From the private DiegoVoci™ #ArtCollection of Leo Gerardo, a retired restaurateur, living in #Frankfurt, #Germany.
Le Teatre, 31” x 24”, #561488, oil on canvas
#Leo shares a story from the early #1980s where Siegfried Dahms, owner of then #Galerie Dahms in #Wiesbaden, Germany saw this painting and offered Leo DM 20,000 (US $11,153). Siegfried Dahms said he could sell it (Le Teatre by DiegoVoci™ ) the next day to an #Opera #Tenor “#Pagliacci” performing in the famous #HessichesStaatsheater in Wiesbaden. Leo said he was tempted to #sell, but turned him down. Leo believes once the art world discovers DiegoVoci™ art the value of his artwork will escalate.
Bernard #Buffet clowns have sold at auction upwards of $100,000 each. They are instantly recognizable as #Buffet due to his repetitive heavy black brush strokes.
Fans addicted to #Diego Voci’s art wanted to possess at least one or more paintings of every #genre. This caused Diego to paint more #clowns that he otherwise would have – just to satisfy his buyers. However . . .
. . . Diego made every effort to make each clown distinctly different, yet distinctly recognizable as a Diego work of art. Here are 8 examples of each artist: