#DIEGO COLLECTOR FOUND IN #CALIFORNIA

3 years ago, we the DIEGO VOCI PROJECT posted an exquisite artwork by Antonio DIEGO Voci asking “Where is it Now?” We heard nothing. So, I (Kami Cooprider) happened to see the Index Card which #Helga_Voci created to track #DIEGO’s sales over the years, shown below the true color image here: “Arlequin sur la Plage” by #DIEGO

Arlequin sur la Plage” by DIEGO_VOCI (161-433, 20 x 24 in. Overall size 26.25 x 30.25 in.)

I decided to search for the owner’s name on the card. Low and behold there was a man of the same name right nearby in Chula Vista, CA – just miles down the road from San Diego. Making a photocopy, I snail-mailed the images to Gene A. and gave him our DVP phone number! 2 days later the call came in. Gene was as surprised by our mail as we were to hear back from him. YES, he still owned this exquisite oil painting “Arlequin sur la Plage” and it graces Gene’s walls still today! And,he owns 2 more #DIEGO artworks!

Better still is the story Gene shared about how, while visiting with DIEGO, he noticed there was a trace of a figure on the wall on the left next to the #Harlequin:

So, Gene asked DIEGO to paint over it some before taking it home. Yet, here we are 40 years later and the figure is starting to slowly reappear according to Gene. The next day Gene sent an image of the back of the canvas – here you see it. DIEGO often painted over canvases and always said, You don’t ask yourself what day do you have the idea… it grows from yourself.” – DIEGO Quote from Victoria Williams article 1974.

#Arlequin Sur La Plage by #DIEGO_VOCI (161-433 20 x 24 in. Overall size 26.25 x 30.25 in.)

We’ll be featuring another of Gene’s DIEGO artworks soon! Keep an eye out for more . . .

CHECK OUT #Harlequins, #Alequins, and #Harlekins by Antonio DIEGO Voci:

(89) Pinteresthttps://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/harlequins-diegovocitm/

#DIEGO #EXHIBITION 1981 #TORONTO, CANADA

Just over 40 years ago in Toronto Canada, Stephen and Wendy Max created an exhibit for Diego that was unprecedented on this continent. In the illustrious and exceptionally large Columbus Centre they presented Diego through their own Goldcrest Galleries LTD. Advertising in the Toronto Star the outreach was beyond what DIEGO had seen across the ocean. Stephen and Wendy new Diego well before they left Germany where Stephen was stationed with the Canadian Royal Air Force.

#DIEGO EXHIBITION #TORONTO, #CANADA 1981
#DIEGO EXHIBITION WENDY and STEPHEN MAX 1981

Little could we know that 30 years later Stephen and Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1974, would join forces to promote and enhance the legacy of Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). Stephen has since created our diegovociproject.com website, produced and published three books, over 40 videos, and promotes a free monthly newsletter. There is a great story about how Coop and Stephen connected in 1974 and didn’t know it. Read more here: https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page15.html#88728

WHEN DEMAND FOR DIEGO #ARTWORKS EXCEED SUPPLY

Someday in the distant future, the gravesite of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci 1920 to 1985 will be a tourist destination for art aficionados traveling to Neuhof In Germany to see Diego’s home/studio in his last years.

Helga Voci’s mother Gertrud Brandl who passed away in 2006 is buried next to Diego.

Here is “Neuhof” as it looked to Diego 40 years ago.  The Tempera drawing is still available for sale among the remnants of his works in possession of Helga. Title: Neuhof | copy-diego-apr2017 (diegovociproject.com)

Help us locate more DIEGO COLLECTORS diegovociproject@gmail.com

#CALLING ALL DIEGO #COLLECTORS

Deadline for submission for the coming book “Artist of a Thousand Faces” is this Saturday May 24, 2020 (we extended the deadline because of the overwhelming responses to DVP).

But, DVP still wants to catalog all Diego Voci works, so send yours in anyway. diegovociproject@gmail.com

(f yours is super, super, maybe it could pre-empt a lesser work in the book, if you hurry)

CALLING ALL #DIEGO COLLECTORS

Deadline for submission for the coming book “Artist of a Thousand Faces” is this Saturday May 24, 2020 (we extended the deadline because of the overwhelming responses to DVP).

