#MUSES “Die Musen von Pernasus” by #DIEGO_VOCI

“Die Musen von Pernasus” by Antonio DIEGO_VOCI (1920-1985), 31.5 x 15.75 inches

These colorful #muses are a testament to Diego’s comment about women:

“A man look at woman… this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god … who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman … that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like the skinny woman … that’s the way I build Venus.” DIEGO #VOCI, 1974

Antonio DIEGO_VOCI at work, 1970’s.

Using glass paint on canvas, Diego did a series of experimental glass paintings. See more of Coop’s #DIEGO_VOCI collection: Art Collection from Cooprider Family Collection | Artwork Archive

#DIEGO_VOCI in #AMERICA

During a 1974 interview with John Krueger, about Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) he quotes DIEGO saying “I love America and the Americans”, enthuses Diego with the typical expansive gesture with his Fellini face in Mastroianni manner.” THAT WAS OUR DIEGO!!!

Writing for the #Stars_and_Stripes John further stated, “Diego’s productivity is the envy of other painters, and if he stays up all night these days it is to create at his easel. Mornings are for sleeping. Afternoons for sales. The ground floor of the house is a combination Studio & Gallery. American cars with their green U.S. Forces plates pull up and fill up with Diego Originals. I saw a young haired blue-jeaned officer squeezing wife son and newly-acquired Diego painting into a low-slung sports car. Many of the Americans come from neighboring Patrick Henry Village. They have seen Diego’s exhibits in German galleries or in the States. He travels regular to the US “where the art action is”. Helga and he drove coast-to-coast last fall and foundeverything so colorful so panoramic.””

Wendy MAX at Columbus Centre in #Toronto, #Ontario, #Canada

Traveling to the Unites States of #America also combined trips to CANADA where Stephen and Wendy Max hosted DIEGO and Helga. Read more in our DVP July Newsletter:

NEWSLETTER (mailchi.mp)

Do you own a DIEGO artwork? COntact us: diegovociproject@gmail.com

#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

CELEBRATE 100th BIRTH OF DIEGO!

100th CELEBRATION OF DIEGO’S BIRTH!

From THE BEAUTY OF DIEGO https://www.blurb.com/b/5661062-the-beauty-of-diego

to

THE DIEGO CHRONICLES https://www.blurb.com/b/9310417-the-diego-chronicles

to

DIEGO, ARTIST OF A THOUSAND FACES https://www.blurb.com/b/10242206-diego

Stephen Max, our genius creator and publisher behind these extraordinary publications. Add value to your works by Diego by purchasing one of these books!

Happy 100th (August 10th) Birthday Innocenzo! Who?

1920 August VOCI Antonio Innocenzo Birth Certificate Gasperina, Italy

Why would someone change their middle name to “Diego”? Google “Diego” and you get results for San Diego, Diego Rivera, Go Go Diego, children’s character. Antonio Diego Voci changed his middle name to Diego. Google Antonio Diego Voci, click on images and be amazed to view artworks by “Diego” Voci.

“Diego” as he wanted the world to know him, rejected his birth middle name “Innocenzo“. Being the youngest of three boys by fifteen years, that sweet little newborn was the picture of innocence (Italian: innocenza). Diego wanted to be seen as anything but innocent. The family pet childhood name “Toto” was enough to bear. “Diego told me he never liked his middle name,” said Helga Drössler Voci, wife. “Innocenzo” is conspicuous by its official document absence in Diego’s life. Innocenzo was discovered only on his birth certificate (see below). After that it is “Antonio Voci” until 1976 when “Diego” is slipped into a government document.” – Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia https://www.diegovociproject.com/

WHERE IS THE MERMAID?

#DIEGO VOCI: MASTER OF #SURREALISM

Diego Voci; Le Sirene #14925 60x80cm ca. 1974

Le Sirene” (English translation means “The Mermaid”) painted in 1974 by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) was sold to Captain Brown of Ramstein, Germany. 

Could that be any relation to Dr. Odgen Brown who represented Diego in USA starting 1973 and gave his first big exhibition at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Exhibitions_in_the_US

WHERE IS THIS PAINTING NOW AND WHO OWNS IT? Contact us at DVP diegovociproject@gmail.com.

#CALL TO #ACTION IS TO CONNECT WITH US!

#Art #Diego #ArtHistory #Video #100Years #Celebration #Watch

Diego Voci; Artist of a Thousand Faces. Internationally collected artist ANTONIO DIEGO VOCI (VOH-chee)(1920-1985)

The Diego Voci Project Team, all-volunteer group, enhances the awareness, value of the great body of artwork and to archive his works with the Diego Voci Estate in Germany.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

#COLORBLIND PAINTBRUSHES SERIES THREE

“#BLACKLIVESMATTER” RISES TO NEW LEVEL OF IMPORTANCE: ROBERT JOHNSON FOUNDER OF #BET TV SAID SUNDAY THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER SHOULD BECOME AN OFFICIAL 3RD POLITICAL PARTY.

#ART #DIEGO #ARTHISTORY #100YEARS #CELEBRATION

In the art world, Black Lives always mattered in the life of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).  We’d like to share 3 photos of some of those works inspired by Diego’s travels in Africa a half of century ago. https://www.diegovociproject.com/

#BIRTHPLACE OF #DIEGO

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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)