BUNDLED UP FOR WINTER

Enfants en Hiver #1151-390 Eller

Diego Voci; “Enfants en Hiver” #1151-390 oil on canvas 60x70cm

“Bundle up! Mothers all around the world say to kids when they go out to play in the cold winter months and don’t forget your mittens”!

It’s been known that a hat on your head keeps your body warm!

The East Coast in the United States has been experiencing days and days of cold weather.

This image is an old polaroid of “Enfants en Hiver” was purchased back in 1975 by Major Eller in Frankfurt, Germany.  Where is the owner of this painting now?

Visit the versatility of Diego Voci on Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

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“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

Where is this “Composition”?

Composition 161-429 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci: Composition; #161-429, 80 x 40cm oil on canvas 

This is a faded polaroid image of the original painting.

Maj. Martel purchased “Composition” by Diego Voci in 1976 at Patrick Henry Village at Heidelberg, Germany.  Who owns this painting now?  Any whereabouts of this painting, please contact diegovociproject@gmail.com.

Diego Voci; an Artist of a Thousand Faces.  Our all-volunteer group (The Diego Voci Project Team) purpose is to increase the awareness and value of the great body of artwork created by internationally collected artist DIEGO VOCI (VOH-chee); and to archive his works with the Diego Voci Estate.

Artist Diego Voci was a Man of the People

Helga Voci, Diego’s lover, wife and confidant from 1960 until his death from lung cancer (chain smoker), wrote in her biography, her memory;

“Diego played cards with the Fishermen”

Here is an example of Diego’s memory of 3 Fisherman we found in an old faded Polaroid from 1974.

Fisherman #151-195 60x80cm

Fisherman” # 151-195 60x80cm purchased by Mr. Thomas

To learn more about the life of Helga and Diego: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego

ALMOST ENDED UP IN THE #TRASH!!!

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Diego Voci; “Lady with Fur” 

The exquisite #painting title “Lady with Fur” was originally owned by a Colonel (who has since passed away). This painting was seen in a run-down home. A neighbor to the run-down home, Cheryl Gossman, went over as people were throwing the contents of the home in the trash. Cheryl saw this painting “Lady with Fur” across the room and inquired about having the painting. The individuals clearing out the house said “sure”. This painting is one of about 4000 oil paintings internationally collected #artist #Diego Voci completed during his lifetime (1920-1985).

Now this painting is seen, viewed and admired each day. You too, may find a #Diego anywhere to own and enjoy. This is a truth amongst the collectors we have identified to date over 1000 Diego paintings and drawings we have cataloged in the Diego Voci Estate Archive.

Help us find the hidden gem works of art by Diego Voci. Email us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

We thank Cheryl for reaching out to us and for saving and sharing “Lady with Fur”.

#ARTISTS THAT #PAINT THE SAME #SUBJECT IN VARIED MULTIPLE PAINTINGS!

Dorf au Menorca and Casa di Contadini

Dorf au Menorca” and “Casa di Contadini” (both oil on canvas)

“Artists often paint multiple paintings of the same subject. #Picasso painted numerous paintings of Dora Maar and Marie Therese, Edward #Hopper used his wife, Jo, in most of his female subjects in paintings, #Bonnard also painted his wife in numerous paintings, Andy #Warhol did quite a number of Marilyn print, the same image but altered, #Monet painted dozens of haystack paintings, and multiple views of the Rouen Cathedral.”  Kathleen Grace, Artist, Art consultant, Instructor, former Museum Educator, Gallery Curator

https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Leonardo-Da-Vinci-paint-3-paintings-of-the-same-person-La-Gioconda-La-Monalisa-and-the-Monastery-of-the-Prado

“It’s quite common for an artist to paint a subject that you like working with in varied multiple paintings.”

#DIEGO (Antonio Diego Voci 1920-1985) was one of them! Here are two examples (above) of a similar landscape where Diego captured a similar feeling and essence in these two works.

For more historical information on Diego, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

#EASTER WISH COMES TRUE AT ST.PETERS BASILICA

whole Voci fam Enhanced and Cropped

62 years ago, Messina Arcangela, the Matriarch of the Voci family was treated to her long awaited religious wish to visit Saint Peters Basilica in Rome.  Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) is standing to the right of his mother Messina (the 3rd one in from the left).

Diego Voci’s family in Gasperina, Italy were devote Catholics, which shows up in Diego’s painting below titled “Procession“.

C45 Procession #93897 20 12 x 16 12

Diego Voci “Procession” #93877 20 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ oil on canvas

Visit www.diegovociproject.com to view & learn more about internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85)

FRUSTRATED VAN GOGH COULDN’T SELL ANYTHING

#VanGogh artistic talent was among the all-time best.  But, it didn’t sell until many years after his #death; and now Van Gogh’s works bring in multi-millions worldwide.

Van Gogh

As noted in the Wikipedia biography (see below) of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85), he was motivated not to live the cash-strapped lives of Van Gogh and Modigliani and lived the good life solely from the buyers of his art.

“Diego thrived on camaraderie, as did other artists before him, such as Amedeo Modigliani, both “figurative” artists, both Italian born, both migrated to Paris.  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.”

 

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.

 

WHAT HAPPENED SINCE #SEPTEMBER 23, 2016?

4 #months later what does #Google search say about the posting of 4 #Diego Voci #paintings for #sale by Diego Collector David Blackburn?

We asked #Google to search: “Diego Voci paintings for sale

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NOTE: #Google #algorithms respond differently in search references based on what they think are the interests of the individual user, so they may show a different order on the readers search.

Searched results:

On the first page Diego Voci Project is noted as number three as an entry within “WordPress.com” stating “Blackburn comment –on- 4 –paintings- for –sale – on”.

Artpal” came up number five stating “I have a #private #collection of nine DIEGO Voci original paintings that I ….”

Page Two of this search on Google shows that http://www.diegovociproject.com shows up #16.  And then dz.wordpress/tag/”Four Diego Voci Painting for sale.” (with images) which also provides link to #Artpal for Blackburn’s 4 paintings for sale.

Visit www.diegovociproject.com.  We are an all-volunteer team assisting the Diego Voci Estate in creating awareness of the internationally collected artist Diego Voci.