“You are hungry. I paint you something to eat.”

A DIEGO oil painting signed “DVoci” has a special connection for the VOCI Family.

About 1957, DIEGO was traveling in Germany with his nephew, Antonio “Tony” Voci, who said “I’m hungry”. DIEGO said, “You are hungry. I paint you something to eat.” and minutes later, here is the result. Tony in his early 80’s, living in Philadelphia where this gift from DIEGO is displayed.

C.V. 1957 Still life  with DVoci Signature

“Still Life”, 18″ x 24″, 1957, Oil on Canvas, signed “DVoci 1957”

Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

Diego Voci on YouTube and Google.

October 23, 2011 AC P of W #8

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#DIEGOVOCI MASTERWORK A FAMILY AFFAIR

Feast your eyes upon execution of an exquisite true masterwork by internationally collected figurative artist Diego Voci (1920-1985).

The excellence of skill and dimension would have you believe you are wearing 3D glasses. This treasure is the latest addition to the Fairchild Family Art Collection.

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harlequin au bonnet rouge31 x 23 inches  (#Harlequin with red cap”)

To see more on “Next Generation” Brad Fairchild’s latest #gold treasures:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/the-sleuths-who-know-find-gold/

To see Brad’s mother Cheryl’s #treasured find and story see:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/potential-diegovoci-model-kicking-herself/

See Brad’s version of #Woman In Gold:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/new-generation-discovering-diegovoci-gold-part-one/

Brad wrote recently,

“I’m so happy with these paintings – every morning when I walk downstairs, I’m thrilled all over again…”

                      Send us your DIEGO finds, we’ll be featuring more #treasures soon!

www.diegovociproject.com

                                   “Diego Voci” is on GOOGLE and YouTube

AC P of W #280 7/28/2015

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

#GALERIE DAHMS (#WIESBADEN, #GERMANY)

Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, found two (not very clear) images she took of the Galerie Dahms, about 1983, each with a DIEGO painting in the window.

Look closely and you can see the reflection of Helga in the glass standing outside shooting the photo. It indicates not only how big the DIEGO painting is to the left of Helga but also how high the Galerie ceiling is.

The Galerie was located on the classy #Wilhelmstrasse of Wiesbaden. The DIEGO / Dahms relationship based on a handshake, lasted nearly 2 decades.

Image of Galerie Dahms

Image of Galerie Dahms Close up Front Window PHOTO

Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube.

 6/2012 AC DVH 77

ORIGINAL #DIEGO PAINTINGS? YES THEY ARE! HELP US FIND THE OWNER “DIEGO_FAN”

17 January 2015 diego_fan AC post 4 Diegos

29 June 2015 AC diego fan all 4 Diegos one image

The Diego Voci Project attempted to reach out to “diego_fan” on Artifact Collectors http://www.artifactcollectors.com/original-diego-paintings-88754.html#88754 through private message but received no response.

Any information or the whereabouts of the owner, please contact diegvociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com

July 29, 2015 AC ADV #473

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.

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 “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

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

Dozens of Collectors Still Have Dozens of Diegos’

Just one of many experiences with artist Antonio Diego Voci; “My parents collected over 15 pieces (mostly original oils) from our time in Germany in early 1980’s.  I used to play with Alessandra (daughter of Helga and Diego Voci) same age at the time. We had many trips to Diego and Helga’s house and Diego painted me a horse for my birthday in 1978!”

Today 37 years later, this horse drawing owned by Alissa Snow Skildheim hangs in her office.

This is only ONE of many collectors of Antonio Diego Voci works of art out in the world and many we have yet to receive images of and provenance information (including Skildheim’s.. hint, hint can’t wait to see them all.)

And, just one example of Diego’s characteristic and his obsession with capturing the moment.  Where ever, whenever and with whom… Diego would portray their wish with just a few moments and a few brush strokes… and all this is an appetite for more…

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AC P of W #270 5/6/2015

#DIEGO Portrayal of a German #Supper

John and Cindy Silvers were stationed at #Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany from 1965 to 1968. In October of 1966 the Silvers’ acquired two DIEGO’s they presently still own: “Supper” and “Girl with Pitcher.” Joy Gibson-Naffouj in Landstuhl, #Germany represented DIEGO at that time. Shown here is “Supper” (60×80 cm):

SUPPER Nr 1182 60 x 80cm

Supper” (in German “#Abendessen”). The hot main meal of the day in Germany is usually eaten at lunchtime. In the early evening as the last meal of the day one dines on bread with cold cuts and cheese. Wine or hot tea often accompany this typical dinner or “Supper”. In Diego’s rendition of the old man having ‘supper’ one observes the flame indicating it is evening, using the knife to perhaps cut some cheese or meat as his next bite, and a bread roll or “Brötchen” lies next to the plate. The glass of wine and the bottle are part of this old man’s meal. A very typical ‘supper’ in Germany in the day.

