 40x30cm #10802-109 Glass Paint
Glass paint is a very difficult medium that for several months challenged Diego. In 1973, when Diego was staying with collector Dr. Ogden Brown in Colorado, Diego was at his creative best. He cooked and painted with glass paint in front of Brown’s daughters Lynda and Marsha. Yes, Diego had to cook the glass paint. Here is one example called “Le Visage = The Face”, rich in color & full of expression, just like Diego himself, always challenging himself and pushing to paint outside the box.
At least the Amazonen existed in Diego’s dream which he transferred to this canvas “Die Amazonen”. The ancient parchment illustrated is only the second known tribute to the Amazon warrior woman by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). Help us find this one.
Diego Voci; “Nude in Yellow” 48″x36″ oil on canvas
$20,000 REWARD for this stolen masterwork by internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO VOCI (VOH-chee) 1920-1985!
In 1973 Dr. Ogden Brown, an addicted Diego Voci collector, obtained the phenomenal “NUDE IN YELLOW” 48″ x 36″ directly from Diego Voci. About 1974, this marvelous painting strangely disappeared in a move of the Brown family from one home to another in Colorado. They saw “NUDE IN YELLOW” go into the moving truck. The painting was missing when the truck was unloaded and hasn’t been seen since.
In 1973, The Brown Family curated the first USA exhibition for DIEGO VOCI at Boulder Colorado’s exclusive Broadmoor Resort. The Invitation:
Diego Voci; Il Spazzocamino, oil on canvas 60x70cm
The Brown Family retained this painting “Il Spazzocamino” for their family collection of Diegos.
The significance of a “chimney sweep” brings good luck in Germany. When the chimney was stopped up, the man in black had to be called in to clear the flue so you could finally cook your food again. A clean sweep also reduced the risk of setting the house on fire. So to this day we consider it good luck to see a chimney sweep.”