#DIEGO VOCI – MASTER OF #SURREALISM

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

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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

MADONNA & CHILD PART #1 by Antonio #Diego Voci

#Internationally Collected Artist Antonio Diego Voci honored “Madonna” (The word is from Italian ma #donna, meaning “my lady“) all throughout his life as he created “My #Lady” in many of his works of art.

In the days of celebrating Christmas, we honor “Madonna and Child” as Diego honored Mother and Child in every day of his life, with his family, with every work of art he created his passion for life and joy, and giving to others with his gifts was what “Christmas is all about

Maternita 361-461 John Broderick 9 MAR 76 80x60cm $710 Karlsruhe (2)

Diego Voci; “Maternita” #361-461, 60x80cm oil on canvas, Private Collection of John Broderick, purchased in 1976 Karlsruhe, Germany.

This is the first of 6 Diego’s as we count each day to #Christmas Day.

To view a selection of Diego’s Madonna and Childs, here is a board honoring those works:

Where is “Playing Children” now?

Playing Children #1151-395 50x60cm

Diego Voci; “Playing Children” 50x60cm, oil on canvas 

This is an old faded polaroid of Diego Voci’s “Playing Children“.  Last information the Diego Voci Project Team has of the whereabouts is that Major Thomas Loken purchased this painting in 1976 at Ramstein AFB in Germany.  Where is this painting?

Diego Voci, an artist of a thousand faces!

Contact us at www.diegovociproject.com with any information on this painting.

What does “Composition XXI” mean?

Composition XXI 361-459 Keener

Diego Voci; Composition XXI, oil on canvas; 50x60cm

This is a faded old polaroid of this painting by Diego Voci titled “Composition XXI” purchased by Mr. Keener back in 1977.

Does Mr. Keener still own this painting? Based on the information provided by Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci (1920-1985), this painting was purchased at an auction back in 1977.

Diego had a way with creating stories within his abstract paintings.  What would happen if you untangle and unravel this work of art?

The all volunteer project team assists the Diego Voci Estate archiving all of Diego Voci’s works of art.  Any whereabouts on “Composition XXI” please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com

 

Where is “Scena di Maroco” now?

Scena di Marco 361-480 Kibildis 50x60cm

Diego Voci; “Scena di Maroco” oil on canvas; 50x60cm

Back in 1976, at Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg, Germany, Anna Kibildis purchased this Diego Voci painting titled “Scena di Maroco“.

Who owns this painting now?  Where is this painting?

Our all volunteer team is cataloging all of Antonio Diego Voci’s works of art with the official Diego Voci Estate Archive. Any information on the whereabouts or owners of this painting, please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

To the see the trail of work visit, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

 

Where is “La Rentree des Paysans” now?

La Rentree des Paysans #651-297 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci;  “La Rentree des Paysans” 80x100cm oil on canvas #651-297 

This is an image of a faded polaroid taken of this painting over 40 + plus years ago.

Diego Voci, an “Artist of a Thousand Faces”!  Any information about this painting or owner, please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

To learn more,   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci  

CALLING FAMILY SOULE

La Revolte #251-201 70x80cm

La Revolte by Diego Voci #251-201 70x80cm oil on canvas 

We would like to locate this Diego Voci painting.  All we know is the last name SOULE, as the original buyer on 24 April 1975.  “LA REVOLTE” is by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).  The price paid 42 years ago was $720 in Germany, in the home studio where Diego and wife Helga lived.   Diego was about people, a master at making them come alive.  Help us find this Diego work of art.

Learn more Diego’s painting trail in his travels in Helga’s biography:  https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego.  And see Google’s Diego Collection by searching Diego Voci Images.

HALO DEUTSCHLAND. CALLING HELGA STRAUSS.

Frau Strauss was the original owner of this wonderful impressionistic landscape by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).  Will the present owner please contact the Diego Voci Project http://www.diegovociproject.com

Die Wanderer am Wegrand 50 x 60cm #11802-113

Diego Voci “Die Wanderer am Wegrand”; 50x60cm, #11802-113

“Die Wanderer am Wegrand”; 50x60cm, #11802-113 purchased by Helga Strauss November 21, 1980 at La Gondola Restaurant in Ramstein, Germany.   Last known address for Helga Strauss is Theodor – Heuss – Allee 153, 6630 Saarlouis – Steinrausch.

Please note the yellow string was to hold the painting when this Polaroid image was taken.

To learn more about Diego and Restaurants, visit “Dining with Diego Series” :

Part I: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/dining-with-diego-in-germany/

Part II: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/dining-with-diego-part-2/

Part III: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/dining-with-diego-part-3-five-year-mystery-continues/

Part IV: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/dining-with-diegovoci-part-4-lagondola-restaurant/

 

BOYS WITH MELON …WHERE IS THIS PAINTING?

Boys with Melon #4802-068 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci; “Boys with Melon” #4802-068 oil on canvas 60x80cm

Captain Lambert purchased this painting in April of 1980 at Lahr, Canadian AFB in Germany.

We have no information on whether Captain Lambert still owns this painting or the whereabouts.

Diego, love of food as an Italian, seems to capture people with their emotions and a relation to food.

To understand the creative nature of Diego, click here Antonio Diego Voci Biography Wikipedia   authored by Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973.

Contact the Diego Voci Project Team for any information on the painting or Captain Lambert at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

Update:

Diego Voci AHAH! 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 

Boys with Melon #4802-068 back of index card