“La #fille du #port” by #DIEGO

La fille du port” owned by Tom Frinta  and his wife Ena is best described in Tom’s own words,                                                                                                                                                    “La fille du port” is actually my favorite picture. I look at it several times a day. There is a very precious meaning. Her expression shows that poverty does not reduce the human values. Her face is still so beautiful and sovereign although she cannot afford a new dress.”

La fille du port Image from Tom w Frame Cropped 70x80cm 641-037

La fille du port” (Girl from the Harbor), Oil on Canvas, 70×80 cm, #641-037)

After connecting with Tom in March of 2015, the DVP found that not only did Tom share an exciting and clandestine adventure with “Diego” himself, this exquisite oil painting by Diego has a story of it’s own. To read about their “energizing” #adventure click on link at bottom of the WP post.

Circa 1973 Helga #Voci began keeping index cards of Diego oil #paintings, cards not found again until this year. Of recent DVP discovered 2 cards for the same painting. Coop has been the Diego Voci #Historian since #1973 and he and wife Patti continue to collect Diego #artwork and proudly display them with no intent to let go of any Diego artwork!

In 1974 Coop purchased“La fille du port” in Diego’s studioDiego later, on Christine Khan’s behalf, asked Coop & Patti for some of their Diego collection to keep Christine in business.  Since Coop let Patti choose a few, he had no idea which paintings were selected. Fortunately and unfortunately it ended up including the “La fille du port”.La fille du port 3 Images in 1 for post 3 DEC 2017

Once we made the connection of 2 Index cards selling the same painting the mystery was solved. Sold to Coop in 1974, it was resold to Tom in 1980, who proudly refers to Diego as his “close friend Antonio”.  “La fille du port” is in good hands with Tom and Ena.

Coop says “Tom has great taste”and that had he known Patti selecting this one          he’d have stopped her!

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/an-energizing-discovery/

Read more about internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-19-85) on Coop’s Wikipedia Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

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#DIEGO VOCI “FACES SERIES” PART TWO

The Artist of a Thousand Faces”  Antonio Diego #Voci (1920-1985) internationally collected artist is mostly referred to as “Diego”. Part Two, much like Part One, reflects the exquisite mastery of Diego’s versatility. Unknown to many Diego #aficionados he created what appear to be ‘portraits’ of real people who posed – Diego actually did most from memory. Diego’s figurative #art includes the clear precision of the detailed features in faces shown in Part One of the “FACES SERIES” (click on link at bottom of post).

Diego mastered #figurative, #abstract, #cubism, and fantasy faces such as clowns. Having traveled to the #Southwest of US in 70’s and early 80’s Diego was fascinated by #Native Americans, one shown here:   https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/?s=FACES&submit=Search

Group 2 Oct 21 2017

Having traveled throughout Europe and Morocco, Diego was also inspired by the indigenous people – again creating all from memory. Children were also depicted in various styles by Diego. Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, kept #Polaroids. The faded and definitely not as vivid as what you may have on your walls (or wish to have on your walls?)  Diego loved life and lived to paint. In his words,

“I must to paint. To me is important the white canvas.                                                     On the canvas I begin again. This is my life.”

Many more faces to come – and not only here – we have many more social media outlets like YouTube, #Pinterest, Facebook, and more! Search GOOGLE “Diego Voci Project”, you’ll find Diego’s bio on Wikipedia, too. Written by Coop #Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian, since 1973, you’ll be amazed at Diego and his art!  The DVP has archived more than 1,000 of his works. A couple more 1,000 to go! Send us your Diego art – or let someone you know that owns a “Diego” to contact us on our

Diego Voci Project at our website: www.diegovociproject.com

OR  via email at: diegovociproject@gmail.com

Here is just one of more than 15 videos on #YouTube created by Stephen #Max, who owns almost 30 Diego artworks and several others have more than a dozen). Enjoy:

Take a Virtual Museum Tour to see more genres, styles, and subject:

 

 

#DIEGO VOCI “FACES SERIES” PART ONE

Welcome to Part 1of 5 in the “FACES SERIES” by internationally collected #artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) also known as “The Artist of a Thousand Faces”. Diego was fascinated by the beauty and mystery of faces like the etched lines of life’s hardships in an old man’s face. Although we are only featuring Diego faces in this series, he was by no means limited to this category. Diego also loved figures such as the grace and power of a horse, the female body nude or in ballet, landscapes, still life, and many more genres which can be viewed in “The Beauty of Diego” book (Link below).

Group 1 Oct 21 2017

Depicted above are 6 of the “Faces” #masterpieces by Diego. Compiled thanks to Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, who began taking polaroids in the mid 70’s and indexed them to create an inventory of sorts. Some #polaroids are severely faded and definitely not as vibrant as Diego’s originals would have been.

There are several hundred index cards with images of Diego’s art that Helga found in the basement a few months ago dated as sold in 1975-77. The box unfortunately represents only a mere number of the Diego #artworks. Nonetheless it supports the fact that there are a couple thousand more in the world to be found. Indexing the artworks was suggested by Diego Voci Historian, Coop #Cooprider early on, but unfortunately it does not include hundreds of paintings Diego created prior to the mid 70’s.

Help us find the owners of these masterpiece faces!

                                               diegovociproject@gmail.com

See DIEGO’s versatility on the Diego Voci Project’s PINTEREST page:

Peruse the 1st Deluxe Coffee Table Book “The Beauty of Diego

http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

                 DIEGO’s STRENGTH WAS HIS VERSATILITY!

