YES! ANOTHER DIEGO_VOCI ORIGINAL #CLOWN!

In 1977 Renate #Naviglio met Diego at the  La Gondola Restaurant (*) in Ramstein, #Germany.   So many clowns! Each one with a distinctive personality!

Clown Devant La Fenetre #571-687 Renate Naviglio Gondola 1977 oval

Diego Voci: “Clown Devant La Fenetre” oval #571-687, oil on canvas

Renate displayed it proudly at her home in Böhlstrasse 30, 673 Neustadt on the #Weinstrasse in #Deutschland. Renate paid 950 DM ( Deutsche Mark) for this clown and his friend theClown in front of the window“).

Where are Renate and her 2 Diego clown friends today? (*Gigi , La Gondola’s owner and Diego were best of friends – see where Diego painted Gigi into the #Albrecht family’s “Clowns” https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page12.html#69089 .

In the late 1980’s, somebody stole the classic Diego clown from the #Cooprider Collection.                              There is a $30,000 reward for its return unharmed. https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118.html#53438
See the $30,000 reward video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc 

Diego Voci #Historian Coop Cooprider is on a search for its return to his personal collection. Contact The Diego Voci Project at diegovociproject@gmail.com and    Purchase the few select clowns left from the Diego Voci Estate: https://www.diegovociproject.com/product-page/title-les-clowns-avec-pigeon

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COOP #COOPRIDER OFFERS $30K REWARD FOR #CLOWN by 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. A. Coop Cooprider
Diego Voci Historian since 1973

 

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL…

…#DIEGO VOCI CAPTURES THEM ALL!

Diego loved the face of the #Clown, and his fans could never get enough. Carl Salyar bought this one in 1977. Owner and whereabouts of this clown is unknown. Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

Clown Mit Blume #471-675 oval Carl Salyer

Diego Voci; “Clown Mit Blume” #471-675 oval oil on canvas

Clowns paint their faces to mask the truth of who they are. Note the hand of the clown laying on part of the clown’s neck. There is thought that placing your hand to the part of their neck and cover it when one feels insecure, uncomfortable, or anxious.

Another Diego Voci clown is painted actually gazing introspectively in the mirror.  This clown is in the collection of Marsha Largent Piper.

2. Clown with Mirror #808 oil on linen 60 x 50 cm

Diego Voci; “Clown with Mirror” #808 

Click here to view more of Diego Voci’s Clowns on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/clowns-diegovocitm/

4 DIEGO VOCI TREASURES FOUND AT ESTATE SALE – NUMBER 3

CLOWN VOR DEM ZIRKUSZELT” – Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) was a playful character. Diego, as he was best known, liked being at the center of the happenings! Described as “charismatic”, “worldly”, a “man’s man”, “empathetic” and “boisterous” in nature.  Diego did have a great sense of humor. No wonder Diego could whip out clowns with ease and fun! 

CLOWN vor dem Zirkuszelt for POST with Title et al 6 APR 2018Over the last 10 years the Diego Voci Project has been privy to many of Diego’s clown faces sent by many of you. Most we’ve seen and shared on social media are of the chest/neck upward always with great detail in the eyes and face. This particular clown includes a circus tent that is highlighted in the background and on the left some bright colored squares with hues of the sun fading into the sky.

Before Tom Catron won it at auction in South Dakota, Beverly Cowan had purchased Diego’s clown in Germany. Beverly was a teacher to 6th grade students for 5 years, she must have had a sense of humor to teach young kids in the 70’s!

Beverly’s clown does not exactly smile, but then again we’ve seen very few with smiles. Most DIEGO clowns have a neutral expression or even somber faces. Here a white cap is balanced with the broad wide collar, also emphasizing his make-up. The grand greenish bow tie with thin vertical red stripes is centered and bold. And, the eyes follow you once more, . . . now, see more DIEGO clowns:    https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/clowns-diegovocitm/

See the 1st of the 4: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/diego-voci-treasure-found-at-estate-sale/

Do you own a DIEGO artwork? Have you recently found a DIEGO artwork? Contact us:

diegovociproject@gmail.com

 

The “Entertainer” at the Easel

The clown genre by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) is among the world’s all-time best.

A wannabe jester himself, Diego loves to clown around, as you see in these two images followed by “The Clown” for which there is a $30,000 Reward offered.

Helga Voci who was beside Diego from 1960 to 1985 says “Diego liked to be entertaining and do funny things, stupid things”.

Maybe that’s why Diego was so fascinated with clowns, of which he painted many from memory.

Diego Sense of Humor with Fur Hat and Turbin

There is a $30,000 REWARD OFFERED for one special clown stolen from Otterbach, Germany.  Link to YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc

Diego Voci

http://www.diegovociproject.com

TOO #UGLY A #CLOWN TO BE A #DiegoVoci™

CLOWN FAKE OR NOT JAN 2016 REVIEW TWEAKED TO BRIGHTEN 7 JAN 2016

Listed on E-Bay January 2014

Others said “#FAKE, it can’t be a Diego”.

