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.

NOT ACCURATE! CHECK YOUR “FACTS” ABOUT DIEGO VOCI!

eBay ad falsely stated by a seller in Swanton, Vermont stated:

“THIS DRAWING IS FROM THE LATE 50’S EARLY 60’S”

DIEGO VOCI SIGNED DRAWING (AUTHENTIC) EBAY image for post March 22 2017

NON ACCURATE.

FACT: Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) did not sign his works “Diego” until the last half of the 1960’s when Canadian art dealer Joy Gibson – Naffouj began representing the artist.  It was through the encouragement of Joy and her husband Dr. Jawdat Naffouj that the Diego signature took hold.  Before that all the art works were signed some form of VOCI.  (See 1965 ad in Zurich newspaper https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/attention-look-for-voci-not-diego/

During the time Naffouj was selling works signed “Diego” Galerie Dahms in Wiesbaden continued to sell works to the upscale German market signed some form of “Voci”.

NOTE: We can find no evidence that the Diego Voci Project Team was the source of this misinformation.

Coops Signature Box w TM Marks 29 NOV 2015

PAUL GAUGUIN: WHICH PAINTING?

Gauguin and Diego landscapes

If you thought it was the bottom one you would not be alone.  The top painting that sold on February 28, 2017 for $25 million dollars at Christie’s in London is not the typical bold style Gauguin is known for (Google “Gauguin images“).

The lower painting is by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) from the private collection of Patti and Coop Cooprider.  Google has selected a few dozen of Diego Voci art works for display in their gallery of Diego Voci Images.  Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images”. 

Also take a museum tour on YouTube https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

We are the Diego Voci Project, an all volunteer group assisting the Diego Voci Estate spreading the awareness of the great internationally collected artist Diego Voci and cataloging all of Diego Voci’s works of art in the Estate’s Archive.

Morocco… Spain… and Glass Paint

The presence and recognition of Diego Voci (1920-85) is expanding each day in the world of art.

Here is a recent discovery of a Diego Voci collector Ann Birkhimer whose daughter Karen shares with us their family’s Diego collection.

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The beginning…..”During 1972-74 at one of the officers clubs (not sure but may have been Rhein Main) near Wiesbaden, Germany the paintings were purchased.  My father was stationed there on three separate occasions, the last being 1972-1976.” 

“My mother (Ann) bought them because she just loved them all.  One of them is in the cubist style and quite large (my brother has that one) and it was quite unusual that she (Ann) would purchase something so “modern” as she has always tended to be rather traditional in her tastes. The painting is called “Masks”.  But, for some reason the painting “spoke” to her and she bought it along with the three other more traditional paintings. Those three all look sort of Spanish or Moroccan.”

The “Masques en blue et rouge” is done in “glass paint” which is unique method of material to use for painting.  Here are some other examples of “glass paint” paintings by Diego https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/glass-paint-diegovocitm/

The inspiration for the Spanish “Une Village en Espagna” and Moroccan paintings came from Diego’s love of the people and warmer climates.  Here is an historical excerpt from Helga’s (widow of Diego Voci) biography of her and Diego:

“The weather was very bad in London and Diego wanted to go south to the sun. So we decided to go to Spain in October 1961. We took the car and went southward, stopped in several cities and after about 1 month we arrived in the Andalusia region in a very beautiful little fishing village called Almunecar. This was an artist`s colony, all kind of artists from different countries. 

We stayed until January 1962. We had a beautiful and very interesting time with long discussions, Diego also made paintings and drawings but he never kept anything, when the painting was finished he was not interested anymore and made presents to friends. He was very popular among the Spanish people also the higher class and he felt wonderful.

In February 1962 we left Spain and went to Morocco, first to Casablanca and Tangier and then he was supposed to go to Marrakech to do some work in an American Officers’ Club. I had to go to Germany for personal reasons, so I flew to Munich while Diego stayed in Marrakech.”

Visit www.diegovociproject.com to view and learn more about Diego Voci.

 

ONE #DIEGOVOCI PAINTING HOLDS SO MANY MEMORIES

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Tony and Stacie Westbrook share their #heartfelt #story of their Diego Voci painting title “Petit Village de Montague” and how this #painting holds many years of memories for them.

In Tony’s words:

My wife and I purchased this piece while living in Germany and serving with the US military around 1982.  We seem to recall that we purchased it at an art show probably held at the Officers Club in either Stuttgart or Heidelberg.  We were living in Heilbronn at the time.  Over the years we have collected many pieces of art – originals and limited prints – yet this piece (Petit Village de Montague) remains our absolute favorite.  It is a constant reminder of our time in Europe and what we took on as a very young married couple.  I am happy to say that after 37 years we are still very happily married and that this piece always gets the most prominent spot in the house.  It has been all over the United States and has been enjoyed by countless numbers of our friends.  Its simplicity, warmth, and mixture of color/contrast make it a wonderful piece to gaze at and enjoy for a lifetime.  This painting is one of my most prized processions and I will never part with it.

“Petit Village de Montague” as painted by Diego, represented all that we loved about out time in Europe while allowing our imagination to constantly explore who lived in village, where the village was, what the families experienced, endured, and enjoyed about their town.  The painting just brought forth positive feelings and thoughts which is what drew us to it.

This is one example of stories we receive from collectors of Diego Voci’s work of art.  The Diego Voci Estate dreams of one day to find a generous benefactor to sponsor a major museum exhibition… in the meantime take a tour of Diego’s virtual museum: https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

 

6 #DIEGO #VOCI #PAINTINGS RELEASED BY #DIEGO #VOCI #ESTATE

Helga Voci, sole owner of the #DiegoVoci™ Estate, notified the #volunteer Diego Voci Project that she released 6 paintings in 2016 from the Diego Voci Estate #collection displayed on www.diegovociproject.com (also some lithographs).

The following paintings will be marked #SOLD on the website.  Madame Voci lists the pieces at what she considers the #wholesale prices to #art #galleries, who in turn add their markup.

Here are the #paintings and the wholesale prices she established on the website www.diegovociproject.com

*Please note that “Prag” is the Birthplace of Helga Voci and “Sacre Coeur/Paris” is where Helga & Diego met in 1960.

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