Courtesy of Stephen Max
…….O.K., maybe that’s a stretch, but…..Diego’s ART is of exquisite quality and depth it draws’ you in completely. His works reach your soul and speak to you with intense emotion. The heart and soul of Diego radiates from every one of his paintings.
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A DIEGO oil painting signed “DVoci” has a special connection for the VOCI Family.
About 1957, DIEGO was traveling in Germany with his nephew, Antonio “Tony” Voci, who said “I’m hungry”. DIEGO said, “You are hungry. I paint you something to eat.” and minutes later, here is the result. Tony in his early 80’s, living in Philadelphia where this gift from DIEGO is displayed.
“Still Life”, 18″ x 24″, 1957, Oil on Canvas, signed “DVoci 1957”
Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com
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October 23, 2011 AC P of W #8
Helga Voci is the widow of internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-1985). What follows in Helga’s own words is the story for several years she was reluctant to publish about their cherished housemaid and nanny for Voci daughter Alessandra. It is a happy story with a sad ending.
Dear Kami and Coop, Lakshmi was a lady of about 40 when she came to us. We had contact to an Indian lawyer. When Diego told him that we would like to have an Indian housemaid, he sent her to us. This was in 1975 just before we moved to Wiesbaden; Alessandra at that time was about 1 year. We all liked Lakshmi very much, she was very quiet and modest and a fantastic cook, she cooked wonderful Indian food, very hot in the beginning until we were protesting. From time to time she would prepare Indian dinner for our guests, mostly cooking whole day long, everybody loved it. Later on she would also cook Italian and German food. She was mostly wearing her saris. She stayed with us about 4 years and then she flew back to India as she wanted to see her family and after a few months she came back. She stayed until October 1985. Lakshmi had saved every penny we paid her to take home to India. It was a pity she had to go, at the same time nobody knew that Diego would die 2 months later. I and Alessandra would have needed her so much. A few months later, we found out that Lakshmi had been killed by her husband who took her money. She traveled with him to South India to visit family there and during the trip on the train which took several days he would poison the food and she died. Lakshmi was a very good person.
Helga Voci took this photo of her mother Gertrud Brandl , Lakshmi and Alessandra.
AC DV History #200 6/10/2015