At the Diego Voci Project, our research unveiling Diego Voci footsteps around the world led him unconfined in one space or in one town. Diego traveled around to take in life, click to read more; https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego
#Picasso and the South (from article http://artdaily.com/news/108192/Museo-Picasso-M-laga-opens-the-exhibition–Picasso-s-South–Andalusian-References-#.W7y7TvZFyUk)
Picasso’s influence and contribution to the history of #20th-century art is undeniable. The exhibition uses several premises to support the idea that Picasso never ceased to be interested in the origins and traditions of painting, in much the same way as his migrancy bound him emotionally to his homeland, never shedding his loyalty to his cultural ties: #Málaga, #Andalusia and #Spain were all part of his “southernness”, and not just in artistic terms.
DIEGO Voci, an #artist who also thrived in the “South“; #Andalusia region and connected deeply with the people. Helga Voci (widow of DIEGO Voci (VOH-chee) shares in writing from her #memories….“So we decided to go to Spain in October 1961. We took the car and went southward, stopped in several cities and after about 1 month we arrived in the Andalusia region in a very beautiful little fishing village called #Almunecar. This was an artist`s colony, all kind of artists from different countries.
We stayed until January 1962. We had a beautiful and very interesting time with long discussions, Diego also made paintings and drawings but he never kept anything, when the painting was finished he was not interested anymore and made presents to friends. He was very popular among the Spanish people also the higher class and he felt wonderful.”
Experience more with Diego; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Southern_Europe_and_London
“This clown painted by the internationally collected artist Antonio “Diego” Voci, (1920-1985) was stolen in Otterbach, Germany in the early 1980’s from what was then my office.”
“The Clown” (medium size painting) was for me the icon representing the depth of Diego the man. Study this painting. Feel the pathos. You’ll begin to know the magnetism to which certain addicted collectors such as me succumb.”
“As the authorized Diego Voci Historian (volunteer) for the Diego Voci Estate, (solely owned by his widow, Helga Voci), we are looking forward to the day a generous benefactor sponsors a Major #Museum Diego Voci Exhibition.”
“See a 20 Year Diego Voci Retrospective Video curated by Stephen Max of Canada”: https://youtu.be/cnZXQuUbjlU
G. A. Coop Cooprider
Diego Voci Historian since 1973
“A picture is worth a thousand words”.
Caricature art can be funny. Caricature art can be biting. Caricature art can be influential.
This exceptional caricature artist is generously rewarded by New Yorker Magazine for making President Trump look foolish; talented art that effectively reflects the magazine’s political bias. The extreme can become a turn-off too many.
Although Diego avoided politics, his caricatures were exceptional.
Diego used caricature art not only to get quick money, but moreover to study people’s faces that would eventually appear by brush and paint on canvas.*
*To view “The Beauty of Diego” book click here: www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego
Just received on Facebook Messenger from Helga images of old photographs from an art show that took place 1983 or 84 at La Bella Casa Restaurant in Kaiserslautern.
This is one of many art shows Diego had at restaurants. Diego loved gathering around people, food, and selling his works of art.
Top left: Diego taking a moment to admire Helga as she was in conversation.
Top right: Helga and Diego in conversation with a potential Diego collector and by the looks of it the potential collector was having a good time.
Bottom left: Christina Khan (who represented Diego during the 1980’s embraced a moment with Diego here in this photograph.
Bottom right: Diego deep into a conversation expressing his Italian emotions.
For more information on Helga Voci’s Biography: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego
Helga Voci, Diego’s lover, wife and confidant from 1960 until his death from lung cancer (chain smoker), wrote in her biography, her memory;
“Diego played cards with the Fishermen”
Here is an example of Diego’s memory of 3 Fisherman we found in an old faded Polaroid from 1974.
“Fisherman” # 151-195 60x80cm purchased by Mr. Thomas
To learn more about the life of Helga and Diego: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego
Check out other offerings for sale from the Diego Voci Estate on www.diegovociproject.com
Although everyone called him “Diego” in 1960 he signed Antonio Voci, as in the previous blog containing his registration in #Paris https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/paris-forced-diegovoci-to-register-to-save-helgas-health/ to stay by Helga’s side as she recovered in the Paris Hospital.
Notice the signature on the painting below “D.Voci”, part of the transition from “A. Voci”. Both would vary on Diego’s art until 1965 when he used “Diego” signature for the last 20 years of his life.
Here is a sample of the Moroccan paintings referred to in Helga’s biography https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/helga-in-a-paris-bistro/ in the previous blog.
This painting is believed to have been found in a warehouse.