To #historians of Antonio #Diego Voci, the DIEGO Signature began, about #1965 with an exclusive arrangement with Canadian art dealer Joy Gibson, and her soon to be husband Jawdat Naffouj.

Diego signature for Junge Italienerin

See Signature Gallery of Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

4 Signatures for POST on PART III of Barnhart STORY 27 NOV 2015

Signatures of A.Voci and D.Voci can be seen on works Diego Collectors has posted onhttp://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818.html

VOCI RED 1963 HAUK Woman in White Holding Bowl of Fruit KAC 28 NOV 2015

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube.

AC DV History #98 1/9/2013






DiegoVoci™ SIGNATURES . . .

. . . on the Barnhart Diegos; and see more of the signatures the DiegoVoci™PROJECT has located so far. The signatures by hand of internationally collected artist DiegoVoci™ are a story in themselves.

When DVP received their images for the DiegoVoci™ Archive the signature did not say “Diego”, they read ”AD Voci”. Here is a close-up of the signature on “Mother and Child”:


“AD Voci” on “Mother and Child”, 1968

There was no “Diego” signature until 1966 by this artist long known as Diego by everyone. He signed “VOCIin red in his early years; then in some form of Voci like A.Voci, D.Voci, or  Diego Voci. Some were underlined or had a line with a curve after the name and some show  a year as well.  Here are few signatures the DiegoVoci™ Project has collected so far:

5 Signatures for PART III 27 NOV 2015

Voci 1951, A Voci, A Voci w Curled V, D Voci, Diego Voci

Read more about Diego , born “Innocenzo” at our DVP™ #Wikipedia Biography as it tells more about the many transitions Antonio Diego Voci made in signing documents – and most important – on all of his artwork: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Wiki First Page PAINT Printscreen 26 NOV 2015

WIKIPEDIA 1st page of about 20, created 2012 DIEGO VOCI PROJECT

In 1966 Diego met Joy Gibson (Naffouj) a Canadian art dealer with her gallery in Zweibrücken. It was then she encouraged him to sign his paintings as “Diego”.

DIEGO sig alpha w TM mark 27 NOV 2015 SMALLER SIZE

“DIEGO” Voci Signature, 1966 – 1985

Joy said, “At first his art was tough to sell.” Joy and her new husband Dr. Jawdat Naffouj then made an exclusive contract with Diego to buy X paintings for X amount of money on a monthly basis. But, if Diego wanted to do a little business on the side so that Naffouj would not know, he would sign some in some form of Voci. That’s what he did with the two oil paintings Diego signed “AD Voci” commissioned by Helen and John Barnhart. Read their story how Diego created just what they ordered in 1967:   https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/diegovoci-1967-commission-for-young-lovers-in-germany-part-i/

Do you own a Diego with an unusual signature?

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An example from Diego collector James McClean… shares his two Diego paintings Old Man 31 ½ x 24 #1293-9 and Shepper 31 ½ x 24 #1967-68.

Old Man #1293-9, 31 12 x 24

Shepper #1967-68 31 12 x 24

I have 2 Diego paintings each 80 x 60cm. Both were bought in Zweibruecken from Joy Gibson at showings she had at the RCAF base. The first I purchased in the fall of 1968, The Shepherd, and at another showing in 1969 I got The Old Man. Unfortunately my posting to Germany was only for two years otherwise I’m certain that I would have owned more of Diego’s work.

These two paintings have always been the focal point of our living room and my wife and I enjoy them as much today as when we first saw them. Both paintings have been willed to our eldest daughter one of whom was born in Lahr where I was stationed so they will be staying in our family.”

Writings from Diego Collectors builds the notoriety for Diego Voci and all of his works. We would love to hear from more of our Collectors. In fact, consider writing a chapter in first person for the next Diego biography book.

FOOTNOTE: Joy Naffouj (nee. Gibson) is the former Canadian art dealer who influenced the signature change from A. Voci to DIEGO.

AC 2/3/2014 #165


Although everyone called him “Diego” in 1960 he signed Antonio Voci, as in the previous blog containing his registration in #Paris https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/paris-forced-diegovoci-to-register-to-save-helgas-health/ to stay by Helga’s side as she recovered in the Paris Hospital.

Notice the signature on the painting below “D.Voci”, part of the transition from “A. Voci”.  Both would vary on Diego’s art until 1965 when he used “Diego” signature for the last 20 years of his life.

Here is a sample of the Moroccan paintings referred to in Helga’s biography https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/helga-in-a-paris-bistro/ in the previous blog.

This painting is believed to have been found in a warehouse.

C.V. 1966 Morocco Market 24 x 30in