Helga Voci shares from her Photo Album…

Just received on Facebook Messenger from Helga images of old photographs from an art show that took place 1983 or 84 at La Bella Casa Restaurant in Kaiserslautern.

This is one of many art shows Diego had at restaurants.  Diego loved gathering around people, food, and selling his works of art.

Diego Art Show at La Bella Case Restaurant Kaiserslautern 1983 or 1984

Top left: Diego taking a moment to admire Helga as she was in conversation.

Top right: Helga and Diego in conversation with a potential Diego collector and by the looks of it the potential collector was having a good time.

Bottom left: Christina Khan (who represented Diego during the 1980’s embraced a moment with Diego here in this photograph.

Bottom right: Diego deep into a conversation expressing his Italian emotions.

For more information on Helga Voci’s Biography: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego 

 

ALMOST ENDED UP IN THE #TRASH!!!

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Diego Voci; “Lady with Fur” 

The exquisite #painting title “Lady with Fur” was originally owned by a Colonel (who has since passed away). This painting was seen in a run-down home. A neighbor to the run-down home, Cheryl Gossman, went over as people were throwing the contents of the home in the trash. Cheryl saw this painting “Lady with Fur” across the room and inquired about having the painting. The individuals clearing out the house said “sure”. This painting is one of about 4000 oil paintings internationally collected #artist #Diego Voci completed during his lifetime (1920-1985).

Now this painting is seen, viewed and admired each day. You too, may find a #Diego anywhere to own and enjoy. This is a truth amongst the collectors we have identified to date over 1000 Diego paintings and drawings we have cataloged in the Diego Voci Estate Archive.

Help us find the hidden gem works of art by Diego Voci. Email us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

We thank Cheryl for reaching out to us and for saving and sharing “Lady with Fur”.

CALLING ATTENTION to CLETA CALAG YANCY

The Diego Voci Project Team would like to know the whereabouts of this painting or anyone that knows of Cleta Calag Yancy.

Madchen mit Fruchten #5802-072 Cleta Yancy

Mädchen mit Früchten #5802-072, oil on canvas, 70 x 80 cm

This painting titled “Mädchen mit Früchten” sold to Cleta Yancy in August 8, 1980 in Nordenstadt, Germany right from Diego’s studio.

Contact The Diego Voci Project Team at diegovociproject@gmail.com with any information!

If you have this Diego Painting, contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com!

In September of 1980 at Galerie Dahms on the prestigious Wilhelmstrasse of #Wiesbaden, #Germany, someone unknown person paid 3,100 Deutsche Marks for this fairly large painting by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).

La Vendeuse de Cocombres 4802-056 front index card

La Vendeuse de Cocombres #4802-056 oil on canvas (English translation “saleswomen of melons”)

Helga Voci recalls, “The buyer may have been a German Doctor.”  No name is on the index card.  Siegfred Dahms owner of Galerie Dahms said this about Diego;

“DIEGO is one of the few artistic personalities whose paintings really appeal to people.  They understand, they get excited about and they really enjoy living with DIEGO’s art.   The beauty of his paintings and the desire of possession are often so immerse that people gradually acquire more and more of his work.  DIEGO buyers soon become DIEGO collectors.”

Learn more about Diego.  Take a virtual museum tour. https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

“Poor People” by Diego Voci

 “Poor People” by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985)

Painted on burlap 50 years ago Diego’s “Poor People” looks much the same as the poverty in some 3rd World countries and refugee camps today.

C26 Private Collection Naffouj Poor People on Burlap 39.5 in x 47.5 in.

POOR PEOPLE, 1967, 39 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches

This #painting was commissioned by Dr. Jawdat #Naffouj in 1967 for the Naffouj Private Collection and acquired in 1974 by Diego Voci™ Historian Coop #Cooprider, who started the DiegoVoci™Project. Google us!

Internationally collected artist Diego Voci™ can be found on #YouTube videos. The three best are 20 Year Virtual Gallery, the $20,000 Reward, and the $30,000 Reward: (https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/videos-on-youtube-about-diegovocitm-by-stephen-max/)

Also check out GOOGLE for “Diego Voci” IMAGES and read about the Master Diego at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

#Diego’s #African Fascination … (One Available Below)

Diego Voci African Genre and Ebay listing of African Litho

Here is just a sliver of Diego Voci collectors who own Diego’s African works of art.  An opportunity to buy one for yourself Diego Voci (1920-85) Original Lithographie Composition Africane Mit 60 x 80 cm (direct link to ebay).

Google Diego Voci, click images see Googles’ selection of Diego’s works of art.

Googles selection of Diego Voci images

#MOVIE ON #CEZANNE, NOT A NICE MAN

Currently on the #art movie circuit is a negative view seldom noted of #Cezanne’s contankerous personality:   http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2205988377?playlistId=tt5078354&ref_=tt_ov_vi

#Antonio #Diego #Voci (1920-85) never copied, but in his canvases especially in the still life genre, an educated art connoisseur can see Cezanne’s influence in Diego’s work.

Nature Morte 161-427 May 6 1978

Diego Voci: Nature Morte #161-427 60 x 80 cm

The frame was made by Helga Voci who lived with Diego for the last 25 years of his life.

WHERE IS THIS PIECE NOW? “Nature Morte” purchased June 1972 by a Mr. Leguar.

See more of Diego’s works selected in the Google gallery under Diego Voci , then click images.

NOTE: 700 Cezanne paintings adore the museum walls worldwide.