Mario Voci, nephew to Diego Voci, recalls a moment in DIEGO’s life, where the flair of his character shines through:
“Here is the story of uncle Diego and the Red Carpet:
Diego knew of this meeting of #influential people where he wanted to be to talk to a couple of persons he was interested in. But, the meeting was #invitation only and my uncle obviously didn’t have one.
So Diego hired a #limousine and chauffeur complete with red carpet with the plan to get in without an invitation.
At the right time the limousine slowly drove in front on the entrance of the building, the chauffeur got out of the car and immediately spread a #red carpet for my uncle Diego to walk on from the car right to the entrance with all the people making room for this very important #celebrity whom they greeted with admiration even if they had no idea who this person was.
He had no trouble getting into the function.
A classic example of uncle Diego’s cheek and class.”
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The world is infatuated with #celebrities.
But, don’t tell #DIEGO, we’re making him a #celebrity. Diego said,
“You want to make me something in the sky with wings…go ahead.
You want to make me famous…go ahead. But, this is not my life.” -1974
#Vincent_Van_Gogh whose works were rejected during the #artist’s troubled lifetime would have gladly traded places with Antonio DIEGO Voci who in his lifetime (1920 – 1985) sold thousands of #paintings.
In 1973, Siegfried Dahms owner of #Galerie Dahms on the prestigious #Wilhelmsstrasse in #Wiesbaden said,
“ We cannot get enough DIEGOs for our collectors.
He is exactly the taste
of the #German people.”
#Diego died at home December 10, 1985. Diego’s studio/residence was nearby to Galerie Dahms in Taunusstein where his widow #Helga #Voci still lives today.
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