“Poor People” by Diego Voci

 “Poor People” by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985)

Painted on burlap 50 years ago Diego’s “Poor People” looks much the same as the poverty in some 3rd World countries and refugee camps today.

C26 Private Collection Naffouj Poor People on Burlap 39.5 in x 47.5 in.

POOR PEOPLE, 1967, 39 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches

This #painting was commissioned by Dr. Jawdat #Naffouj in 1967 for the Naffouj Private Collection and acquired in 1974 by Diego Voci™ Historian Coop #Cooprider, who started the DiegoVoci™Project. Google us!

Internationally collected artist Diego Voci™ can be found on #YouTube videos. The three best are 20 Year Virtual Gallery, the $20,000 Reward, and the $30,000 Reward: (https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/videos-on-youtube-about-diegovocitm-by-stephen-max/)

Also check out GOOGLE for “Diego Voci” IMAGES and read about the Master Diego at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

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#Basquiat #Art Leads in #Christie’s $318 Million Sale

Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat  “UNTITLED”

   “Record-Breaking Basquiat Painting Leads

 Christie’s $318 Million Contemporary Sale”

Courtesy of “artnet NEWS

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The “DIEGO VOCI PROJECT” here in San Diego, CA and Edmonton, Canada keeps you up to date with posts from various sources.

Check out Antonio #DiegoVoci™ Art at Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

Read more about #Diego at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Have you seen a Diego artwork you can share with us?  diegovociproject@gmail.com

GOOGLE Results Printscreen 20 FEB 2016

#Google Search: “Diego Voci” or “Antonio Diego Voci”

A #TASTE OF #PARIS IN EACH IMAGE FROM #DIEGO

#MAX AND #DiegoVoci™ PART THREE

Diego in Paris with Dans La Rue“Dans La Rue” top painting by DiegoVoci™

and a #YouTube video snapshot (image below) created by Stephen Max

Stephen and Wendy Max, collectors of #DiegoVoci™ works of #art and past exclusive agent for Diego’s works in #Canada.

“…In 1975..We continue to have fond memories of a motor trip, early in our tour, to #France.

One of the first great European City’s we visited was #Paris.  “Dans La Rue” is the Diego oil painting which helps to keep those memories of “The City of Love” alive and current.

Here, Diego created an immersive work capturing stunning detail which explodes with #color.  This oil on #canvas represents one of our more memorable trips, with its perfect depiction of a moment in the streets of #Paris.  Its simple #beauty, coupled with the complexity of form strikes you at every level (just like #Paris itself) with its eloquent yet subtle depictions of its people.

The combination of #people, #structure and the #energy of being “In The Streets” make it one of our favorite #paintings.”

Visit Part One

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/diegovoci-in-canada-part-one/

and

Part Two

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/diegovoci-in-canada-part-two/

AC DV History #214 2/24/2016

 

 

#VOCI #FAMILY IN #UK

#Mario & Dagmar Voci live in the U.K.  His uncle is internationally collected #artist DiegoVoci™ (1920-1985). Here are two original DiegoVoci™ artworks they treasure:

Dagmar Two Originals for Post 5 FEB 2017

Moonlight                                                            African Inspired Faces

Dagmar and Mario, and their son Marcus visit Aunt Helga Voci (Diego’s widow) in Germany at least once a year. Their bond to Helga, her daughter Alessandra, and her own two sons Tommy and Timo are strong.

Dagmar and Mario shared great memories with Uncle Diego Voci and his family over the years. You will notice a very young Dagmar holding the DiegoVoci™ artworks while Mario took the photos. Notice her current photo – her smile is still the same:

Mario Voci UK Collage 5 FEB 2016

Prints and Lithographs, Diego Collectors Mario & Dagmar Voci

Above also is the DiegoVoci™lithograph and print collection which Mario and Dagmar own, which you too can purchase: http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!acquire-graphics-shopping/c12yh

For more of DIEGO Memories, check out previous social media posts:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/memories-of-uncle-diego-by-mario-voci-u-k/          and

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/dining-with-diegovoci-part-4-lagondola-restaurant/

Send us your DiegoVoci™ memories and artworks: diegovociproject@gmail.com

HUNGER FOR MORE DiegoVoci ™ SPARKS A #SEARCH

On the last day of 2015 Kami of the DiegoVoci™ Project (DVP) staff saw a post on Jacqueline’s #Facebook page. A DiegoVoci™ oil painting titled “La Lecture” was purchased by Jacqueline directly from Diego in #Ramstein, Germany:

La Lecture 31x23.5 in  RE DO by Max 2 Jan 2016

“La Lecture” Oil on Canvas by Antonio Diego Voci, ca 1975, 31″x 23.5″ (541001)

Regarding meeting with the great artist Diego, owner #Jacqueline Ping recalls,

“It was in 1975…a lifetime ago. I bought that painting as an investment painting hoping that someday he would be well-known.  I paid $300.00 for it at the time.  I still have his brochure from then.  Didn’t get an autograph but I should have, huh?”

Jacqueline also remembers,

“Diego was a very quiet soft spoken man. Diego and I conversed. We talked about his Indian paintings and his trip to #New Mexico. I remember telling him he looked like the American Indian and he said, ‘Yes people say that.’ Diego also mentioned how he really liked our #Southwest. We spoke of the similarity to parts of #Spain and #Italy. I was struck by the #artworks he had on display and Diego himself more than anything else.”

