RESULTS IN FOR “NAME THIS #DIEGO #ART WORK”!

Facebook Name that Diego September 19th 2018 follow up

Drum roll please! “Turn sideways and title it “LOVERS” (so wrote by Pat Spencer) and “La Femme au Miroir” (wrote by Butch Greene). French class at Community College starts next week.

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NAPOLETAN FISHERMEN AND MASANIELLO?

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Diego Voci; “The Two Napoletan Fisherman” 60x70cm oil on canvas Private Collection 

“The Two Napoletan Fishermen” by Diego, owned by a Diego Collector who has a total of 10 Diego works in their collection. Back in the mid 1970’s, this collector visited Diego at Diego’s home studio for wine and conversation.

Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee) (1920-1985, born in Italy) connected with people all throughout his travels, capturing in his mind the faces of people and

During our research on the title to this art work, we stumbled upon the heritage of Napoletan Fisherman. Here is a bit of history to Napoletan Fisherman;

“Masaniello (abbreviation of Tommaso Aniello; 1622 – 16 July 1647) was an Italian fisherman who became leader of the revolt against the rule of Habsburg Spain (refers to the history of Spain over the 16th and 17th centuries) in Naples in 1647. Masaniello was one of the most popular figures in Neapolitan tradition.”

To learn more about Diego Voci, Artist of a Thousand Faces, click here: www.diegovociproject.com

#RARE TO #FIND!

Diego Caricature for L Italian Show Sextet (517x800)

Diego Voci; Italian Poster was for Theater in #Italy  (shared by Mario Voci, Diego’s Nephew)

It would be extremely rare to find a signed #caricature by internationally collected artist Antonio “Diego” Voci, even though, he did thousands. And if he did sign, it would be some form of Voci through 1965.

Caricatures were a source of Diego’s quick money in his early years. Diego was known to complete 20 drawings in one sitting of only a couple of hours. Helga Voci, (Diego’s widow) was his constant companion for 25 years (1960 until his death in 1985).
Helga notes Diego’s caricature experience in her biography “Sometime later I found out that DIEGO was doing caricatures in American Officers Clubs in #France, #Germany and later on also in #London and #Spain. He did wonderful caricatures, it took him only a few minutes to do each one and people were crazy about them, they stood in line waiting for their turn. He made a lot of money with this” https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#43754

To own a Diego Voci Lithograph visit; https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-graphics-shopping

 

#LOST OPPORTUNITY! #DIEGO VOCI #TV GUIDE COVER PAINTING

This Diego Voci painting “Bambini con Frutta” that was on the cover of this TV Guide was up for auction on December 2015. It could and should have been acquired by our not-for-profit DVP for a future major museum exhibition for internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985 VOH-chee). See story below

1974 August Bambini TV Guide Cover

Diego Voci; Bambini con Frutta #44985 oil on canvas, 80x100cm; Sold Through Galerie Dahms

Read more about the story of this painting for sale and sold in Europe at an Auction House in December 2015:  https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/henrys-auktionshaus-sold-3-diegovoci-paintings/

 

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

 

“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.”

 

Petite Fille D-3852736 oval

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