#MASTER OF THE #SURREAL

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Diego Voci; “COMPOSITION A LA PLAGE” #261-4467 oil on canvas 60x50cm

Christine Khan, (owner of “Composition a La Plage“) shares words on her DIEGO Collection:

“Each piece either been given to me as a gift or a purchase. There is a story behind each one. Each piece is so different & unique. I live with them. They each have a certain place in my home. No reason to sell. DIEGO was intelligent, interesting, engaged in mind discussions, and had a sense of humor. Prior to my representing Diego for 10 years, I had a friendship with Helga & Diego. Diego wanted to paint what he liked.”

“COMPOSITION A LA PLAGE” is an example of a surrealist work of art:
How Surrealism is defined
https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/themes/surrealism/
Explore with the Tate, what is Surrealism in a simple fun way
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/surrealism

Visit more: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/

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RESULTS IN FOR “NAME THIS #DIEGO #ART WORK”!

Facebook Name that Diego September 19th 2018 follow up

Drum roll please! “Turn sideways and title it “LOVERS” (so wrote by Pat Spencer) and “La Femme au Miroir” (wrote by Butch Greene). French class at Community College starts next week.

Help us spread the word about Diego Voci, Artist of a Thousand Faces www.diegovociproject.com

 

FOUND THE ORIGINAL “LA RENTREE DES PAYSANS” AT DA SANDRO

La Rentree des Paysans and Ristorante da Sandro

Out of 4000 thousand paintings created by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985 VOH-chee), our mission is to locate one by one with the help of Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, who sent us, Diego Voci Project (www.diegovociproject.com), a shoebox filled with index cards of images & titles, a cataloging system for Diego’s works of art.

Read the history of Ristorante da Sandro and Diego Voci in Germany
https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/dining-with-diego-in-germany/

NAPOLETAN FISHERMEN AND MASANIELLO?

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Diego Voci; “The Two Napoletan Fisherman” 60x70cm oil on canvas Private Collection 

“The Two Napoletan Fishermen” by Diego, owned by a Diego Collector who has a total of 10 Diego works in their collection. Back in the mid 1970’s, this collector visited Diego at Diego’s home studio for wine and conversation.

Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee) (1920-1985, born in Italy) connected with people all throughout his travels, capturing in his mind the faces of people and

During our research on the title to this art work, we stumbled upon the heritage of Napoletan Fisherman. Here is a bit of history to Napoletan Fisherman;

“Masaniello (abbreviation of Tommaso Aniello; 1622 – 16 July 1647) was an Italian fisherman who became leader of the revolt against the rule of Habsburg Spain (refers to the history of Spain over the 16th and 17th centuries) in Naples in 1647. Masaniello was one of the most popular figures in Neapolitan tradition.”

To learn more about Diego Voci, Artist of a Thousand Faces, click here: www.diegovociproject.com

#CHALLENGE: #NAME THIS #DIEGO WORK OF #ART

Untitled Cubistic Painting

Diego Voci; untitled cubistic painting

Helga Voci, widow of internationally collected artist, Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) found this untitled photo in Germany and sent it to us, the Diego Voci Project in San Diego. We have nothing of the history for this excellent cubistic work so we thought we’d have some fun giving a title to it.

The first one given is:
“What Happened to My Second Breast?”

What is your title for this painting? email us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

 

GLASS PAINT = THE ART OF COOKING AT HIGH HEAT!

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Diego Voci; “Le Visage” 40x30cm #10802-109 Glass Paint

Glass paint is a very difficult medium that for several months challenged Diego. In 1973, when Diego was staying with collector Dr. Ogden Brown in Colorado, Diego was at his creative best. He cooked and painted with glass paint in front of Brown’s daughters Lynda and Marsha. Yes, Diego had to cook the glass paint. Here is one example called “Le Visage = The Face”, rich in color & full of expression, just like Diego himself, always challenging himself and pushing to paint outside the box.

A brief history of the Dr. Brown family:
https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page3.html#58674

Here also is the link to one of Diego’s best works rendered with glass paint: “Women and Blue Pottery”, It’s well worth a look. Go ahead and click: https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118.html#51910

Visit Pinterest Glass Paint works!  https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/glass-paint-diegovocitm/

#NEVERFORGET

The Diego Voci Project sends prayers and blessings to those affected by #9/11. In times like these we gather back to our roots and are brought back to our core.

The Little Church #741-086 40x30cm Halsaver 1974 Patch

Diego Voci; “The Little Church” #741-086 oil on canvas 40x30cm Private Collection

This “Little Church” is a reminder of our roots and Diego Voci always put family, friends and loved ones in the forefront of each of his living days. Diego’s love for life was insatiable and captured the essence of those days in all of our works.

Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA

Tower of Voices at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA

THE VOICES ARE BEING HEARD!

 

WHO OWNS THIS PAINTING NOW?

Jeune Fille en Blanc #641-030 80x60cm oil on canvas

Diego Voci; “Jeune Fille en Blanc” #641-030 oil on canvas 80x60cm 

“Jeune Fille en Blanc” was purchased back in 1974 by Diego Voci Historian, Coop Cooprider in Diego’s studio when Coop was helping Diego become better known. Diego opened up his studio to visitors and many experienced first hand the “magnetism” of Diego, so captivated by his art and his persona that most walked out with a painting or two in hand. Coop was no exception.

Throughout the years, Coop and his family have traveled and moved between Europe and United States, and along the way this painting has gone missing.

This unique cubistic/surrealist art work takes on the divide between two different styles. Where is the line between the two?

Any information on the whereabouts of this painting, contact us at diegovociproject.com or diegovociproject@gmail.com

 

It’s a #Thriller! #MichaelJackson-Inspired #Art—New Show at #London’s National Portrait Gallery!

The museum explores depictions of one of the most recognizable figures in the world.

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Kehinde Wiley, Equestrian Portrait of King Phillip II (2009). Photo: Olbricht Collection, Berlin. Photo by Jeurg Iseler. Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York © Kehinde Wiley.

Michael Jackson: On the Wall,” is on view at the National Portrait Gallery in London from June 27 to October 21, 2018, after which it will travel to Paris, Bonn, and Espoo in Finland.

Michael Jackson is one of the top grossing overall Celebrities of all time!

How would #DiegoVoci portray #MichaelJackson? Diego Voci, Artist of a Thousand Faces! www.diegovociproject.com

https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/michael-jackson-npg-london-1310123

#RINGING IN #MAJOR #SALES

#Sotheby’s $146 Million #Contemporary #Art #Auction Reaffirmed the Deep Pockets of #London’s Summer Season!

Work by Peter Doig, Henry Taylor, and Cecily Brown proved there is an abundant appetite for coveted art in #London, even during vacation season.

 

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Peter Doig’s Daytime Astronomy (Grasshopper) (1998-99), est. £6 million to £8 million, sold for £7,674,400. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

To Read more; https://news.artnet.com/market/sothebys-backs-june-in-london-with-strong-146-million-contemporary-art-sale-1309871 

Prices are heating up for Diego Voci; go to Acquire Originals on Diego Voci Project to view recently SOLD items! https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-originals