LET’S GO TO THE FRENCH RIVERA

En Regardant La Mer polaroid image

Diego Voci; 80 x 60cm, oil on canvas (polaroid image of original painting)

Antonio Diego Voci, master figurative painter (1920-1985) once claimed he only paints from memory.  Too bad he’s not here to share more about this provocative memory he captured here, titled:

“En Regardant La Mer” (Looking at the Sea)

Joseph Marasco, where are you now?  And do you still have this painting? Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

Joseph Marasco paid Diego in his Wiesbaden studio $890 to take this marvelous (80 x 60cm) painting home on 28 September 1980.  Joseph address then (in 1980) was:

61 Westfalen Apt.5 62 Weisbaden – Aukamm

“MANN MIT ROTER MÜTZE”

Mann mit roter Mutze polaroid image

Diego Voci; 60 x 50 cm oil on canvas (polaroid image of painting)

The internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) is known as “The Artist of a Thousand Faces”.  Diego claimed he painted them all from memory.   The exception was his time doing caricatures, when he would complete 20 in two to three hours.  Helga, Diego’s widow, remembers “People would stand in line waiting their turn.  They loved him.  When we met in Paris and we needed money Diego would go away with a pad of 20 sheets of paper, and come back with money.”

We know this masterful painting was purchased in Diego’s studio for $450 on 4th April 1981.  Please tell us if you have any clue of the owner of this painting or any information on this painting?

Discover Diego Voci Two Masterworks offer $20K & $30K reward for recovery.  Here are the links to the videos.  Any information contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

#DIEGO VOCI HAD A #DREAM

Le Cirque 70 x 80cm Du Boise

The Diego Voci Project shares Diego’s portrayal of this dream he had as a member of the circus (in this faded Polaroid image of Le Cirque) .  How many figures can you count?  Did you see the large banana shaped smiling face in the left hand corner?  Which figure do you think is Diego?

Diego Voci Project has a Buy or Borrow program to acquire the best works for a future Major Museum Exhibition.  Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

#DIEGO TAKES YOU TO THE #FRENCH COAST

Jeunes Filles a la Fenetre Eugene Pizzo Jr Front Index card

This masterly rendered canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) is titled Jeunes Filles a la Fenêtre (Young Girl at the Window).  It was purchased by Eugene Pizzo Jr. in Spangdahlem on August 7, 1980 for $940.  This is one of a few thousand Diego works (including drawings) still scattered around the world.

As a viewer you are hereby anointed as a scout.  Go hunting.  They could be anywhere in any country on a wall, under the bed, in a garage, in a yard sale, in a gallery, on eBay.  They are out there somewhere.  Help make Diego Voci history complete. diegovociproject@gmail.com

37 YEARS AGO A DIEGO VOCI #SOLD $950

Die Bauerinnen 50 x 70cm Frances Ann Jacobini

On August 8, 1980, Frances Ann Jacobini purchased this attractive Diego Voci (VOH-chee) painting direct from the home / studio of Helga and Diego.  This image is from a 37 year old Polaroid Helga found.  The card indicates Francis paid $950.  It is title “Die Baüerinnen”.  Coop Cooprider, the Diego Voci Historian since 1973 said “If these are farm girls, they come from classier farms than any I have seen.  It looks like are dressed for a Vogue photoshoot.”

The Diego Voci Project would much appreciate an update on the whereabouts of this Diego work and its owner.  Frances Ann Jacobini.  Anyone? diegovociproject@gmail.com.

DID #DIEGO COPY #CEZANNE?

Stillife with Flowers and Cezanne still life

Top: Diego (old faded Polaroid image) ; Bottom: Cezanne

Diego never copied said the widow, Helga of her internationally collected artist husband Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).  Others who knew Diego confirmed he did everything from either memory or pure creativity.  The experienced eye can spot Cezanne’s influence but, the work remains distinctly Diego.  (Check out the #pears).

Helga found this faded (the rich color is gone) Polaroid indicating Joseph Di Giacinto paid only $380 in Stuttgart, #Germany in 1975.   “Hey Joseph!” Contact us at diegovociproject.com.

Salvador #Dali to be #exhumed amid #paternity suit!

dali image of his face

Dali thombstone

A #child touches #Salvador Dali’s #tombstone inside the Teatre-Museu Dali (Theatre-Museum Dali) in #Figueras on July 18, 2017 ahead of the exhumation of the artist’s remains. The remains of the world-famous #surrealist, who is buried in his #museum in Figueras, in northeastern #Spain, were ordered exhumed after a woman who claims to be his #daughter filed a paternity claim. 

For more information: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/health/salvador-dali-exhumed-bn/index.html

If you have this Diego Painting, contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com!

In September of 1980 at Galerie Dahms on the prestigious Wilhelmstrasse of #Wiesbaden, #Germany, someone unknown person paid 3,100 Deutsche Marks for this fairly large painting by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).

La Vendeuse de Cocombres 4802-056 front index card

La Vendeuse de Cocombres #4802-056 oil on canvas (English translation “saleswomen of melons”)

Helga Voci recalls, “The buyer may have been a German Doctor.”  No name is on the index card.  Siegfred Dahms owner of Galerie Dahms said this about Diego;

“DIEGO is one of the few artistic personalities whose paintings really appeal to people.  They understand, they get excited about and they really enjoy living with DIEGO’s art.   The beauty of his paintings and the desire of possession are often so immerse that people gradually acquire more and more of his work.  DIEGO buyers soon become DIEGO collectors.”

Learn more about Diego.  Take a virtual museum tour. https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM