They are moguls and collectors of masterpieces. And, it would seem, they are also true American patriots. These nine Forbes “billionaires with a passion for art” are throwing huge amounts of capital at presidential campaigns in advance of the 2016 elections. Because, really, as far as status symbols go, what is the difference between trophy art and a trophy president?
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 Provenance is the source of credibility to the life of a painting. The White Horse by Diego Voci began with Diego himself and then was placed into the hands of Naffouj Gallery in Germany, Diego’s representation at the time during the 1960’s (often identified by the wood wedges which Diego used during the Naffouj time period). The White Horse traveled back to Diego’s hands in the 1970’s (as it was placed in a frame that Diego’s wife, Helga Voci, made for the piece). The painting in 1973 was in an exhibition in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the famous Broadmoor Resort sponsored and hosted by Dr. Ogden Brown Family. After the exhibition, The White Horse traveled back to Diego’s hands in Germany then flew to Edmonton, Canada in 1981. Stephen Max acquired the painting as Diego’s representor for Canadian collectors in his Gold Crest gallery. The White Horse was purchased by art collectors Giselle and George Dean of Edmonton, AB, Canada.. where it has been ever since..
To learn more search “Diego Voci” on Google and YouTube.
The Diego Voci Project’s talented volunteer Stephen Max of Edmonton Canada has culminated YouTube videos of Diego Voci’s life. Each YouTube video was created to mark a special cornerstone of Diego’s life and all that Diego Voci contributed to the world to help bring forth the passion in human beings in his works of art.
Enjoy the journey from the artists’ hand on the canvas to a virtual museum exhibition:
Artwork by the world renown master artist Diego Voci (1920-1985); held for 30 and 40 years by collectors who have died, or are downsizing, is showing up for sale in England, Germany, USA and Canada. You can see works available from the Diego Voci Estate on DiegoVociProject.com.