But, Jacqueline wanted more!

“I also wanted another which was a lady with a big red hat. I wanted both but could only afford one. It was exquisite and although I love the one I have. I have never forgotten her.” Kami said, “That reminds me of a Diego I think I have seen. I’ll try to find it.”

Kami searched through hundreds of images in the #DiegoVoci™Archive until she found a woman in a red hat and sent the image to Jacqueline:

Chris Voci SIte Woman with Red Hat 18x30 TWEAKED 22JAN16 for PING POST from DIEGOVOCI.COM 13.11.2013

BINGO. “Yes, that’s her!”

For more “Beautiful Faces” like the women in “La Lecture” check out one of the 10 plus DiegoVoci™ Videos featuring the samples of Antonio Diego Voci’s masterpieces, Go to #YouTube and Enter “Diego Voci”. View “BEAUTIFUL FACES” video and more!

Questions or Comments? Contact the DVP at: diegovociproject@gmail.com

www.diegovociproject.com 

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THE GENERAL #PATTON CONNECTION TO DIEGO VOCI the #ARTIST

Cheveaux Arabs 230 513-69 For Post 3 DEC 2015

Cheveaux Arabs“1969 by Diego, Oil on Canvas 35″ x 22”

The #New Generation of DiegoVoci™ aficionados continues to build as the #DiegoVoci™ Archive received an image of painting by Diego from a half a century ago. What is the connection to General #Patton?

James, who lives in the U.K., is a proud #New Generation owner of “Cheveaux Arabs” (Arabian #Horses), a Diego painted in 1969. James Cockerill reveals its history:

“It was won at the German American Friendship Ball, chaired by George Smith Patton IV, [a Major General in the United States Army and] the son of famous World War II general, George S. Patton. My mother was working in Major General Patton’s office in the very early 70’s. 

At the ball it was the First Prize in a Raffle, which my mother won. It’s been owned by my family ever since. I remember it always hung in the lounge on the wall. We were living in Nuremberg (Nürnberg) which is where I was born.”

The back of the canvas reveals a mystery. Who blacked out the writing and why?  The top one appears to be the signature of “Jawdat” #Naffouj who had an exclusive contract with Diego at that time. It looks like the #painting went back to Diego for some reason – and either Diego or Jawdat was the obliterator. There are others like this. Do you own one?

Back for POST SMALLER 3 DEC 2015

 

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#Dining with @DiegoVoci Part 5 #LaGondola Restaurant

DiegoVoci™ was known for his palette covered in paint – and very often for his other #palette of savoring great Italian #cuisine.

“We all went to this restaurant “La Gondola” many years ago with Uncle Diego” recalls Mario Voci, his nephew who lives in England with his wife Dagmar. For years the two made an annual trip to Rome, where Mario’s sister Lina still lives today. Her son Francesco Caruso just had Lina’s 1st grandson: Niccolo.

Mario’s wife Dagmar recently came across the Order Ticket” also used as a Receipt (#Rechnung) seen below. The 1,000 Deutsche Mark faux Image is on the back of the ticket!  Diego created the owner, Cesare Gianni of “La Gondola” in caricature ( 1 #DM was 4 to $1 at the time):

La Gondola TRIER BACK of Receipt by DIEGO 30 NOV 2015 1kMark

DM 1,000 fake bill for “La Gondola” Back of ‘Order Ticket’/Receipt by Diego Voci, Late 1960’s.

“The laurel wreath on the subject is due to the fact that #Trier was once Roman and also the capital of the North-West Roman empire*.   I hope you find it interesting,” shares Mario who was very close to his Uncle Diego and still visits Helga Voci in #Taunusstein near #Wiesbaden every year.  Here are Helga and Diego in the late ’60s:

"La Gondola" Restaurant in Trier, Germany. Late 1960s.

“La Gondola” Restaurant Order Ticket/Receipt Front in Trier, Germany. Late 1960s.

On the drive thru Germany to visit Uncle Diego and Aunt Helga we always tried to stop in #Trier, for a palatable and delicious Italian meal. The ‘La Gondola’ restaurant was a favorite – not just for my wife and I  – but Uncle Diego and Helga would even meet us there.” Diego knew Cesare Gianni like he did many other Italian restaurant ‘owners’ (‘Inh.’ = Inhaber) he did Ciccio and Francesco Daneluzzi (and, Gigi Bellati of La Gondola in Ramstein, more to come…)

See Dining With Diego Parts 1, 2, and 3: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/dining-with-diego-in-germany/

Today, a local hospital “#Krankenhaus” covers the entire area where “La Gondola”stood. Like many of the day, . . . gone.

Where and when did you meet DiegoVoci™ at a #restaurant?

Tell us, The DiegoVoci™Project: diegovociproject@gmail.com

*Trier is noted for its Roman history, to include the #Porta Nigra (Black Gate) which still stands today, as well as the #aquaducts and “Imperial Baths”the #Romans built during their reign in #Trier on the #Mosel River. Google “Trier, Germany”

“Arrivederci” as it reads at the bottom of the ticket . . . 

#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.

harlequin au bonnet rouge 113884 - COPY for POST 28 JUL 2015

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