#Diego Drew Every #Waking #Minute

Brandon Katryna Benson recently posted this original drawing titled “Die Mutter bit Kind (Mother and Child)” for sale on eBay.

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The buyer of this exceptional drawing received the piece with glass that was completely shattered but fortunately after cleaning away all the shards of glass the drawing was unharmed.

Just a few years ago, the times have changed when no one knew who Diego Voci was on the internet and now paintings are frequently posted on various sites for sale and sold to new buyers of new generations.

In art, often the sign of a great artist is their ability to draw… and Joy Gibson Naffouj, the Canadian art dealer representing Diego during his art career … quoted…”Diego’s hand is so fast it disappears as you watch.”  Tony Voci, nephew of Diego, observed during his 1957 trip in Europe with his uncle… “Diego drew every waking minute“.

Drawing of this nature is done by Diego with certainty of line is complete in just a few minutes.

This Mother and Child subject matter is in memory of Diego’s trip to the Navajo Indians.

For more Mother and Child paintings and drawings visit https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/mother-and-child-by-diegovocitm-madonna-child/

 

 

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#Stephen & Wendy #MAX celebrate #life together this special day May 24, 1958!

Having known #DiegoVoci™ & Helga personally in Germany in 70’s, in the 80’s they were exclusive representatives for DiegoVoci™ in Canada!

These last years as producer and publisher Stephen contributed the Diego Voci ™Project Website, #YouTube Videos and the first deluxe coffee table book “The Beauty of Diego”. We thank you for your commitment and fabulous creations!

For some of the #MAX’s great #Diego stories . . . 

MAX Wedding Anniversary 2017

 The DiegoVoci™Project shares stories with you here:

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

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/diegovoci-in-canada-part-two/

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/ataste-of-paris-in-each-image-from-diego/

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/the-warmth-of-spain/

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/the-woman-behind-the-man/

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/max-and-diegovoci-and-the-muppets/

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/new-generations-love-diegovoci/

  Enjoy! Let us know if you own an artwork by #Antonio #DiegoVoci™

#Google “Diego Voci Project to find all you want about the #Artist and the #DVP!

diegovociproject@gmail.com

MISSING LARGE DIEGO VOCI™ PAINTING…CALLING #SHERLOCK: WHERE IS “JERRY O”?

Jerry O AC Post 92 & 93 February 2010

The Diego Voci Project never received an image for the Diego Voci Archive Database.  Please contact the diegovociproject@gmail.com with any information on “Jerry O” or the image.

Jerry O AC Post 134 June 11 2010

SOLD: #MODIGLIANI $42 MILLION… DIEGO VOCI™ ESTATE OFFERS “VISAGE DE FILLE”

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(left) Diego Voci’s “Visage de Fille” 11” x14”, oil on board. Diego Voci (1920-1985)

(right) Amedeo Modigliani’s “Portrait de Paulette Jourdain,” c. 1919, which sold at Sotheby’s for $42.8 million.

Persons attracted to Modigliani are also drawn to the magnetism of artist DIEGO VOCI™.  This small Diego is part of the DIEGO VOCI™ ESTATE.  Available:  Link to www.diegovociproject.com; click “Acquire Originals”.

About the $42 million Modigliani:

“There were plenty of big-ticket lots peppered throughout the evening, highlighted in large part by Amedeo Modigliani’s beautiful and almost prim seated portrait “Paulette Jourdain,” from circa 1919, which sold to an anonymous telephone bidder for the top lot price of $42,810,000 (est. upon request in excess of $25 million). The unidentified, silver-haired under bidder sat in the fourth row of the salesroom, wedged between two blonde companions and sipping white wine during the bidding. The pony-tailed sitter in the painting was the maid and later companion/lover of Leopold Zborowski, Modigliani’s Paris dealer. The work was last exhibited in “Modigliani and His Models” at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2006. It was one of Modigliani’s last portraits before his death in 1920 and #Taubman acquired the work from the Acquavella Galleries in 1983, the same year he acquired Sotheby’s with the help of several private investors, including Henry Ford II.”

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1271802/sothebys-377m-a-alfred-taubman-masterworks-sale?utm_source=BLOUIN+ARTINFO+Newsletters&utm_campaign=f7ddc4e44b-Daily+Digest+November+05+2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_df23dbd3c6-f7ddc4e44b-83386813

AC P of W #290 11/9/15

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

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Courtesy of www.diegovociproject.com 

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube!

AC DV History #5 5/2/2010

“MY LIFE TOOK ON NEW MEANING, I BECAME MORE” (After DIEGO met Helga DRÖSSLER, January 1960)

“HELGA and DIEGO” by Helga Voci

Chapter 5   #Wiesbaden, #Germany. 1968 Marriage in #Denmark.

“In Spring 1965 Diego wanted to go to #Germany and we came to #Wiesbaden where he had been living for sometime with Josiane, his ex-wife.  We both liked Wiesbaden, so we rented an apartment in #Sonnenbergerstrasse. It was a beautiful place, we got it for a very low price, but had made a contract for 5 years and agreed to renovate it. So for at least 6 months we were living in the middle of sand, concrete, and tiles. But at the end we had a beautiful high ceiling living-room with open fireplace, fantastic new bathroom and a beautiful Studio. We had hand-painted and gold-plated dining-room furniture which I still have today and many beautiful paintings.

In this period #Diego found the Gallery Dahms in Wiesbaden where he exhibited and sold many paintings. He still made caricatures from time to time in #Wiesbaden, #Heidelberg and #Ramstein. There he met Joy Naffouj, a Canadian gallery owner, who was exhibiting different artists in an art show. She was very interested in Diego’s work, so he started to give her some paintings and drawings on commission.

