DIEGO VOCI “ARTIST OF A THOUSAND FACES”

Der Monch #1151-397 oil on canvas 60x70cm

“Der Mönch”, by Antonio DIEGO Voci, 70 x 60 cm, Oil on Canvas, #1151-397

Larry Martel in #Heidelberg, Germany bought “Der Mönch” on Thanksgiving Day. The monks seems to be saying to the artist, “Who is the guy, Diego? Are you sure I can trust him?” Diego’s wife Helga captured this Diego memory on canvas with her polaroid camera in 1975, since faded.

Click to view “Faces” on Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/faces-diegovocitm/

Visit the Monthly Newsletters on Diego Voci Project: https://www.diegovociproject.com/archived-newsletters

 

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“THIS ARTIST IS A LION”

On this day, August 10, we celebrate the 98th birthday of internationally collected artist Antonio “Diego” Voci (1920-1985).

TV Guide Cover Published May 1974

I am Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian. I first met Diego in late 1966. Patti and I bought our first Diego oil painting on layaway, our first of many. We were and remain addicted https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page7.html#98597.  In 1973-74, I volunteered for a year to help Diego become better known. One of those efforts was the 3-page biography in the May 1974 issue of the AFNTV Guide by my ghost writer Victoria Williams.

$30,000 REWARD
“The Clown” pictured above was stolen about 1980 from what was then my office in Otterbach, Germany. There is a reward of $30,000 for its return. See “The Clown” in color in the video by Stephen Max: https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc

Link to August Newsletter; Celebrate Diego’s Birthday. https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?u=cb3fa199216c4f48823999e03&id=3f77539409

 

“I DUE MONDI” = THE TWO SURREAL WORLDS!

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Diego Voci; “I Due Mondi” #101802-105 oil on canvas 50x70cm

Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) lived in “Two Worlds” as he pioneered throughout his life as an artist, weaving in and out of styles, excelling at all.

Like this surrealistic painting (1980), Diego pushed his own boundaries to always be thinking forward and creating the new. Here is a story in the foreground and a story in the background.

We are looking for this painting and the original owner Major Pizzo Jr. (purchased in 1980 for $890 USD) in Spanghahlem, Germany. Any information please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

To see more into Diego’s surrealistic life, visit Surrealism at Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/

#CONFESSIONS OF DIEGO VOCI #HISTORIAN

 

Masques #34978 90x50cm

Diego Voci; “Masques” #34978 90x50cm 

Helga Voci, widow of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) claims I bought this painting “Masques”. It must be so. I’m not claiming the 5th Amendment, but, I swear I don’t recall and I don’t know where it is. Maybe some viewer can remember where they saw this painting last. Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com

Coop Cooprider
Diego Voci Historian (since 1974)
Google has selected some of Diego’s paintings to show in their image gallery. Click “Diego Voci” then click images (see example below). This guy was a great artist. Thanks, Google!

Google images July 17 2018

#DIEGO VOCI: #TRIO OF 70’S #PAINTINGS

Scene Africaine Stillife with Chianti Bottle Retour du Travail

These faded Polaroid images are from Helga Voci, widow of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). The owners left to right, Major Green, Mr. and Mrs. Kellett and Lilliane Dussard. Where are these paintings now and their owners?

Contact us on the Diego Voci Project Website: https://www.diegovociproject.com/ 
View this Video “Artist of Thousand Faces” https://youtu.be/dECP7O3ftUo  

 

THE #DIEGOVOCI #LEGACY LIVES ON

The Diego Voci Legacy lives on in big ways and smaller ways. A smaller painting “Petite Fille” completed and purchased in the last year of Diego’s life. Joyce Burke (Diego Voci collector) shares “This piece was given to me for my Birthday in 1985. I love this painting.”

 

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Diego Voci; “Petite Fille” Oval D-3852736

 

Joyce shares her Diego painting with the Diego Voci Project and sent over an image of the back with the original paperwork from 1985. We appreciate Joyce for the information and the images, as it assists us here at the Diego Voci Project Team in cataloging Diego’s works with the Diego Voci Estate.

Click here to view an outstanding Museum Tour of Diego’s works of art: YouTube Museum Tour

 

DIEGO VOCI: MASTER OF #SURREALISM

In 1976, James Andrus bought this oval surrealistic work of art by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci titled “LA NUIT”. Write us if you know where this painting is today.

La Nuit #561-494 oval 1976See a wonderful example of Diego Surrealism talent “The Green Horse” https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/another-surrealism-masterpiece-by-diegovoci/

 

WHY #PICASSO IS MOWING THE LAWN IN #BROOKLYN?

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“…wants to make sure the art world doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

‘If Picasso Was Around Today He’d Have to Mow Lawns’: Why One Artist Installed a 10-Foot Picasso Lawn Gnome in Brooklyn 

Click link to read how! #DiegoVoci also created #Caricatures to bring fun into life.. https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#44219

DIEGO_VOCI #PERCEPTION OF #3D ON CANVAS

Unter Der Brucke #861-543 Jon Ferrante 1976

Der Brunnen #491-955 Harley Maddock 1979

Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) creates an illusion of distance, making the viewer peer through an arch or window to see his faraway subject. Here are 2 examples (above) from 1976 and 1979.

Have you found or know of a DIEGO artwork? Contact us: diegovociproject@gmail.com

GOOGLE “DiegoVoci” and Click on IMAGES – see Google’s “DIEGO” Gallery . . . .

 

FIRSTIMER PREPARES FOR #DELMAR #RACETRACK OPENING DAY

Jeune Fille avec Chapeau #1091-997 Milan Krofh 80x60cm

Diego and Del Mar never met each other. Not really. But the hat would qualify for opening day at Del Mar Racetrack. Diego rarely used a model, relying on memory. This painting by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) was purchased in Heidelberg, Germany on June 10, 1979 by Milan H. Krofh.

Where is Milan Krofh now? Where is this Diego painting today? We are searching the world to find and catalog all of some 4,000 oil paintings by Diego (Some are signed VOCI in his early years).
See More: “The Beauty of Diego” in a 140- page prestige coffee table book you can purchase. Link: http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego