4 DIEGO VOCI TREASURES FOUND AT ESTATE SALE – NUMBER 4

GROUPING” shown below represents faces of the working man, old and young. Faces from memory were an incredible ‘group’ of paintings, drawings, and sketches Diego graced the world with. Diego demonstrated his ability to vicariously experience feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of others. His empathy was great!

GROUPING for POST w Title et al 6 APR 2018

GROUPING”, like many of the faces Diego rendered are hard-working regular people in small towns across Italy, like his birthplace of Gasperina here wrapping up the end of the day. Diego had two brothers, Vincent and Guiseppe. Their father Guiseppe Antonio hoped the boys would all continue in the Tailoring trade. DIEGO did learn to tailor and throughout his life designed and made some of his own suit jackets and dresses for the ladies. We have shared stories with Diego fans about his talents in sculpting, designing clothes, painting murals, even sculpting a  copper door for his wife Helga Voci’s parents: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/diego-frontdoors-bavaria/

The “GROUPING” is Tom Catron’s last of the 4 treasures he found at auction in Marien, South Dakota, from the Estate Auction of Beverly Cowan’s family. She had collected while living in Europe and while there Beverly became a teacher in #Schwäbisch Gemünd, #Germany from 1973-1978. In her obituary last year a principal said, “she offered a great deal of important services to children and will be sorely missed.” A friend writes “we enjoyed travel for arts, theatre and historic places – the lady was on form.” One can see why she liked DIEGO and his art. Beverly was a hardworking, compassionate and worldly for sure. Beverly, the new owner Tom thanks you!

See more “FACES” in our 1st deluxe coffee table book: http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego and on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/faces-diegovocitm/

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#DIEGO VOCI HAS INLUENCED OTHER #ARTISTS

One of the artists, Christa Volkert-Vogel in Germany who met Diego several times on Diego’s travels to the #Schwarzwald (Black Forest) area, in this case #Offenburg. She not only loved Diego’s master artistry, Christa says “he greatly affected my art.” Christa purchased 5 DIEGO artworks, “La Lettura per il Teatro” (Reading for the Theatre), which she acquired on October 26, 1980, is shown here:

La lettura per il Teatro - 9802-100 80x70cm DM2000 26 OCT 1980 Lahr

#DIEGO VOCI “La Lettura per il Teatro” (80x70cm, Oil on Canvas, 9802-100)

Christa remembers, “In my youth I had courses at the “Painters Vocational School” in Lahr, with several regional artists including Diego Voci, an internationally known artist and compelling contemporary painter. Thus a sound foundation was created that would help me in my future endeavors. After many years of  making it my hobby, I studied art in 1998 at the Academy of Fine Arts in LahrYears later I also taught there.”

(“In meiner Jugendzeit hatte ich an der Malerfachschule in Lahr, bei mehreren regionalen Malern sowie bei Diego Voci, einem überregional bekannten Künstler und überzeugenden Maler der Gegenwart, Kurse belegt. So wurde eine fundierte Grundlage geschaffen, die mir später zu einem Kunststudium verhelfen würde.”)

Christa also recalls one day that Diego was drawing several flower-themed artworks and says her own renderings were highly influenced from that one day forward!

Christa Flowers and her Diego Flowers 2015

DIEGO VOCI “Flowers” Tempera on Paper (Left) owned by Christa and her own #Flowers

Enjoy more of Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) masterpieces in the first DIEGO VOCI    PROJECT deluxe coffee-table book: “The Beauty of Diego

View here for Free:  www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

GOOGLE “Diego Voci”. CLICK “Images” See just a part of #DIEGO’s world of art!

 

 

 

Where is “Scena di Maroco” now?

Scena di Marco 361-480 Kibildis 50x60cm

Diego Voci; “Scena di Maroco” oil on canvas; 50x60cm

Back in 1976, at Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg, Germany, Anna Kibildis purchased this Diego Voci painting titled “Scena di Maroco“.

Who owns this painting now?  Where is this painting?