Since his work was selling very well, they both made a contract: so many paintings for so much money per month.  I believe this was when #Diego began signing with the name”Diego.” Before he had mostly signed A.Voci (Antonio Voci) or D.Voci (Diego Voci). It worked quite well.

Helga and Diego Wedding Jpeg

We finally decided to marry, which we did in January 68 in #Denmark. As #Diego did not have to bother anymore about how to sell his paintings, we decided to spend the winter in the Canary Islands. We took our car in December 1968, with lots of canvases and paints of many colors. We went to #Barcelona and took the boat to Puerto del la Cruz (#Tenerife). We rented a little house on top of a big house with a very big terrace. We had a beautiful view over the ocean. We had wonderful 6 months. #Diego painted each day. Once a month we made a roll of the canvases and sent them to Joy and Jadat Naffouj in #Landstuhl, Germany.

In March 1970 the contract of our apartment in #Wiesbaden finished, the house was supposed to be sold, so Diego had the idea to move to Italy. In March 1970 we ordered a shipping company, deposited our furniture in #Bavaria at my parents` place and left for #Italy. We went to several places and finally rented a villa in Riccione at the Italia Adrian seaside. Diego was painting and still sending his paintings to Naffouj Gallery.”

AC DV History #38 6/15/2010

AC DV History #158 11/20/2013

Schlossgalerie in #Zurich, #Switzerland confirmed Antonio (#Diego) Voci’s Talents as an #Artist!

“HELGA and DIEGO” by Helga Voci

CHAPTER 4   Schloßgalerie and Switzerland

“Diego had to stay in Marrakech until August, so I decided to take a job in a travel agency in Lugano, Switzerland. This gave me the possibility to work and also to improve my Italian. I was already able to speak, but I didn’t know the grammar, so I took private lessons. Finally in August 1962 Diego joined me in Lugano.

In Switzerland it was for the first time, where Diego was seriously looking for galleries. He went to Geneva, Bern, and also to Zurich. In Zurich he found the Schloßgalerie where the owner was very interested in showing his work. So Diego decided to stay for some time in Switzerland. We rented a boathouse at the lake of Constance close to Zurich and Diego painted. The gallery owner sold quite many paintings; but unfortunately I don`t know the names of the customers and which paintings were sold.

Diego Schlossgalerie 1963 Studio Photo

Antonio (Diego) Voci

1963 Studio provided by Schlossgalerie, Zurich Switzerland, owner R. Buri  

At that time we never took pictures of the paintings, which is a pity. I feel very sorry, but I was young.

I had no experience and Diego did not care. If I could go back 50 years, I would do many things completely different. We stayed in Zurich until June 1963. 

During this period Diego went also several times to Aviano, Italy, the American base. He would do caricatures there. At that time a painting was sold and brought to President John F. Kennedy, who was visiting Wiesbaden. (I don`t remember what it looked like).

In Italy, we stayed for some time in Milan, Florence, and Rome. Finally 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. But he also worked with a gallery in Milan “Globart Kunstgalerie.””

Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project. Visit www.diegovociproject.com 

Diego Voci on YouTube and Google

AC DV History #37 6/15/2010

AC P of W #207 6/9/2014

#DIEGOVOCI SIGNATURE TRANSITION

Although everyone called him “Diego” in 1960 he signed Antonio Voci, as in the previous blog containing his registration in #Paris https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/paris-forced-diegovoci-to-register-to-save-helgas-health/ to stay by Helga’s side as she recovered in the Paris Hospital.

Notice the signature on the painting below “D.Voci”, part of the transition from “A. Voci”.  Both would vary on Diego’s art until 1965 when he used “Diego” signature for the last 20 years of his life.

Here is a sample of the Moroccan paintings referred to in Helga’s biography https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/helga-in-a-paris-bistro/ in the previous blog.

This painting is believed to have been found in a warehouse.

C.V. 1966 Morocco Market 24 x 30in

HELGA IN A PARIS BISTRO

“HELGA and DIEGO” by Helga Voci

Helga Diego and Neighbor

Helga (here in the image) enjoying the moment in a Paris Bistro. 

CHAPTER 3 Paris Summer 1960 to February 1962

“In Paris summer 1960… I got very sick and I was in the Hospital for 3 months. I was very weak when I came out and had lost a lot of weight, so in order to get strong again Diego went with me to South France. We stayed in very good hotels; he made me eat a lot of very good food, a very calm life.  At that time he did very beautiful drawings, but he did not keep them, he gave them to people in Hotels or to friends. We stayed there until November 1960.

From there I flew to Munich and stayed some weeks over Christmas in Bavaria with my family while Diego went to London. He rented a beautiful furnished apartment in SoHo. In January 1961, I followed him to London. I studied English and Diego made some paintings and drawings. From time to time he made caricatures in American Officer’s clubs. He did not look for Galleries to make exhibits. When I asked him, he always said: “I`m not ready yet, I have to study more.”

The weather was very bad in London and Diego wanted to go south to the sun. So we decided to go to Spain in October 1961. We took the car and went southward, stopped in several cities and after about 1 month we arrived in the Andalusia region in a very beautiful little fishing village called Almunecar. This was an artist`s colony, all kind of artists from different countries. We stayed until January 1962. We had a beautiful and very interesting time with long discussions, Diego also made paintings and drawings but he never kept anything, when the painting was finished he was not interested anymore and made presents to friends. He was very popular among the Spanish people also the higher class and he felt wonderful.

In February 1962 we left Spain and went to Morocco, first to Casablanca and Tangier and then he was supposed to go to Marrakech to do some work in an American Officers’ Club. I had to go to Germany for personal reasons, so I flew to Munich while Diego stayed in Marrakech.”

AC DV History 6/10/2010 Post #36