COOP COOPRIDER OFFERS $30K #REWARD FOR DIEGO

Diego Voci

Diego Voci; oil on canvas

“This clown painted by the internationally collected artist Antonio “Diego” Voci, (1920-1985) was stolen in Otterbach, Germany in the early 1980’s from what was then my office.”
https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc

“The Clown” (medium size painting) was for me the icon representing the depth of Diego the man. Study this painting. Feel the pathos. You’ll begin to know the magnetism to which certain addicted collectors such as me succumb.”

“As the authorized Diego Voci Historian (volunteer) for the Diego Voci Estate, (solely owned by his widow, Helga Voci), we are looking forward to the day a generous benefactor sponsors a Major Museum Diego Voci Exhibition.”

“See a 20 Year Diego Voci Retrospective Video curated by Stephen Max of Canada”: https://youtu.be/cnZXQuUbjlU

G. Coop Cooprider
Diego Voci Historian

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“THE *DIEGO #POTATO #CHIP #PHENOMONEN”

Can you eat only one potato chip and stop?

Likely no. Many people similarly became addicted to a magnetic appeal of art by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). Many such collectors who had a dozen or more Diego’s have passed on, and the Diego art works have been scattered.

When Diego passed away back in 1985, Helga (Diego’s widow) had no idea that Diego’s life would create such a legacy to so many. Thanks to the internet, social media, and communication tools, Diego Voci collectors are being discovered every day.

Be a part of Diego Voci’s legacy, assist us (all volunteer) Diego Voci Project Team with locating Diego Voci’s works of art for the Diego Voci Estate Archive. They have been found as far a way as Brussels, Nicaragua, Philippines and Canada. Please email us at diegovociproject@gmail.com how you purchased your first painting, what prompted the second purchase, maybe the third.

Be a part of the Diego Voci Community.

 

C18-2 The Fishermans Miraculous Catch 1974 #24943 35 12 x 51

Diego Voci; “Miraculous Catch” 1974 35 1/2 x 51 Private Collection 

 

“PLAYING CHILDREN”… WHERE IS IT NOW?

Playing Children #4812-149 oil on canvas 60 x 80 in

“PLAYING CHILDREN” by Diego Voci #4812-149, Oil on canvas 60x80cm

 “Playing Children” arrived from Germany, spring of 1981, in a shipment of several Diego Voci paintings for consignment with Stephen Max in Canada.  Diego Voci was exclusively represented by Stephen Max in Canada.  He was the gateway to Diego Voci’s limelight in Canada.  “Playing Children” was shipped for a major showing thru Van Zoolingen Gallery in Edmonton.  This particular painting was sold for $1250 within weeks of its arrival in Canada.

Diego, childlike, most of his life, enjoyed the sense of play in all that he did day to day.  His daughter Alessandra was 7 years old when this artwork was done in “Playing Children”, Diego captures the spirit of emotions from the inspiration he pulled from where ever he was.  Note the hula hoop.

Stephen Max, author of the “Beauty of Diego” http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

Any information about this painting please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

#DIEGO #SIGNATURES

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

 

 

 

 

THE #WOMAN BEHIND THE #MAN

#MAX AND #DiegoVoci™ PART FIVE

This letter (below) was the seed that led to Stephen & Wendy Max representing DiegoVoci™ from 1981 to 1985. 

 Taunusstein, June 17, 1980

 

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Max,

We hope your trip back to Canada was alright and your painting arrived safely.

Last week we bought our tickets and if nothing unexpected happens we will be arriving in New York on July 10.

Somebody arranged an exhibit in the Officer’s Club in Washington D.C. for Diego on July 12 and 13, therefore we will be going to directly to D.C.  We are planning several exhibits and private parties on our way to the West and will be in Washington State around the 25 of July. We will stay there with our friends in Gig Harbor for several days, they are also planning an exhibit in their gallery and in the Officer’s Club.

I think it is not too far from away from Alberta by plane and we could perhaps fly over to you for 2 days.  Do you know people who would be interested in seeing Diego’s paintings?  Do you think you could arrange a small painting party in your home?  Please write us as soon as possible, so we can organize everything.  We know that Canadians like Diego’s paintings very much and I think that Diego could be quite successful in Canada.

We are waiting for your early reply and in the meantime we remain.

With best wishes.

Helga and Diego

Drawing of Helga 30 x 22  mixed media ca. 80's original

Drawing of Helga Voci

THE #WARMTH OF #SPAIN

#Max and #DiegoVoci™ PART FOUR 

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DiegoVoci

Scene Espagnolewas purchased through Diego’s home in June of 1976.

“During our tour in #Europe we spent many wonderful #vacations and traveled throughout #Spain. It was during these vacation trips we came to appreciate the vibrant #culture and #beauty of the #Spanish people. When we saw the painting “Scene Espagnole” we understood immediately that it reflected our own feelings of the beauty of #Spain.

 Diego’s ability to articulate the #life of people through his #art is unparalleled.

We not only have our own memories of Spain, we appreciate a constant visual reminder of these memories through this #painting and Diego’s art. It was 1976 during our final visit to #Diego’s home in #Schwetzingen we instantly developed a deep appreciation for “Scene Espagnole”. We had by this time, in preparation for our repatriation, converted all of our funds to #Canadian #Dollars and transferred our finances to #Edmonton. Diego’s extraordinary insight and sensitivity focused like a laser beam on our situation and our attraction to this painting. Understanding this, Diego gave us the painting without deposit, simply on our promise we would pay for it on our return to #Canada.

