#Germany! Where is this Painting Now?

Don Quichote and Sancho Panza 60x80cm

This is a faded Polaroid of a internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85) painting titled: “Don Quichote and Sancho Panza” oil on canvas 60x80cm which was originally purchased about 1975 by Herr Schmalz.

The Diego Voci Project is seeking the whereabouts of Herr Schmalz and this painting.

Helga, widow of Diego, shared with us her memory “as far as I can remember Herr Schmalz was the director of the Canadian Officers Club in Baden Baden, Germany.”   

View additional examples of Don Quixotes painted by Diego Voci on #Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/don-quixote-diegovocitm/ 

Who Own this #Painting?

The Farmers 30x40 cm

The Farmers by internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85).

This painting was originally purchased by Dr. Braun in Wiesbaden, Germany from Galerie Dahms March 27, 1975.

Any information on the whereabouts of this painting contact diegovociproject@gmail.com.

 

HALF CENTURY OLD #LOBSTER PAINTING

Stilllife with Lobster

Diego Voci “Lobster” oil on canvas 70 / 80 cm 

This painting was valued at $550 over 50 years ago (a half century).  “Lobster” by internationally collected artist Diego Voci was given to the owners of Pizzeria FIRENZE in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

The Diego Voci Project has retrieved the original photograph of this painting.

Today, at FIRENZE, you can still view the many DIEGO artworks on the walls of the restaurant.  Search for Pizzeria FIRENZE and Diego Voci on Facebook!

Read more about the internationally collected artist Diego Voci on Artifact Collectors:

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page10.html#97229

 

 

WHERE IS THIS LITTLE GEM NOW?

Haystacks

On October 30, 1976 in Wiesbaden, Germany, a William Burdümy purchased this Diego Voci (1920-85) painting titled “Haystacks“.  This painting was painted in Diego’s home studio where Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, still lives today.  

 Haystack examples

“Haystack” examples were a fascination by other masters; #Monet, #Pissaro and #Cezanne.  

Please visit www.diegovociproject.com to view more master pieces from the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci.

#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

SOLD! Schiff 2500 Euros & Träumender Harlekin 2500 Euros both by Diego Voci

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(left) Träumender Harlekin D-3842537 50x60cm (20” x 24”), Tempera

(Right) Schiff 45x58cm (18” x 23”), Tempera

Both paintings (from the Diego Voci Estate) purchased by Jacqueline Risch, a collector in Germany.  Jacqueline and her brother grew up knowing of Diego Voci as their father was a collector of Diego’s works.  Jacqueline and her father visited regularly Wiesbaden, Germany when Jacqueline was still a child.

In Wiesbaden, Jacqueline and her father would visit Gallery Dahms where her father bought several painting from them (works by Diego Voci and other painters).  During Jacqueline’s life, she visited Gallery Dahms by herself until the owner of Gallery Dahms passed away.   Jacqueline’s brother found the Diego Voci Project on the Internet.

Jacqueline has visited Helga at her home recently in Taunusstein and since then has become friends.

Please visit www.diegovociproject.com  to acquire works by Diego Voci and to learn more.

NOT ACCURATE! CHECK YOUR “FACTS” ABOUT DIEGO VOCI!

eBay ad falsely stated by a seller in Swanton, Vermont stated:

“THIS DRAWING IS FROM THE LATE 50’S EARLY 60’S”

DIEGO VOCI SIGNED DRAWING (AUTHENTIC) EBAY image for post March 22 2017

NON ACCURATE.

FACT: Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) did not sign his works “Diego” until the last half of the 1960’s when Canadian art dealer Joy Gibson – Naffouj began representing the artist.  It was through the encouragement of Joy and her husband Dr. Jawdat Naffouj that the Diego signature took hold.  Before that all the art works were signed some form of VOCI.  (See 1965 ad in Zurich newspaper https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/attention-look-for-voci-not-diego/

During the time Naffouj was selling works signed “Diego” Galerie Dahms in Wiesbaden continued to sell works to the upscale German market signed some form of “Voci”.

NOTE: We can find no evidence that the Diego Voci Project Team was the source of this misinformation.

Coops Signature Box w TM Marks 29 NOV 2015

Memories of Diego Voci by Widow Helga

The Diego Voci Project is gathering “everyday moments” of Diego.

We posted a series of questions on Artifact Collectors to help us learn more about Diego.  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page17.html#115141

Helga Voci in Germany, responded.  She is the widow of internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85).  Helga shares with us her behind the scenes life with Diego.

