Diego pictured here with Gigi-Bellati, and Lino-Storero at-La-Gondola 1977. Notice the painting on display in the upper right hand side of the image, titled: “Young Lady by the Window”. When this image was featured in Diego’s Blog on WordPress, it didn’t take long before we received an email from one of Diego’s Collectors. The note and image shown below from The Wilcox Family.
…I was stunned to see that we own the beautiful Young Lady by the Window which is depicted in your 1977 photo on the wall directly above Diego and Lino Storero. We won this watercolor and ink as a door prize at one of his home studio showings in #Wiesbaden Taunestein! Best Regards and Wishes… …Stan and Sibylle Wilcox
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
From the private collection of Stephen and Wendy Max of Canada. Max who has created several Diego Voci videos on YouTube, knew Diego personally. Here are his words.
“In February 1975, my wife Wendy and I visited Diego and Helga Voci at their home to consider purchasing additional paintings. Diego and Helga were living in Schwetzingen at the time. Diego’s home housed art in so many mediums and forms, the visit was enchanting and we appreciated an enjoyable afternoon with Diego and Helga and a great bottle of wine. On that visit we purchased the Madchen Mit Tuch and while there, we noticed an uncompleted painting, on an easel in Diego’s studio which was to become Suonatrice di Linto). Wendy and I instantly became entranced with the unfinished work and developed an unshakeable bond with the painting, we needed to have it. We were able to convince Diego to complete the painting for us. This was truly a privilege to have witnessed the creation and completion of this painting which we enjoy as a masterpiece today.”
Suonatrice di Linto 251-199 80x40cm
And Suonatrice di Linto was featured in the published book “The Beauty of Diego” by Stephen Max