Our all volunteer team is cataloging all of Antonio Diego Voci’s works of art with the official Diego Voci Estate Archive. Any information on the whereabouts or owners of this painting, please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

To the see the trail of work visit, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

 

#DINING WITH #DIEGO… SURROUNDED BY #ART

Jeune Fille avec Fleurs #10802-106 front index card Danghuzzi - Copy

Diego Voci; “Jeune Fille avec Fleurs” #10802-106, 40x50cm oil on canvas

“Jeune Fille avec Fleurs” (40x50cm #10802-106, oil on canvas) graced the walls of La Gondola #restaurant where Diego Voci Art Historian Coop Cooprider dined several times with #Diego during his years in #Germany. This unique Diego artwork is of #glass paint. And to add to Coop’s experience with sitting there and being surrounded by paintings by Diego Voci on the walls carrying on their own conversation (if the walls could talk).

#Diego loved stopping at restaurants every town he drove thru or visited.
Becoming friendly with the owners of restaurants was an everyday common occurrence for Diego. So much so, that, Sig. #Daneluzzi of #Ristorante #Firenze purchased this painting “Jeune Fille avec Fleurs” at #La_Gondola  Restaurant back in November 24, 1980 ($480) to display in his own Restaurant Firenze. Dameluzzi owns 4 paintings and 8 Lithos and drawings . Coop loved the Gnocchi at Firenze, his wife Patti, the Spaghetti Carbonara.

Scattered throughout the social media you will discover several “Dining with Diego” experiences. See  more: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page10.html#97229

To learn more, visit “Who is Helga Voci”: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego

Enjoy eating with works by Diego in your own home, purchase an original Diego Voci Lithograph from the Diego Voci Estate here: https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-graphics-shopping

HALO DEUTSCHLAND. CALLING HELGA STRAUSS.

Frau Strauss was the original owner of this wonderful impressionistic landscape by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).  Will the present owner please contact the Diego Voci Project http://www.diegovociproject.com

Die Wanderer am Wegrand 50 x 60cm #11802-113

Diego Voci “Die Wanderer am Wegrand”; 50x60cm, #11802-113

“Die Wanderer am Wegrand”; 50x60cm, #11802-113 purchased by Helga Strauss November 21, 1980 at La Gondola Restaurant in Ramstein, Germany.   Last known address for Helga Strauss is Theodor – Heuss – Allee 153, 6630 Saarlouis – Steinrausch.

Please note the yellow string was to hold the painting when this Polaroid image was taken.

To learn more about Diego and Restaurants, visit “Dining with Diego Series” :

Part I: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/dining-with-diego-in-germany/

Part II: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/dining-with-diego-part-2/

Part III: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/dining-with-diego-part-3-five-year-mystery-continues/

Part IV: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/dining-with-diegovoci-part-4-lagondola-restaurant/

 

BOYS WITH MELON …WHERE IS THIS PAINTING?

Boys with Melon #4802-068 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci; “Boys with Melon” #4802-068 oil on canvas 60x80cm

Captain Lambert purchased this painting in April of 1980 at Lahr, Canadian AFB in Germany.

We have no information on whether Captain Lambert still owns this painting or the whereabouts.

Diego, love of food as an Italian, seems to capture people with their emotions and a relation to food.

To understand the creative nature of Diego, click here Antonio Diego Voci Biography Wikipedia   authored by Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973.

Contact the Diego Voci Project Team for any information on the painting or Captain Lambert at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

Update:

Diego Voci AHAH! Kami Cooprider here! I came in this afternoon and saw this great post. It looked familiar. Voila! Carole Hackenbeck and her hubby Claude own it. Here is what she wrote to us late last year: “Hi, my husband is number 8 of a 10 children family. Number 7, his brother Michel was a major in the Canadian air-force and was stationed in Germany for a few years and he bought this painting! Unfortunately he died of a massive heart attack in September 1988 at the age of 39!! Our third son was born on September 30th 1988 which is the date of Diego Voci’s passing [Actual date of Death is August 10, 1985]!! His parents cherished this painting and when both were diseased the 9 siblings had a drawing to share the objects that everyone wanted and my husband won the painting which we love and reminds us of his closest brother!!!” and here is the Index card with Helga Voci handwritten info on Major Michel Lambert, Claude’s brother. Our Diego Voci Project Team will continue posting more of the the ‘lost’ paintings! Greetings from the DVP, Coop, Stephen Max and Lisa Camargo 

Boys with Melon #4802-068 back of index card

“PLAYING CHILDREN”… WHERE IS IT NOW?

