#PHOTOGRAPHS – A PEEK INTO DIEGO VOCI’s #ART #STUDIO

Since 2009, when the Diego Voci Project began with a find on the internet at ARTIFACTCOLLECTORS.com thanks to Mary Trimmins and a handful of Diego aficionados, the DVP has archived more than 1,000 artworks by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) (VOH-chee). The DVP, our all volunteer group, purpose is to increase the awareness and the value of the great body of artwork created by DIEGO! We locate, collect and catalog Diego’s works as the only officially authorized DIEGO VOCI ARCHIVE by Helga Voci, Diego’s widow and sole owner of the DIEGO VOCI ESTATE.

 

Gasthaus Scene Large Oil in Studio Sold thru DAHMS No Info

#DIEGO VOCI painted this large “Gasthaus” scene in his #studio in Taunusstein, Germany. Shown here the large oil painting is unframed.

 

Shown above is one of the many faded #photographs taken with the old fashioned camera that used film! The DVP has been featuring many of them, thanks to Helga who located and sent us a box of Index Cards she started keeping in the mid 1970’s. Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973, had suggested ‘somehow tracking to whom the DIEGOs were sold‘. Since 2009, the DVP has been searching the world for more “LOST DIEGO ARTWORKS”. Some of Helga’s cards have images, but the majority do not.

HELP THE DIEGO VOCI PROJECT FIND MORE OF THE #MASTER DIEGOs ART!

Helga used both polaroids and film to catalog DIEGO’s works.  Shown below is the same DIEGO “Gasthaus” scene once it had been framed. Note how the FLASH however obliterates the female figure to the right. When taking images of your Diego art, note that the DVP is best suited to archive DIEGO’s artworks with reproducible (min. 300 dpi) straight-on squared images taken without a flash. Sometimes daylight is great too if not too bright! Front and back of artworks are preferred. Include any provenance you have!

 

Gasthaus Scene Large Oil in Studio Sold thru DAHMS No Info Polaroid.jpeg

#DIEGO VOCI’s large “Gasthaus” scene is shown here framed. What is the abstract image of   in the lower right back of the easel/painting? IS it a #Picasso horse?

 

If you recognize any of the DIEGO #artworks in our posts on SOCIAL MEDIA, email us:

diegovociproject@gmail.com 

www.diegovociproject.com

 

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#GOOGLE’s GALLERY of #DIEGO VOCI #ARTWORKS

GOOGLE Diego Voci SEARCH and Click on Images 4 FEB 2018 KC

#Diego Voci in the GOOGLE GALLERY on 4 February 2018

Enter “Diego Voci” into your search engine. Click “IMAGES”.  Here we show GOOGLE’s selection of art by #Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). And, this image shows just the first four rows, keep scrolling down.

Enjoy examples #Cubism, #Surrealism, #Realism, #Figurative, and #Contemporary #Art.

This link to the GOOGLE Gallery takes you to February 4, 2018 GOOGLE selections:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Diego+Voci&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi98OWf34zZAhXLqlQKHddpCCMQ_AUICigB&biw=1680&bih=944

View more of Diego Voci’s #masterpieces in ‘The Beauty of Diego” created by the Diego Voci Project and published by Stephen Max:

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

Or, you can view our #YouTube videos, also courtesy of #Stephen Max, one of the All Volunteer Team on the Diego Voci Project: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Diego+Voci

 

#DIEGO VOCI #TRAVELS BEAUTIFUL #BRIDGES

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. But who saw beauty in bridges, poor people, farmers and workers? Internationally collected #artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985)! Here are just 3 examples of Diego’s rendering of bridges:

VENICE (Bridge) 1061-568 Index Card CLOSE-UP Herr Fronhoefer Kaiserslautern 60x50cm 1977.jpeg (2)

#Diego Voci  “Venice” 50 x 60 cm. #1061-568  Sold by #GONDOLA 1977

HERBST LANDSCHAFT Bridge CLOSE-UP 1091-996 Gift to ITALIAN in Pirmasens 60x80cm.jpeg (2)

#Diego Voci “Herbstlandschaft” 60 x 80 cm 1091-996 Gifted to “Italiani” in Pirmasens

DIE KLEINE BRUECKE INDEX CARD CLOSE-UP 41-667 40x30cm May 1977 Mr. G. Stickley.jpeg.jpeg

#Diego Voci “Die Kleine Brücke”  40 x 30 cm  471-667 Purchased by May 1977

As well said about Diego “Each movement had its great masters, but there are very few who could create art unconfined by a single style like Diego.” – C. Voci (*)

ENJOY THE BEAUTY DIEGO SAW IN EVERYTHING! Click here to see the Diego Voci images #GOOGLE has selected for its Diego #Gallery. Amazing.  Here is GOOGLE’s 1st page:  https://www.google.com/search?q=Diego+Voci&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwig7LPm8YDZAhUI5GMKHQfdAUwQ_AUICigB&biw=1677&bih=896

Help the DVP find these lost Diego Voci #Bridge paintings: diegovociproject@gmail.com

#Beauty captured by the Diego Voci Project published by #Stephen Max:

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

“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

WHEN DID #INNOCENZO BECOME #DIEGO?

On this day on 10 August (1920) in Gasperina, Italy, Giuseppe Antonio Voci and Arcangela Messina Voci welcomed their second son, Antonio Innocenzo Voci  into this world… nicknamed “Toto” as a kid.  Antonio Voci never liked his middle name Innnocenzo.  It does not appear again in official documents other than the birth certificate on file in Gasperina.  He took the nickname “Diego”.

Tony Voci, nephew to Diego recalls traveling in Europe with his artist Uncle and about every hour they would stop at a café for a smoke and espresso.  To the surprise of Tony Voci, Diego was greeted as “Diego” everywhere.   “Diego” was his own celebrity.

