“ALL WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL” – Diego Voci

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

Help us celebrate all women – it is #WomensHistoryMonth

Womens History Month for Post 3 MAR 21

View just a few of the “BEAUTIFUL” Women by DiegoVoci™:

http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

www.diegovociproject.com

“MY LIFE TOOK ON NEW MEANING, I BECAME MORE” (After DIEGO met Helga DRÖSSLER, January 1960)

“HELGA and DIEGO” by Helga Voci

Chapter 5   #Wiesbaden, #Germany. 1968 Marriage in #Denmark.

“In Spring 1965 Diego wanted to go to #Germany and we came to #Wiesbaden where he had been living for sometime with Josiane, his ex-wife.  We both liked Wiesbaden, so we rented an apartment in #Sonnenbergerstrasse. It was a beautiful place, we got it for a very low price, but had made a contract for 5 years and agreed to renovate it. So for at least 6 months we were living in the middle of sand, concrete, and tiles. But at the end we had a beautiful high ceiling living-room with open fireplace, fantastic new bathroom and a beautiful Studio. We had hand-painted and gold-plated dining-room furniture which I still have today and many beautiful paintings.

In this period #Diego found the Gallery Dahms in Wiesbaden where he exhibited and sold many paintings. He still made caricatures from time to time in #Wiesbaden, #Heidelberg and #Ramstein. There he met Joy Naffouj, a Canadian gallery owner, who was exhibiting different artists in an art show. She was very interested in Diego’s work, so he started to give her some paintings and drawings on commission.

Since his work was selling very well, they both made a contract: so many paintings for so much money per month.  I believe this was when #Diego began signing with the name”Diego.” Before he had mostly signed A.Voci (Antonio Voci) or D.Voci (Diego Voci). It worked quite well.

Helga and Diego Wedding Jpeg

We finally decided to marry, which we did in January 68 in #Denmark. As #Diego did not have to bother anymore about how to sell his paintings, we decided to spend the winter in the Canary Islands. We took our car in December 1968, with lots of canvases and paints of many colors. We went to #Barcelona and took the boat to Puerto del la Cruz (#Tenerife). We rented a little house on top of a big house with a very big terrace. We had a beautiful view over the ocean. We had wonderful 6 months. #Diego painted each day. Once a month we made a roll of the canvases and sent them to Joy and Jadat Naffouj in #Landstuhl, Germany.

In March 1970 the contract of our apartment in #Wiesbaden finished, the house was supposed to be sold, so Diego had the idea to move to Italy. In March 1970 we ordered a shipping company, deposited our furniture in #Bavaria at my parents` place and left for #Italy. We went to several places and finally rented a villa in Riccione at the Italia Adrian seaside. Diego was painting and still sending his paintings to Naffouj Gallery.”

AC DV History #38 6/15/2010

AC DV History #158 11/20/2013

A Serious Side of DIEGO is Highlighted with “Girl Reading”.

Impressionism and hints of Macchiaioli, the Italian period, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macchiaioli , characterizes this work of art by Post-war European Impressionistic artist, Antonio DIEGO Voci, captures calm concentration portrayed in this figurative oil painting on burlap.

This painting came from the Private Collection of Naffouj Gallery, a longstanding contract during DIEGO’s mid-career stage as an artist.

C57 Girl Reading  26 x 33 Oil on Burlap Unmounted UNDER GLASS

“Girl Reading”, 33″ x 26″ ca. 1967 oil on burlap

Google and YouTube “Diego Voci” 

Courtesy of www.diegovociproject.com 

 7/2012 AC P of W #71

“NEW GENERATION” – DISCOVERING #DIEGOVOCI GOLD – PART ONE

Proof is here. The magnetism of DIEGO VOCI art can be transferred to a “New Generation.”

Diego Voci died in 1985 of lung cancer. His great body of artwork has endured 30-50 years, largely unknown except to many of his original addicted collectors who bought many. They displayed them, enjoyed them and hoarded them for decades. Now these devoted collectors are dead, dying and or downsizing and Diego’s works are popping up everywhere at bargain prices. Keep your eyes open! diegovociproject@gmail.com

Enter Brad Fairchild, Graphic Designer and Photographer, 45 years old. His parents, Cheryl and Dan met Diego personally. On a tight budget with two little kids, they bought 3 DIEGO Lithographs in the 1970’s while in Germany. They found their first original Diego Voci oil painting in the US on e-bay:   https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/potential-diegovoci-model-kicking-herself/

Their son Brad has a sharp eye. Here is the Diego Voci masterwork, “Madonna” (31″x 16″) he discovered at an Estate Sale under $1,000. Genuine #gold leaf is inlayed, similar to the techniques used by Gustav #Klimt with the famous #WomaninGold.

madonna 113892 - Copy

Google “DIEGO VOCI”. And see a gallery art tour.

The Diego Videos can be seen on Youtubehttps://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Diego+Voci&tbm=vid

AC P of W #279 7/14/2015

ANOTHER #SURREALISM MASTERPIECE BY #DIEGOVOCI

This dramatic “Green Horse”, surrealistic in nature oil painting is owned by Stephen and Wendy Max in Edmonton, Canada. The depth in the “Green Horse” is as effective as wearing 3-D glasses.  Stephen and Wendy’s collection of Diego Voci artwork began in the late sixties, and after all these years still numbers 27 pieces. Large numbers of Diego works per collector is not uncommon especially in Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Italy and USA.

The Green Horse_oil on Canvas_40_X_80CM

 “The Green Horse”, 31 ½” x 16″, oil on canvas

Explore DIEGO’s Horse Genre series in Diego Voci History.
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-history- 4330818/Page2.html#56

10/12 AC POW 85

DINING WITH DIEGO (PART 3) FIVE YEAR MYSTERY CONTINUES

 THE QUESTION IS:

Who controls the 11 artworks by Diego Voci (1920-1985) that took us 3 years to learn they belonged to Ciccio Barchetti, owner of Ciccio’s Ristorante in Pirmasens, #Germany, who passed away in September of 2013.   And, where are they now?

I am Kami #Cooprider, DIEGO VOCI PROJECT Research Assistant, who was raised in Germany by Patti and Coop Cooprider and I like to solve mysteries. My German, which had been out of practice came in handy.

Since March of 2010, the DIEGO VOCI PROJECT (#DVP) has received 11 identical images three separate times from three separate people, each wanting to sell the same 11 paintings. We, the DVP, were excited about a find of 11 DIEGOs at one time! Here are two of the large paintings.

“La Trattoria”  and  “Dorf auf Menorca”   by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985)

1. When Ursula and Peter Puehler contacted DVP in 2010 via German e-mail to sell the 11 DIEGO paintings, we believed they were the owners. We responded. DVP never heard back from them. 3 years went by.

2. In 2013, Marisa Barchetti, sent images of the same 11 DIEGOs. These DIEGOs were the identical images the Puehler’s had sent to DVP. Marisa only spoke Italian (lives in Rome). She informed us the paintings belonged to her brother Ciccio who had a restaurant in Pirmasens, Germany, but had passed away of cancer. She did not know the Puehlers, or how they got the same 11 DIEGO images. We attempted through various means to communicate. Marisa finally explained she did not have the paintings, but was looking for them herself. We hit only dead ends. More silence.

3. I intensified my search to find the DIEGOs. I found a dated reference to Ciccio online as owner of the restaurant; but, it was now in the ownership of Mario Augurusa. It was re-named Da Mario Ristorante-Pizzeria. I called Mario. He revealed he bought the establishment from Ciccio. He also revealed quite firmly that he knew nothing about 11 DIEGOs and did not know the Puehlers. But, Mario said, “I have a few of my own.” My sister Kendra visited Mario. We featured only 3 of the DIEGOs as his others are in storage, which we have not seen.      https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/dining-with-diego-part-2/

4. THE LATEST: In April of this year, DVP again received the same 11 DIEGO images that Puehlers sent 5 years earlier; this time from a Johannes Volkemer also from Pirmasens. We were awestruck. With a bit of finesse and some luck we communicated in German. Johannes replied to DVP and told us he was Ciccio’s son – and that Marisa was his aunt living in Rome, Italy. He did not know the Puehlers. He was wanting to sell the DIEGOs. We asked that he provide us with backs of the artworks and the measurements, but he said he personally did not have them – Johannes’ sister did. Does she or doesn’t she? We requested the information again on 20 June 2015.