But, DVP still wants to catalog all Diego Voci works, so send yours in anyway. diegovociproject@gmail.com

(f yours is super, super, maybe it could pre-empt a lesser work in the book, if you hurry)

DIEGO VOCI #MASTERPIECE FOUND IN #LITHUANIA

Since late 2009, the Diego Voci Project has been in a worldwide search for the best of Diego Voci oil paintings. We just found this “VOCI” masterpiece in Lithuania for $3,500 complete door to door.

 

Horses in Pasture Ebay

Diego Voci; Pferde auf Weide; 61x108cm oil on canvas, signed “Voci” 

This is only the 4th “VOCI” discovered so far from the era of Diego’s connection to the Schlossgalerie (who served a wealthy horse owner clientele) in Zurich advertised as “Antonio Voci”, 1962-1965. It is the first that DVP could acquire for the day a generous benefactor is willing to finance a major Diego Museum Exhibition.

In his early career internationally collected artist Antonio Innocenzo Voci (1920-1985) signed his works some form of VOCI (VOH-chee).  He was known his nickname by “Diego”. About 1966 he began using the “Diego” signature through 1985.

Here are the 3 other examples of “VOCI” paintings:

Collector Heidi Hurlimann: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/early-diego-voci-discovery-unveiled/

Collector Sid Lall; https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/diego-or-degas-horses-racing/

Unknown Collector; Kodner Gallery; https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page6.html#44858

 

 

 

#Guaranteed #Sales Fuel the #Art Market

#Christie’s and #Sotheby’s increasingly are lining up third-party guarantors, sophisticated financial players, to minimize their own risk at #auction.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-20/guaranteed-sales-fuel-the-art-market

Check out remnants of the Diego Voci #Estate owned by Helga Voci, Diego’s widow.:

DVP.com Acquire Graphics Printscreen 31 DEC 2017

Purchase Prices are in EUROs

https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-graphics-shopping

DVP.com Acquire Originals Printscreen 31 DEC 2017

https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-originals

 

#GOOGLE “Diego Voci”, click on “IMAGES”. . .

Enter “Diego Voci” into #Google, Bing, Yahoo, or any search engine…

CLICK on “IMAGES” in top left of Toolbar. See something like this:

Peruse #Diego’s #Artworks Available to you now:  www.diegovociproject.com

DVP Graphics to Acquire 18 AUG 2016

 

#CUBISM SERIES BY DIEGO VOCI

When artists #GeorgeBraque, #Picasso, and #JuanGris created #cubistic #paintings it was often difficult even to the trained eye to identify which artist did the work. When Antonio #DIEGO Voci ventured into his cubistic mode he strived to be distinctively DIEGO.

Here are examples:

C5 Le Concert de Harliquin 1972 #660  23 34 x 32

Le Concert de Harlequins” 1970, 32″ x 23 ¾” , oil on canvas, signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

Spanish Table 27 25 x 19 34 Drawing Final

Spanish Table“, 27 2/5″ x 19 ¾”, mixed on paper, Signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

1st Email of Black and White Cubism Improved Image without Glass from CATSUP Heinz Bertram 26 May 2014

Ink on Paper“, 1985, Signed “DIEGO

Ink on Paper” is an important example historically because it was one of the very last works before DIEGO transitioned 3 days later. DIEGO drew this especially for what became his last exhibition, an open house at his residence the first week of December 1985. DIEGO remained upstairs in bed, too ill to personally attend.

Cubism - Christiane Hauk Genre Version

Cubism“, Signed “DIEGO” top Left hand corner, Private Collection (DIEGO was very generous giving away his art to people he was close to, for example this gift of a cubistic painting to Helga Voci’s sister.)

C71 NUDE cubism 1971 31 .5  x 23.75

Nude Cubism“, 1971, 31 ¾” x 23 ½”, oil on canvas, Signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube.  Check out http://www.diegovociproject.com

AC DV History #57 10/15/2011