Diego Voci; “Boys with Melon” #4802-068 oil on canvas 60x80cm
Captain Lambert originally purchased this painting in April of 1980 at Lahr, Canadian AFB in Germany. Then, it traveled . . .
NOW WE KNOW WHO OWNS THIS DIEGO !! “BOYS WITH MELON” FOUND AT LAST!
UPDATE: Diego VociAHAH! Kami Cooprider here! I came in this afternoon and saw this great post. It looked familiar. Voila! Carole Hackenbeck and her hubby Claude own it. Here is what she wrote to us late last year: “Hi, my husband is number 8 of a 10 children family. Number 7, his brother Michel was a major in the Canadian air-force and was stationed in Germany for a few years and he bought this painting! Unfortunately he died of a massive heart attack in September 1988 at the age of 39!! Our third son was born on September 30th 1988 which is the date of Diego Voci’s passing [Actual date of Death is August 10, 1985]!! His parents cherished this painting and when both were diseased the 9 siblings had a drawing to share the objects that everyone wanted and my husband won the painting which we love and reminds us of his closest brother!!!” and here is the Index card with Helga Voci handwritten info on Major Michel Lambert, Claude’s brother. Our Diego Voci Project Team will continue posting more of the the ‘lost’ paintings! Greetings from the DVP, Coop, Stephen Max and Lisa Camargo
#Diego ‘s love of food as an Italian, seems to capture people with their emotions and a relation to food. He loved to cook! He loved his wine. He loved his coffee! He loved LIFE!
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? email@example.com.
Part Six of Stephen and Wendy Max’s experiences with DiegoVoci™
“Diego’s gregarious personality, his love of company and conversation combined, was the magic of Diego’s art. His personality was in his art. I recall from a conversation while relaxing after a busy first day, our talk shifted from travelling experiences to some dialogue around our entertainment industry, in particular, television and what programs were currently offered for children.
I explained that one of the most popular shows of the day was a production of #Jim Henson’s Muppets. This led to a lengthy discussion around the show’s concept and the characters. Primarily slowed by my clumsy attempts at describing the show. It provided to be a daunting task, explaining something like “#The Muppets”, especially, “#Kermit the Frog” and his hosting duties with “#Miss Piggy”. Diego was intrigued making an entry in our guest book, immortalizing “#KERMIE” in our home, shown above!”