John adds, “The frames were made to look old and I don’t know who did that, but we like them. We wouldn’t sell the “Supper,” that will go to our youngest daughter Marni, who did a pencil drawing of it, which was quite good, so she loves the picture.”

An unfortunate health issue put Cindy in the Landstuhl Hospital in Germany – not far from where John worked at Ramstein AFB. She had a stroke at the young age of 29. John explained that Cindy was left with whole right side paralyzed and she couldn’t speak, caused by aphasia. Her right leg came back about 85%; but above the waist, nothing. She was finally able to speak in speech therapy when she sneezed and the therapist quickly said, “What did you say, Cindy?She said, I love you John.” She is quite a fighter and never felt sorry for herself. Cindy raised their four children: John, Lori, Marni and Kevin to adulthood and was an antique dealer in an antique mall.” John retired from the Air Force as a Major in 1972 and then again in 1999 from the Insurance business. business. Cindy and John now reside in Colorado.

John added in a later e-mail to us here at the Diego Voci Project, “Actually, I just recalled that we purchased three paintings. The other was of a Arab man with very dark eyes. The man was just shown as a head and shoulder image. The size of the canvas would be the same and the frame also the same as the two pictured above. When we returned from Germany, a Doctor saw the painting and wanted to have it for his office, so we sold it to him. That’s all I can recall about the third painting.”

Tell us your story. When and where did you purchase your DIEGO? Did you meet Diego? What did he say in his words? What did he do? Tell us your stories!     Write us at:   diegovociproject@gmail.com

GOOGLE “Diego Voci” and Click on Images.

See Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

 https://twitter.com/DiegoVoci

AC P of W #262 3/25/2015

 

 

TALL STRONG DIEGO VOCI TREE GREW FROM 1974 #SEED

Although the #Diego_Voci_Project has enjoyed for 2 years the bountiful fruit of this strong tall tree, I would not learn until 2014 that it was me who planted the seed 40 years ago in the 1974 “Guide to TV”!  The “tree” is Stephen Max who gives credit to “Guide to TV” for leading him to Diego. What a wonderful surprise!

Stephen Max, Author and Publisher of

Stephen Max, Author and Publisher of “#THE BEAUTY OF DIEGO”

If I had not helped Helga Voci pro-bono in #1974 reach a larger audience for her artist husband Diego, all of the following may never have happened:

  1. Stephen Max in 1974 may not have become an addicted Diego collector, hoarding 27 Diego paintings to this day. Max became a victim of what I call “The Potato Chip Phenomenon”; like me and many others who just could not stop at possessing only one Diego artwork.
  2. In 1981 Stephen & Wendy Max may never have created Goldcrest Galleries, Ltd. becoming Diego’s representative for Canada until 1985 (when Diego succumbed to lung cancer).
  3. Stephen Max may never have authored and published the deluxe coffee table book “The Beauty of Diego” http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego
  4. Stephen Max may never have created the virtual video museum tour of a “20 Year Diego Retrospective  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5Jl-2FuXM
  5. Stephen Max may never have created the monthly “Diego Newsletter”.
  6. Stephen Max may never have become a Board Member of the recently IRS approved not-for-profit “Diego #Voci Art Foundation” to which money and art can be donated to further the Diego Voci Legacy.
  7. Stephen Max may never have created a “DVP” (Diego Voci Project) website: www.diegovociproject.com; and, now in addition to all the above we also have two new 1 minute Max videos. See them on YouTube by searching “Diego Voci” for these two titles:
    1. Around The World“: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeJMtZCFJI4&index=1&list=PLQ1OiZr7a94E3FL6hCAiUC1rNVu1uOle3
    2. “Diego Webpage Gallery”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuNQ2yP_XOM&list=PLQ1OiZr7a94E3FL6hCAiUC1rNVu1uOle3

Stephen Max in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has been and is invaluable to enriching the Diego Voci Legacy.

Neither Max nor I would learn until 2014 that the article I co-wrote 40 years earlier with my friend Andy Anderson, the publisher of “Guide to TV”, led Max to seek out Diego. How nice to have my 1974 pro-bono efforts for Diego validated, even if it took 40 years to know. The strange thing is a couple of years ago I recruited Stephen Max to work as a volunteer with the Diego Voci Project, with neither of us knowing at the time all of the above Also see: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page7.html#193

Google “Diego Voci” and see all that was not on the internet 4 ½ years ago before the #Diego Voci Project began.  And, while you are on Google with Diego_Voci be sure and click “Images”.  We don’t select the images Google does.  But those many dozens Diego artworks also were not on the internet 4 ½ years ago, a testimony to the work of the Diego Voci Project. Bing has also selected many Diego images.

You will find the Diego information we collectively produced published on Wikipedia, Pinterest, ArtifactCollectors, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+. Send us your Diego Experiences: diegovociproject@gmail.com

Thank you Stephen Max, Coop Cooprider