Image on Left: Diego Voci: “Donna Fiorentina” #5812-177 oil on canvas
Image Center: Diego Voci: “Nature Morte” #1071-739 oil on canvas
Image on Right: Diego Voci: “Still Life” #781-838 oil on canvas
Diane Lequar shares with the Diego Voci Project Team; “My husband remembers his parents telling stories about buying Diego’s works (between 1974 and 1983) and visiting a gallery in Wiesbaden, but nothing about them actually spending time with the artist. We did find a folder filled with sales receipts and brochures associated with Diego works they purchased — some for themselves and some for friends and family back in the U.S. There is a set of polaroid photos of 9 Diego works we had in our possession at some point. Attached are images of the backs of the 3 paintings you asked for. We included the sales receipts in the photographs when we had them.” Diane continues; “The person who has Avec Visage and the 2 images of old men must have purchased them when we moved to our new house and thinned the collection. I’ve attached original sales receipts for those 3 in case you need them or the current owner wants them. In other good news, we went down to the basement and found an additional Diego painting — Smiling Clown. Photos attached. Clowns scare my daughter, and I forgot we had this one. (Please note that the inscription on the back of this one was added by my father-in-law after the fact. He had quite the sense of humor.)”
We thank Diane for sharing the story of the Lequar Collection of works by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985).
Last known information was purchased in 1974 by Ralph Bruns in Frankfurt, Germany. Any information on the whereabouts of this painting or owner would be greatly appreciated. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“This is a unique face that never takes its eye off you, thinking what? The paint is unusually heavy, probably to disguise the painting formerly existing under this one; applied to wood, rather crudely, but, overall, I would place in the category of very special. Previously, it’s been noted as palette knife. I see no evidence of that, rather a prominent texture of an aggressive artist hand marking bold indentations with the opposite end of his amazing brush.” – Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Art Historian
The artist is internationally collected Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985)