Diego and Tony Enhanced

Diego Voci and Tony Voci

The name “Diego” signed on his artwork didn’t come into play until 1966.  At encouragement of Naffouj Gallery he began signing his paintings “Diego”.  Prior to that it was some form of VOCI.  See signature section on #Wikipedia:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Gallery

The last known official document during Diego’s life was his 1976 Taunusstein Germany residence registration (see below) where “Diego” is listed as his middle name.

Taunusstein Certificta of Registration 31.3.1976 COPY for Helga

The December 10, 1985 Death Certificate ignores the birth middle name.

Some have wondered if Diego would have been more famous keeping the more unique name “Innocenzo” as his signature, rather than get lost in a swelling sea of Diegos, “Diego who?” .

Here’s a rewarding way to wish Antonio Diego Voci Happy Birthday.  Go to YouTube, click https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Diego+Voci and take a wonderful museum tour, a 20 year Diego retrospective covering two floors.  Or go to #Google, search “Diego  Voci” and click “Images”.

P.S. The mayor of #Gasperina, Gregorio #Gallello, just friended us on our Diego Voci Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/diego.voci Come and Join us!

 

 

#DIEGO #Voci #1979 #Art #Catalog

… Wiesbaden, Germany is a city of #culture and beauty. #Tourists from all corners of the #world can be found walking and shopping on the #famous Wilhemsstrasse. It is there that Siegfried #Dahms displayed magnificent works by #DIEGO in his luxurious #gallery.

See 2 pages (below) from a catalog designed by Adolph #Merkt from #Taunusstein (the town where DIEGO’s widow Helga continues to live in the home where she and DIEGO lived and worked). The words are those of Herr Dahms. The 1st is in #English. The 2nd in Dahms’ native #German.

“#DIEGO creates works of art which are full of expression and timeless beauty, which deeply impress and fascinate people with its exceptional appeal, and instill the desire to possess.

#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 immense that people gradually acquire more and more of his work. DIEGO buyers soon become DIEGO collectors.”

45. 1979 DIEGO Catalog Adolf Merkt, Taunusstein Page 14 of 16 Dahms' quote in German

42. 1979 DIEGO Catalog Adolf Merkt, Taunusstein Page 11 of 16 Siegfred Dahms' quote

Highest price for #DIEGO at Galerie Dahms

We believe the highest known recorded price for a #DIEGO artwork in his lifetime was at #Galerie Dahms in Wiesbaden; a very large work for DM 14,000 in the late 70’s. Using only time value of money alone would place the value today of $30,000 or more.

Purchase an original DiegoVoci™ painting on www.diegovociproject.com

AC History 9/2010 #48

#DiegoVoci™ Project with #Art News

Yusaku Maezawa Buyer of Basquiat  15 MAY 2016.jpg

#Yusaku #Maezawa is the Mystery #Bidder and #Buyer of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled” at #Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary sale that realized a reassuring $318.4 #million!

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1399749/yusaku-maezawa-mystery-basquiat-bidder-at-christies-goes

Take a virtual Museum Tour while sitting down: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/diegovoci-youtube-videos/

#Google #DiegoVoci to see what this #internationally known #Italian #Artist created! See our Boards on #Pinteresthttps://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

Contact us at:  diegovociproject@gmail.com when you find an Antonio #Diego #Voci #artwork (b. 1920 d. 1985) Also see:    www.diegovociproject.com

 

#Basquiat #Art Leads in #Christie’s $318 Million Sale

Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat  “UNTITLED”

   “Record-Breaking Basquiat Painting Leads

 Christie’s $318 Million Contemporary Sale”

Courtesy of “artnet NEWS

https://news.artnet.com/market/christies-postwar-and-contemporary-evening-sale-493985?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=051116daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=artnet%20News%20Daily%20Newsletter

The “DIEGO VOCI PROJECT” here in San Diego, CA and Edmonton, Canada keeps you up to date with posts from various sources.

Check out Antonio #DiegoVoci™ Art at Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

Read more about #Diego at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Have you seen a Diego artwork you can share with us?  diegovociproject@gmail.com

GOOGLE Results Printscreen 20 FEB 2016

#Google Search: “Diego Voci” or “Antonio Diego Voci”

#TENSION BETWEEN #HORSE AND #MAN

Content in excerpt is from page 3 of 8 of the 1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™Historian And the interview continues by journalist Victoria Williams in #Germany:

“Although dates and facts mean little to DIEGO, a man who lives…

… for each day, the introduction in #Paris in January 1960 to Helga Drössler was a significant turning point in DIEGO’s life.

“My life took on a new meaning. I became more.” 

Helga is DIEGO’s wife.

During DIEGO’s extensive travels he was always #painting, always #learning …

“to fill a need … to express.”

Horse w/ Man in Browns Mixed Medium 30" x 22 "

Horse w/ Man in Browns Mixed Medium 30″ x 22 “

DiegoVoci™ “Man with Horse” ; This third page also included this fluid DIEGO illustration

There was an #EXHIBITION in #CAPRI followed by a one-man show at the GALLERIA LA BUSSOLA in #TORINO. DIEGO won 2nd prize in the #VENICE EXPOSITION of 1951. He assisted the artist BROSSI in painting the FRESCO for a village church near #ROME. DIEGO also studied at the ÉCOLE DES BEAUX ARTS in #Paris.”

I am with DIEGO 14 years and I am still amazed by the way he draws.”
Helga Voci, 1974.”

To be continued..

Courtesy of the DiegoVoci™ Estate: diegovociproject@gmail.com

AC DV History #14 5/6/10