“Il Ponte”                                   “Clown Francesco”                       “Stillleben mit Weinflasche”

SO WHERE ARE THEY?

GOOGLE:  “Diego Voci”  and  check  out DVP www.diegovociproject.com

WATCHING MASTER PAINTER #DIEGO COMPLETE A MASTERPIECE

From the private collection of Stephen and Wendy Max of Canada.  Max who has created several Diego Voci videos on YouTube, knew Diego personally.  Here are his words.

 “In February 1975, my wife Wendy and I visited Diego and Helga Voci at their home to consider purchasing additional paintings.  Diego and Helga were living in Schwetzingen at the time.  Diego’s home housed art in so many mediums and forms, the visit was enchanting and we appreciated an enjoyable afternoon with Diego and Helga and a great bottle of wine.  On that visit we purchased the Madchen Mit Tuch and while there, we noticed an uncompleted painting, on an easel in Diego’s studio which was to become Suonatrice di Linto). Wendy and I instantly became entranced with the unfinished work and developed an unshakeable bond with the painting, we needed to have it.  We were able to convince Diego to complete the painting for us.  This was truly a privilege to have witnessed the creation and completion of this painting which we enjoy as a masterpiece today.”

Suonatrice di linto 251-199 40 X 80CM

Suonatrice di Linto 251-199 80x40cm

And Suonatrice di Linto was featured in the published book “The Beauty of Diego” by Stephen Max

page 38 and 39 Suonotrice di Lunto & DIego Painting

Here is the link to either view electronically for free and or purchase “The Beauty of Diego“:  http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

DIEGO VOCI’s LAST HOURS

All of the fierce pain from cancer metastasizing and sapping what was left of his strength, #DIEGO could not stop drawing. Drawing was as important to Diego as breathing.

Diego drew every waking minute”, said Tony Voci, nephew, of his 1957 trip in #Europe with his art compelled uncle Diego.

So weak he could barely hold the pencil in his last hours, this is his final artistic expression. A small sketch that Helga Voci treasures as much as her husband’s best #masterpieces.

Last Drawing by DIEGO Tweaked in Paint by Kami 27 APR 2015

Helga Noted “Mainz Pain Clinic”

Antonio Diego Voci (August 10,1920- December 10,1985)

Coop Cooprider, DIEGO VOCI HISTORIAN

http://www.diegovociproject.com

AC P of W #269 4/29/2015

DIEGO VOCI #ART – “THEY ARE NOT FOR SALE! NOT EVEN ONE!”

The faces of the women”, Christine Khan replied to Coop #Cooprider just three years ago when asked, “What attracted you to Diego?”

Like so many DIEGO collectors Christine could not stop at having one Diego and she is hoarding them and enjoying them to this day. Christine Khan owns more than 3 dozen DIEGO artworks, but states very clearly in the interview with Coop (and Helga as a witness): “THEY ARE NOT FOR #SALE –  NOT EVEN ONE!”019 Two Women (copper plate) 26.8 x 20in

Above, you see “TWO WOMEN”, 27 in. x 20 in, Painted on #Copper Plate.

In Diego and Helga #Voci’s home in Taunusstein, #Germany (near Wiesbaden) Coop Cooprider, with his daughter Kendra and her son Ian, made video clips of their interviews. With Helga and Alessandra Voci to join them that Saturday before #Easter of April 7, 2012, Christine Khan recounted her memories of Diego and her relationship with the #Artist and his family. Stay tuned for more fun facts about the #Painter, #Father, and #Friend.  See more:  https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

Did you miss a PAINTING of the WEEK? In addition to this #Modigliani like work Diego rendered a variety of ‘faces’:  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page9.html#265

AC P of W #265 4/21/2015

SPRING! LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!! (LOOK CLOSELY)…

New Yorker April 13, 2015 SPRING IS IN THE AIR Cover for Social Media 17 APR 2015

See #Diego Voci’s love “Lady”, written by Helga Voci, Diego’s widow: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/498281146248867040/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/diego.voci?pnref=story

COURTESY “Diego Voci Project” www.diegovociproject.com