What would Diego say when he was smoking a cigarette? (2 packs a day, unfiltered)
“Diego said never anything when he smoked, he enjoyed his cigarettes, and he only got mad when me or somebody else would criticize for smoking so much. He smoked all over, in the house, in the car, at a friends’ house.”

DIEGO with cigarette in hand

Would Diego say anything after a first sip of wine? “Wine was fine for him, but he would never drink more than 1 or 2 glasses, after dinner only espresso and water.”

What would Diego say when he was frustrated with a painting? What would he do? Would he stop and say something or did he gesture a frustration?  “When Diego was frustrated with a painting he would put it aside and finish it later.”

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when a potential collector came thru the door?  “Diego was always friendly and very pleased when somebody would come through the door, a customer or just friend, he always liked to have guests in the house, we always said-we have an open house.”

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when Diego put down his paint brush and knew a painting was done?  “When a painting was done, he would put it away and it did not interest him anymore, he was only interested in a white canvas, so he could start again.”

Foto0120 Christiane Hauk (2)

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when he sold a painting?  “Diego did not get so much excited when he sold a painting, he knew he needed the money to pay the bills, but money did not really interest him, he wanted a good life, nice Restaurants, Holidays, good Hotels, pay his bills, the house, etc.  But he never was interested to shevel money, he did not care, as long as I had a comfortable life and Alessandra had everything she needed, everything was fine.”

What would Diego say over and over and over again to Alessandra?  “He always would say to Alessandra “Pallina mia” (little ball), he loved her very much, he would go to Italy once a year and buy beautiful dresses, coats and shoes in expensive boutiques for her, this was his biggest pleasure, he would buy everything what she wanted.”

DIEGO, Joy & Alessandra in St. Tropez, France 1977

Helga, what slipped into Diego’s voice to keep you calm, “quote” in his words? “To me he would say: Tutto bene (everything all right), non aver paura (don`t worry), and stai calma (be quiet, there are no problems).”

Diego__and_Helga

Diego Collectors, share your memories with us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

 

 

#MODIGLIANI, EXHIBITION IN PARIS BRINGS TOGETHER WORLD’S GREATEST ARTISTS

Modigliani Red Hair Woman

Modigliani was one of the modern master painters who inspired Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) “Artist of a Thousand Faces”.

Here is a work by Diego Voci from the collection of Jacqueline Risch of Germany that gives hints of the Modigliani influence while remaining distinctly Diego.

Träumerei 661-512 Oil on Canvas 50x40 cm 20x16 in.

To see more Google “Diego Voci” then click “Images”.

Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia biography states:

Diego thrived on camaraderie as did other artists before him, such as Amedeo Modigliani, both “figurative” artists, both Italian born, both migrated to Paris.  Among Diego’s many facets was a drive never to be poor, never to live a tormented drug ridden life of Amedeo Modigliani who at age 35 “died in Paris exacerbated by poverty only one exhibition to his credit.” or the tortured life of Vincent van Gogh who died at age 37, with only one painting purchased in his lifetime. Diego greatly admired the exceptional work of both artists, but, unlike both artists who found few buyers for their work, in their lifetime, Diego did for his.

Morocco… Spain… and Glass Paint

The presence and recognition of Diego Voci (1920-85) is expanding each day in the world of art.

Here is a recent discovery of a Diego Voci collector Ann Birkhimer whose daughter Karen shares with us their family’s Diego collection.

birkhimer-collection-of-diegos

The beginning…..”During 1972-74 at one of the officers clubs (not sure but may have been Rhein Main) near Wiesbaden, Germany the paintings were purchased.  My father was stationed there on three separate occasions, the last being 1972-1976.” 

“My mother (Ann) bought them because she just loved them all.  One of them is in the cubist style and quite large (my brother has that one) and it was quite unusual that she (Ann) would purchase something so “modern” as she has always tended to be rather traditional in her tastes. The painting is called “Masks”.  But, for some reason the painting “spoke” to her and she bought it along with the three other more traditional paintings. Those three all look sort of Spanish or Moroccan.”

The “Masques en blue et rouge” is done in “glass paint” which is unique method of material to use for painting.  Here are some other examples of “glass paint” paintings by Diego https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/glass-paint-diegovocitm/

The inspiration for the Spanish “Une Village en Espagna” and Moroccan paintings came from Diego’s love of the people and warmer climates.  Here is an historical excerpt from Helga’s (widow of Diego Voci) biography of her and Diego:

“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.”

Visit www.diegovociproject.com to view and learn more about Diego Voci.