HAPPY 98TH BIRTHDAY DIEGO

Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee) https://youtu.be/_WUYmz0Jkc0, the youngest of 3 brothers was born Antonio Innocenzo Voci on 10 August 1920 in the mountainous region near Catanzaro, Italy, in the small village of Gasperina, Born to be an artist.

1920 August VOCI Antonio Innocenzo Birth Certificate Gasperina, Italy (2)

“Diego” was the nickname in the artist’s adult life. He shunned his middle name “Innocenzo”. His family called him “Toto” as a child he signed his works VOCI through 1965. Thereafter “Diego”.

Diego lived up to the title of his 3-page biography “This Artist Is A Lion” that appeared in the May 1974 TV Guide. “His course mane of black hair jutting out drastically behind him, DIEGO is the image of his zodiac symbol – the lion.” https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43393

Diego’s voices came thru his art and over the years became the “Artist of a Thousand Faces” and “Master of the Surreal”. To view the book, “Beauty of Diego” http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

Link to August Newsletter; Celebrate Diego’s Birthday. https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?u=cb3fa199216c4f48823999e03&id=3f77539409

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“THIS ARTIST IS A LION”

On this day, August 10, we celebrate the 98th birthday of internationally collected artist Antonio “Diego” Voci (1920-1985).

TV Guide Cover Published May 1974

I am Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian. I first met Diego in late 1966. Patti and I bought our first Diego oil painting on layaway, our first of many. We were and remain addicted https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page7.html#98597.  In 1973-74, I volunteered for a year to help Diego become better known. One of those efforts was the 3-page biography in the May 1974 issue of the AFNTV Guide by my ghost writer Victoria Williams.

$30,000 REWARD
“The Clown” pictured above was stolen about 1980 from what was then my office in Otterbach, Germany. There is a reward of $30,000 for its return. See “The Clown” in color in the video by Stephen Max: https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc

Link to August Newsletter; Celebrate Diego’s Birthday. https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?u=cb3fa199216c4f48823999e03&id=3f77539409

 

#CONFESSIONS OF DIEGO VOCI #HISTORIAN

 

Masques #34978 90x50cm

Diego Voci; “Masques” #34978 90x50cm 

Helga Voci, widow of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) claims I bought this painting “Masques”. It must be so. I’m not claiming the 5th Amendment, but, I swear I don’t recall and I don’t know where it is. Maybe some viewer can remember where they saw this painting last. Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com

Coop Cooprider
Diego Voci Historian (since 1974)
Google has selected some of Diego’s paintings to show in their image gallery. Click “Diego Voci” then click images (see example below). This guy was a great artist. Thanks, Google!

Google images July 17 2018

DIEGO VOCI: MASTER OF #SURREALISM

In 1976, James Andrus bought this oval surrealistic work of art by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci titled “LA NUIT”. Write us if you know where this painting is today.

La Nuit #561-494 oval 1976See a wonderful example of Diego Surrealism talent “The Green Horse” https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/another-surrealism-masterpiece-by-diegovoci/

 

“THE *DIEGO #POTATO #CHIP #PHENOMONEN”

Can you eat only one potato chip and stop?

Likely no. Many people similarly became addicted to a magnetic appeal of art by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). Many such collectors who had a dozen or more Diego’s have passed on, and the Diego art works have been scattered.

When Diego passed away back in 1985, Helga (Diego’s widow) had no idea that Diego’s life would create such a legacy to so many. Thanks to the internet, social media, and communication tools, Diego Voci collectors are being discovered every day.

Be a part of Diego Voci’s legacy, assist us (all volunteer) Diego Voci Project Team with locating Diego Voci’s works of art for the Diego Voci Estate Archive. They have been found as far a way as Brussels, Nicaragua, Philippines and Canada. Please email us at diegovociproject@gmail.com how you purchased your first painting, what prompted the second purchase, maybe the third.

Be a part of the Diego Voci Community.

