#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

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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.  

History Speaks “Two Clowns pre-1966 signed “D.Voci”

Clowns Female and Male Pete Paceley

Signature Clown Painting Male

D.Voci signature Pre-1966

Diego Voci Collector Pete Paceley has just sent the Diego Voci Project 2 fresh images.  He first reached out to Artifact Collectors four years ago in 2013 with:

“I have a pair of matching clown paintings (one male playing guitar, one female playing mandolin) signed D. Voci from Germany in the early to mid-1960s. Dimensions of each are approximately 10″ x 19″.  The gold paint is stunning — as if the paintings glow.  They were obtained through a relationship with an Italian restaurant. The owner’s name was Franco and his daughter was Daniella. Does anyone have any information on this connection?”

Helga Voci, widow of Diego, responded with:

The Restaurant Franco I knew, the owner was Franco, he was a friend of Diego, I think the Restaurant was in Kaiserslautern or nearby possibly Baumholder, Diego always displayed paintings there, since Diego`s has passed away I have no contact to him anymore, he had a German wife and a daughter (Daniella) our daughter Alessandra`s age.”

Pete responded back to Artifact Collectors with;

“That area of Germany for the restaurants sounds close — my dad was stationed in Baumholder. I think the restaurant name was Franco’s but I’m not sure. My mom may remember so I’ll check with her.  My dad bought the paintings and my mom gave them to me a few years ago. It could have been prior to 1965, we were in Baumholder 1962-1967.  Speaking with my mom, she remembered meeting Diego and his wife at Franco’s restaurant. She described Diego as very pleasant and friendly.”

 

Keep your eye for any Diego Voci paintings around the world, Help us find over 4000 paintings.  Contact diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com 

 

 

“YOU ALREADY POSTED THIS DIEGO!”

Close, but no cigar.  The link you are referring to is https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/where-is-this-little-gem-now .  The haystacks there, are in the middle of the landscape and here the haystacks are on the right.

As with many master painters, Diego Voci would return to variations of favorite subjects.  (Claude Monet did hundreds of haystacks) This beautiful rendered Diego piece was purchased in Pirmasens, Germany by Signore Barcchetti on 31 March 1980 for $680.

Dorf auf Menorca 3802-052 faded polaroid index card

Diego Voci; “Dorf auf Menorca” 60 x 80 cm. Helga Voci, widow of Diego, made the frame. (faded polaroid image of this painting)

See 2 Diego Sketches of Menorca, Link: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/memories-of-menorca-1976-on-diegos-birthday/

Happy 97th Birthday Innocenzo! Who?

Why would someone change their middle name to “Diego“?  Google “Diego” and you get results for San Diego, Diego Rivera, Go Go Diego, children’s character.  Antonio Diego Voci changed his middle name to Diego.  Google Antonio Diego Voci, click on images and be amazed to view artworks by “Diego” Voci.

“#Diego” as he wanted the world to know him, rejected his birth middle name “Innocenzo”.  Being the youngest of three boys by fifteen years, that sweet little newborn was the picture of innocence (Italian: innocenza). Diego wanted to be seen as anything but innocent.  The family pet childhood name “Toto” was enough to bear. “Diego told me he never liked his middle name,” said Helga Drössler Voci, wife. “Innocenzo” is conspicuous by its official document absence in Diego’s life. Innocenzo was discovered only on his birth certificate (see below). After that it is “Antonio Voci” until 1976 when “Diego” is slipped into a government document.” – Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia 

1920 August VOCI Antonio Innocenzo Birth Certificate Gasperina, Italy Resized

“In 1976, the metamorphosis of Diego for his middle name was completed by Diego on at least one official document when he registered residence in Taunusstein (by Wiesbaden) at the time he and Helga purchased their first and last home and studio. The name is “Antonio Diego Voci”, finally official recognition of Diego on a government document” (see below)

1976 March 31 Taunusstein Residence Permit includes DIEGO name Resized