When a few years later I had the opportunity to discuss his trust in me with this painting, I asked Diego what he would do if I hadn’t paid him as I promised, to which he immediately replied, in his playful good natured way  “I would have come to Canada and killed you”.

 

To view quotes by Helga and more information on this painting, visit this link

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page3.html#58927

 

A #TASTE OF #PARIS IN EACH IMAGE FROM #DIEGO

#MAX AND #DiegoVoci™ PART THREE

Diego in Paris with Dans La Rue“Dans La Rue” top painting by DiegoVoci™

and a #YouTube video snapshot (image below) created by Stephen Max

Stephen and Wendy Max, collectors of #DiegoVoci™ works of #art and past exclusive agent for Diego’s works in #Canada.

“…In 1975..We continue to have fond memories of a motor trip, early in our tour, to #France.

One of the first great European City’s we visited was #Paris.  “Dans La Rue” is the Diego oil painting which helps to keep those memories of “The City of Love” alive and current.

Here, Diego created an immersive work capturing stunning detail which explodes with #color.  This oil on #canvas represents one of our more memorable trips, with its perfect depiction of a moment in the streets of #Paris.  Its simple #beauty, coupled with the complexity of form strikes you at every level (just like #Paris itself) with its eloquent yet subtle depictions of its people.

The combination of #people, #structure and the #energy of being “In The Streets” make it one of our favorite #paintings.”

Visit Part One

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/diegovoci-in-canada-part-one/

and

Part Two

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/diegovoci-in-canada-part-two/

AC DV History #214 2/24/2016

 

 

#MAX AND #DiegoVoci™PART TWO

Stephen and Wendy Max, #collectors of #DiegoVoci™ works of #art and past exclusive agent for Diego’s works in #Canada shares his personal experiences with #DiegoVoci™.

Diego’s paintings are wordless, eloquent and #joyous expressions of Diego, a man and an artist we have known”. …Stephen and Wendy Max December 1985

Suonatrice-di-linto June 1974 TV Guide and Diego Afn TV Guide

“In 1975, we visited Diego and Helga at their home to meet with Diego and consider purchasing additional #paintings.

Diego and Helga were living in #Schwetzingen, #Germany 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 (February 1975).

Wendy and I instantly became entranced with the unfinished work and developed an unshakable 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.”

 This Guide to #TV shown with the image of “Suonatrice di Linto” was Stephen and Wendy Max first exposure to #DiegoVoci™ in #Germany 1974.                 https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/max-and-diegovocitm/

To view additional writings about “Suonatrice di Linto” click on the links below:

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page15.html#86908

and

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/watching-master-painter-diego-complete-a-masterpiece/

Stay tuned to Part III…

AC DV History #213 2/24/2016

#MAX AND #DiegoVoci™ PART ONE

Stephen and Wendy Max, collectors of DiegoVoci™ works of art and past exclusive agent for #Diego’s works in #Canada.

Stephen shares his personal experience;

Image of Stephen Max

“It’s difficult to find the right words to describe the association and friendship

with this great artist (DiegoVoci™) and his immediate family.

 Our association which developed and flourished for more than a decade, now seems like a “blink of an eye”.

 Our family travelled to Germany in 1971 with The RCAF to serve in Baden- Soellingen.  Initially we lived in the city of Rastatt and soon after our arrival relocated to the Married Quarters area in the village of Weitenung. Our three children were educated in the Base Baden school system and life there was exciting with travel as a primary focus during our tour.

Originally we were to serve a three year engagement which by our choice developed into a five year stay in Germany. During that time, Wendy and I became aware of and interested in the art of Diego and his works.”

Our first exposure to DiegoVoci™ came through the TV guide cover story in 1974. It took some time and effort to finally locate the artist and we first viewed Diego’s works shortly after, at a showing in the Officers Club in Heidelberg.

There, we were completely swept away with his works and we made our first purchase “The Face of a Young Woman ”.   That was in Nov 1974. “

 

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Face of a Young Woman Oil on Canvas #1141-173    40 x 30 CM

To be continued….

 

AC DV History #104 4/4/2013

#PICASSO MEETS #ELGRECO?

In 1981, St. Albert residents, Stephen and Wendy Max presented the first Canadian showing of the work of Antonio Diego Voci.  The press paid attention:

“His (DiegoVoci™) paintings have overtones of Picasso cubist style, in harmony with an esthetic clarity suggestive of #ElGreco.” Section of article “St. Albert residents host art show”

Diego Griesbach July 1980 Newspaper article and image of Diego painting Suonatrice di linto

 

The success of “#PICASSO MEETS #ELGRECO” stemmed into the launch of Goldcrest Galleries Ltd by Stephen Max as he became Canada’s exclusive agent for DiegoVoci™ until his death in 1985.

Diego 4.21.1981 Goldcrest Gallery Toronto CN

Courtesy of the all volunteer Diego Voci Project Team: www.diegovociproject.com

To Buy an original DiegoVoci™ visit Diego Voci Project website: http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!acquire-originals/c1d4p