Playing Children #4812-149 oil on canvas 60 x 80 in

“PLAYING CHILDREN” by Diego Voci #4812-149, Oil on canvas 60x80cm

 “Playing Children” arrived from Germany, spring of 1981, in a shipment of several Diego Voci paintings for consignment with Stephen Max in Canada.  Diego Voci was exclusively represented by Stephen Max in Canada.  He was the gateway to Diego Voci’s limelight in Canada.  “Playing Children” was shipped for a major showing thru Van Zoolingen Gallery in Edmonton.  This particular painting was sold for $1250 within weeks of its arrival in Canada.

Diego, childlike, most of his life, enjoyed the sense of play in all that he did day to day.  His daughter Alessandra was 7 years old when this artwork was done in “Playing Children”, Diego captures the spirit of emotions from the inspiration he pulled from where ever he was.  Note the hula hoop.

Stephen Max, author of the “Beauty of Diego” http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

Any information about this painting please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

CALLING ATTENTION to CLETA CALAG YANCY

The Diego Voci Project Team would like to know the whereabouts of this painting or anyone that knows of Cleta Calag Yancy.

Madchen mit Fruchten #5802-072 Cleta Yancy

Mädchen mit Früchten #5802-072, oil on canvas, 70 x 80 cm

This painting titled “Mädchen mit Früchten” sold to Cleta Yancy in August 8, 1980 in Nordenstadt, Germany right from Diego’s studio.

Contact The Diego Voci Project Team at diegovociproject@gmail.com with any information!

“Arlecchini” and Wilhemstraße?

Where is this painting now and Who is the owner? 

Arlecchini #3802-053 Herrn Kienzle

“Arlecchini” oil on canvas; 60 x 80 cm.

“Arlecchini” sold by the prestigious Galerie Dhams (back in the early 1980’s) located on Wilhemstraße, one of Germany’s busiest upscale shopping streets (see more about street below)!

WilhelmstraBe

Herrn Kienzle purchased this painting in 1980 for DM 1800 plus 200 Francs for the frame which Helga Voci made herself.

Read more about Diego, Helga and many other paintings that sold thru the prestigious Galerie Dhams (back during the days Diego was represented with Siegfried Dhams).

 http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page3.html#57551

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page3.html#57122

In 1973, Siegfried Dahms owner of Galerie Dahms based in those days…. Said about Diego’s work:

“We cannot get enough DIEGOs for our collectors. He is exactly the taste of the German people.”

 

SURREALISM, WOMEN AND LE SPHINX

Le Sphinx 80 x 60 cm 9802-095 Zielmauski front index card

Le Sphinx; oil on canvas; 80 x 60 cm, #9802-095

Diego loved the “creative spirit” of “Surrealism”, a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.

Diego’s muses were women…..“A man look at woman… this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god … who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman … that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like the skinny woman … that’s the way I build Venus. If I am important enough, that’s enough to influence 90% of the world.” DIEGO, 1974.

Diego loved his visits to Paris. The title of this particular painting is “Le Sphinx”.  Le Sphinx was a brothel opened in 1931 in Paris. In 1946, France outlawed all brothels. Le Sphinx was among the most expensive and best known maisons de tolérance in the Paris of the 1930s

This painting was purchased on September 9 1980 by Captain Kenneth Zielmanuski (in Ramstein, Germany).  Do you know where this painting is now?? Contact diegovociproject@gmail.com.