#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

#DiegoVoci’s “THE WHITE HORSE” HAS TRAVELED THE WORLD

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The White House, #683 80x60cm oil on canvas

The Provenance is the source of credibility to the life of a painting.  The White Horse by Diego Voci began with Diego himself and then was placed into the hands of Naffouj Gallery in Germany, Diego’s representation at the time during the 1960’s (often identified by the wood wedges which Diego used during the Naffouj time period).  The White Horse traveled back to Diego’s hands in the 1970’s (as it was placed in a frame that Diego’s wife, Helga Voci, made for the piece).  The painting in 1973 was in an exhibition in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the famous Broadmoor Resort sponsored and hosted by Dr. Ogden Brown Family.  After the exhibition, The White Horse traveled back to Diego’s hands in Germany then flew to Edmonton, Canada in 1981.  Stephen Max acquired the painting as Diego’s representor for Canadian collectors in his Gold Crest gallery.  The White Horse was purchased by art collectors Giselle and George Dean of Edmonton, AB, Canada.. where it has been ever since..

To learn more search “Diego Voci” on Google and YouTube.

AC P of W #278 6/10/2015