#LOST PAINTING “NATURE MORTE EN BLEU”!

natura morte en bleu #551-274 50x40cm smith 1975 baden baden

Diego Voci; “Nature Morte en Bleu” #551-274 50x40cm oil on canvas 

What we (the all volunteer Diego Voci Project) do know is that this painting was purchased in 1975 in Baden Baden, Germany by Mr. Smith.   Any information on this painting or the owner, please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com or www.diegovociproject.com 

Click to see other examples of Still Lifes by Diego Voci: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/still-life-diegovocitm/

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“OLD MAN PORTRAIT” 4SALE ON ETSY

Old Man Portrait on Etsy for social media

Diego Voci; “Old Man Portrait” Acrylic on Canvas, late 1960’s 

Antonio Diego Voci(1920-1985) Painting Listed Italian Artist “Old Man” portrait 26″ x 30″ framed 20″ x 24″ canvas

Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian, notes that this is the original frame from  Naffouj Gallery.  Naffouj Gallery represented Diego Voci, click to learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Germany_-_Naffouj_and_Dahms_galleries

“FRIENDS” On The Wall & “FRIENDS” On The Couch

October 1972 Coops 36th Birthday

This October 1972 occasion was Coop Cooprider’s 36th birthday (on left).  The friends on the couch are Ingrid and Walter Nermerich, owners of “Alt Landstuhl Restaurant” in Landstuhl, Germany home of the famous Chateaubriand.

Friends” on the wall is an amazing work of art by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).  The painting was purchased from the private collection of Jawdat and Joy Naffouj, art dealers also in Alt, Landstuhl.  “Friends” has been on Coop and Patti’s walls as they moved around the world ever since.

Coopriders now own about 8 dozen or so Diego art paintings; several are earmarked for selection into a Major Museum Diego Retrospective once a generous benefactor comes forward. 

Three great places to learn more about Diego:

  1. Google “Diego Voci” then click “Images
  2. Wikipedia: Antonio Diego Voci” 
  3. Diego Voci Project website 

NOTE: Coop Cooprider is the volunteer Diego Voci Historian.

#DIEGO PAINTING 40 YRS AGO DM 1,800

Italienische Landschaft #781-842 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci; “Italienische Landschaft” #781-842 oil on canvas 50x40cm

Herr Dirk Reischauer of Wiesbaden, exactly 40 years ago paid 1,800 in German currency for this canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee); (1920-1985). He was attracted to Diego’s expression of simplicity, composition, color contrast and depth of distance. But, where is Dirk and his painting today? Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com
Experience more color, depth and simplicity at www.diegovociproject.com

#LOST OPPORTUNITY! #DIEGO VOCI #TV GUIDE COVER PAINTING

This Diego Voci painting “Bambini con Frutta” that was on the cover of this TV Guide was up for auction on December 2015. It could and should have been acquired by our not-for-profit DVP for a future major museum exhibition for internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985 VOH-chee). See story below

1974 August Bambini TV Guide Cover

Diego Voci; Bambini con Frutta #44985 oil on canvas, 80x100cm; Sold Through Galerie Dahms

Read more about the story of this painting for sale and sold in Europe at an Auction House in December 2015:  https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/henrys-auktionshaus-sold-3-diegovoci-paintings/

 

DVP Shares ArtNet: Man Fell into Anish Kapoor’s “Bottomless Pit”!

Go visit the “Bottomless Pit” of information on Diego Voci Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

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

“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/