DiegoVoci™ Remembers . . .

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If you don’t know the artist Diego Voci, take our virtual Museum Tour:

Or take your time to peruse the first Deluxe Coffee Table Book “The Beauty of Diego” with more than 100 images:

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

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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

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#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

#NEW #GENERATIONS #LOVE DiegoVoci™

#MAX AND #DiegoVoci™ FINALE  

 7a Jeune fille avec Chapeau Fleuri 291-921 belongs to Susan Max

Jeune fille avec chapeau fleuri #291-921 40x50cm, Susan Max Private collection 

Recollections of Susan Max, daughter of Stephen and Wendy Max:

“As a young girl living in #Germany, I had the rare treat of going to meet a “REAL” #artist.

I was so excited!

 His name was Diego Voci and at first sight I recognized Diego’s #charisma. My nervousness subsided as he drew us into his world with his exceptional interest in each of us. He was very interested in the fact that both my middle brother and I read music and played instruments.

 Diego upon learning of our #musical training removed a #napkin and drew a treble clef on it asking us to explain what the clef symbol was and a sheet of music he had. What struck me was that during this visit the house he lived in was a #cornucopia for the #imagination. He graciously took us through the living and working area and I seem to recall an easel with unfinished work set up in the studio. 

 I remember Diego as a man that displayed so much interest in the world around him. I also remember him saying that you could #paint with #color, #light and #canvas. He had the ability to instantly draw you into his world and to include you into it.

 Much of my memories are that of an observer being let into a brilliant artists’ life. I remember how he also mentioned that I reminded him of a #painting he had done of a young girl and how my face shape was so similar. I remember being transfixed at the beautiful colors and the huge easels with work yet to be finished. On asking him when he painted, he responded when that he never knew when the urge would present itself and then as we were leaving Diego left and went in to the studio where he started to paint.

 I am so lucky to be influenced by such a brilliant and still current REAL artist.”

 Diego’s work truly expressed his poetical world and in so doing provides a never ending source of pleasure for us and his many admirers. –Stephen and Wendy Max December 1985

 

VINCENT #VAN GOGH ON #PASSION:

VAN GOGH Quote and Image POST (3) 7 MAR 2016 Social Media

Courtesy of FORBES and http://www.diegovociproject.com

DiegoVoci™, internationally collected #Italian artist (1920-1985) was raised to know the significance of caring for his family. DiegoVoci™ Historian since 1973, Coop Cooprider, during interviews with Diego, his wife Helga, and numerous family members, was reminded that Antonio Diego Voci wanted a different life than #VanGogh and #Modigliani. Here an excerpt from the DiegoVoci™ #Cooprider Biography:

“Among Diego’s many facets was a drive never to be poor, never to live a tormented drug ridden life of Amedeo Modigliani who at age 35 “died in Paris exacerbated by poverty only one exhibition to his credit” or the tortured life of Vincent van Gogh who died at age 37, with only one painting purchased in his lifetime.

Diego greatly admired the exceptional work of both artists; but, unlike both artists who found few buyers for their work, in their lifetime, Diego did for his.”

Read more of the Biography:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Find out a great deal more about DiegoVoci™ the passionate man, husband, father, son, connoisseur, fasion designer & incredible artist: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html

Contact the DiegoVoci™Project with inquiries:                  diegovociproject@gmail.com

THE #WARMTH OF #SPAIN

#Max and #DiegoVoci™ PART FOUR 

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Scene Espagnolewas purchased through Diego’s home in June of 1976.

“During our tour in #Europe we spent many wonderful #vacations and traveled throughout #Spain. It was during these vacation trips we came to appreciate the vibrant #culture and #beauty of the #Spanish people. When we saw the painting “Scene Espagnole” we understood immediately that it reflected our own feelings of the beauty of #Spain.

 Diego’s ability to articulate the #life of people through his #art is unparalleled.

We not only have our own memories of Spain, we appreciate a constant visual reminder of these memories through this #painting and Diego’s art. It was 1976 during our final visit to #Diego’s home in #Schwetzingen we instantly developed a deep appreciation for “Scene Espagnole”. We had by this time, in preparation for our repatriation, converted all of our funds to #Canadian #Dollars and transferred our finances to #Edmonton. Diego’s extraordinary insight and sensitivity focused like a laser beam on our situation and our attraction to this painting. Understanding this, Diego gave us the painting without deposit, simply on our promise we would pay for it on our return to #Canada.

When a few years later I had the opportunity to discuss his trust in me with this painting, I asked Diego what he would do if I hadn’t paid him as I promised, to which he immediately replied, in his playful good natured way  “I would have come to Canada and killed you”.

 

To view quotes by Helga and more information on this painting, visit this link

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page3.html#58927

 

#Pissarro #painting looted by #Nazis and owned by the #University of #Oklahoma to return to #France

A painting by Camille #Pissarro “Shepherdess bringing in sheep” will return to a #Jewish family in #France whose art collection was looted by the Nazis in #1941, a lawyer who led the negotiations said.

Pissarro Shepherdess and Diego Der Mrkt
The #University of #Oklahoma will give back “La bergere rentrant des moutons” — or “Shepherdess bringing in sheep” — to #Holocaust survivor Leone Meyer, her New York lawyer Pierre Ciric told AFP about the restitution agreement signed Monday.

Meyer is the adoptive daughter of late businessman Raoul Meyer, who was co-owner of the French retail company that owns the upscale department store chain #Galeries #Lafayette.

He deposited his art collection in a vault at the bank Credit Commercial de France in 1940 before the Nazis seized it during their occupation of France.

Pissarro completed “Shepherdess bringing in sheep” in 1886. (In the top image)

#Corot influenced Pissarro and Pissarro had an influence on many generations, one being DiegoVoci™.

(In the below image) is a DiegoVoci™ titled.  “Der Markt”.  Search DiegoVoci™ on Google and YouTube.