 

C18-2 The Fishermans Miraculous Catch 1974 #24943 35 12 x 51

Diego Voci; “Miraculous Catch” 1974 35 1/2 x 51 Private Collection 

 

Surrealism Meets Cubism by Antonio Diego Voci “Nude in Yellow”

 

5. Nude in Yellow #758 48 x 36 ca. early 70's

Diego Voci; “Nude in Yellow” 48″x36″ oil  on canvas

 

$20,000 REWARD for this stolen masterwork by internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO VOCI (VOH-chee) 1920-1985!

 

In 1973 Dr. Ogden Brown, an addicted Diego Voci collector, obtained the phenomenal “NUDE IN YELLOW” 48″ x 36″ directly from Diego Voci.  About 1974, this marvelous painting strangely disappeared in a move of the Brown family from one home to another in Colorado. They saw “NUDE IN YELLOW” go into the moving truck. The painting was missing when the truck was unloaded and hasn’t been seen since.

HELP US SOLVE THIS MYSTERY. Be Rewarded. https://www.diegovociproject.com/
Here is a video to learn more about the $20,000 Reward and the painting!

TUNE IN #TODAY, GET IT ALL

30,000 NEGATIVES IN #RUSSIAN ATTIC;
#JEFF KOONS DOWNSIZING;
ART BASEL; GRAY MARKET
NEW #LOUVRE IN ABU DHABI;

Russian Attic; Koons; Basel; Abu Dhabi

Courtesy www.DiegoVociproject.com, Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985)

 

 

 

#SPRING IS ONLY 3 WEEKS AWAY!

 

Eating Child #471-680 Zellmer 60x80cm

Diego Voci; “Eating Child” 60x80cm #471-680

 

“Eating Child” by Diego Voci was purchased in 1977 by Mr. and Mrs. Donal Zellmer (Heidelberg).  Any whereabouts of the owner of this painting, please contact diegovociproject@gmail.com.

“Each movement had its great masters, but there are very few who could create art unconfined by a single style like Diego.” – Curator Diego Voci 

Diego Voci’s talent truly expanded into a broad range of genres, Fauvism, Surrealism and here Realism, what you see today.

To view an overview of the talent that Diego Voci created in each and every day, visit Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia Gallery

 

 

#DIEGO VOCI – MASTER OF #SURREALISM “EDEN”

 

Eden #361-471 Mr. Andrew Russo

Diego Voci; “Eden” #361-471 oil on canvas 60x80cm

How many facets to a diamond?

Often it was said “Diego” has too many styles.  Collectors of the works of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) own and treasure works in several “facets” ranging from realism, cubism, fauve, impressionism, and yes surrealism, and in which Diego excelled.

Diego was always experimenting.  https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

The Diego Voci Estate has just discovered lost images of about a dozen wonderful surrealistic examples of Diego’s exceptional talent which we will share with you over the next few weeks.  If you know an owner, contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

To see some of the Diego Voci surrealism posted onto Social Media in the past click here: Pinterest Surrealism

MADONNA AND CHILD PART #3 Black #GOD + Persian #MARY = Mulatto #JESUS?

This is #3 in our countdown to Christmas Day featuring “Madonna and Child” portrayals by Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985), one from 1966 and one from 1975.  Is the idea possible?

This DIEGO VOCI painting provoked 4 questions:
1. “Is God Black?”
2. “Was Mother Mary Persian?”
3. “Was Jesus Mulatto?”
4. “Does God have DNA?”

We’ll publish your comments. Email us at: diegovociproject@gmail.com.

C65-2 Madonna and Child 1969 31 38 x 23 12

Diego Voci; “Madonna and Child” 32″x24″ oil on canvas 1969

 

This prized Diego Voci is the first of several dozen oil paintings in the private collection of the Coop Cooprider family, purchased in 1966.

This painting is included in the museum 20 year retrospective https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

Is it?

Madonna and Child #951-339 oval Mrak

Diego Voci: “Madonna and Child” Oval #951-339 oil on canvas

 

To view a selection of Diego’s Madonna and Child renditions, here is a board honoring those works: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/mother-and-child-by-diegovocitm-madonna-child/

See this story and more of Diego’s masterpieces on one of our 3 links on Artifact Collectors (where Mary Trimmins got the DIEGO Aficionados talking back in 2008 . . .)

https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118.html#53287