But, Helga Voci, the widow of DiegoVoci™ came to Diego’s rescue,

“Yes! It definitely is a Diego!”

It turns out this is a famous #clown illustrated by many artists, similar to          #Emmett Kelly, #Bozo, and #Ronald McDonald.

14 FAKE CLOWNS that look like Diegos 25 JAN 22016 KAC

But, who is this sloppy looking clown Diego painted? Do you know?

Help the DiegoVoci™Project identify!

Contact us: diegovociproject@gmail.com

                              See our Artifact Collector Blog Post from January of 2014: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/buyer-beware-possibly-fake-diego-voci-painting-535.html

The DVP also has a “Clowns” Board on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

SEND US YOUR #PHOTOS and #MEMORIES OF #DIEGOVOCI

The #Cooprider family has never been distant from #ART. My mom Patti, an #ArtHistory Major, is having a show this weekend – with just a #Taste of her talent being shown in La Jolla, CA. Patti and my dad Coop raised us in Europe and always made sure we appreciated the cultures and the arts of each country we visited. My parents both studied Art – and even with seven kids we traveled, they traveled, seeing museums and collections we never dreamed of seeing in person. They continue with their passion of the “#Arts.” Check out my mom Patti’s Gallery Show link: http://www.1210gallery.com (FB, too).

Below are 2 photos. First shown are my dad Coop Cooprider (Diego Historian) with my 6 siblings (I took the photo in ‘72) with one of their first Diego Oil #Paintings up on the wall. “Friends” was bought from Naffouj’s Private Collection (see our heading on WordPress).

“Friends” by Diego with the COOPRIDERS, 1972

Antonio DIEGO #Voci is just one artist who graces my parents walls today in their home in California 40 years later. Best, here is the 2nd photo of my mom, #Diego, my younger sister Kendra– and myself #Kami – shown below. Diego took time (not much – maybe 5 minutes) to sketch for me my own personal “Clown.” It hung on my walls for many years. During my many moves over the last 40 years though – it disappeared.

Diego sketching a #CLOWN for #KamiCooprider, with mom Patti and Sister Kendra, ca mid 70's

Diego sketching a #CLOWN for #KamiCooprider, with mom Patti and Sister Kendra, ca mid 70’s

#TRIVIA: a point often overlooked in old photographs where Diego was captured there might be a hidden DIEGO we can identify – notice the “Flower” Painting in the top right corner? It could be the one that belongs to this day to the “Dr. Ogden Brown” family in Colorado. “Petit Fleurs” is one of the numerous DIEGO artworks in their family collection. https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

“Petit Fleurs” by Diego Voci, PC. Dunne-Brown

Do you have old photos with DIEGO in them?   Send them to us: diegovociproject@gmail.comcom or post on Facebook “Diego Voci”

Search DIEGO VOCI on YouTube and GOOGLE

AC DV History #206 9/6/2015

#DIEGOVOCI VERSATILITY vs. #BERNARDBUFFET SAMENESS

Bernard #Buffet clowns have sold at auction upwards of $100,000 each. They are instantly recognizable as #Buffet due to his repetitive heavy black brush strokes.

Fans addicted to #Diego Voci’s art wanted to possess at least one or more paintings of every #genre. This caused Diego to paint more #clowns that he otherwise would have – just to satisfy his buyers. However  . . .

. . . Diego made every effort to make each clown distinctly different, yet distinctly recognizable as a Diego work of art. Here are 8 examples of each artist:

#Clowns by Diego Voci and Bernard Buffet

#Clowns by Diego Voci and Bernard Buffet

“#Send in the clowns” may have been a big hit in the 70’s, but so were Diego’s clowns.  Check out more of Diego’s clowns:                     https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/clowns-gallery/

Send us your Diego Clown: diegovociproject@gmail.com

#SEE HALF CENTURY OLD LOBSTER – DINING WITH DIEGO PART 4

“Lobster”,oil on canvas, 70cm x 80cm.

“Lobster”,oil on canvas, 70cm x 80cm.

Owned by Francesco Daneluzzi, this LOBSTER worn by time, smoke, and vapors has survived on the walls of Pizzeria FIRENZE in Kaiserslautern, Germany also known as K-Town. The LOBSTER is over 40 years old, and Francesco knew Diego Voci until his passing in 1985.

Francesco recalls Diego as, “an artist and a true gentleman. I will never forget him.” He also said, “Diego loved eating #Pasta. I enjoyed serving him very much. He was always very pleasant.”  (“Ich habe ihn sehr gerne bedient. Er war immer sehr nett und hat sehr gerne Pasta gegessen. Er war ein “artista” und ein wahrer “signore”. Ich werde ihn nie vergessen.”)

“FIRENZE” owner Francesco Daneluzzi

Today, at FIRENZE, you can still view the many DIEGO artworks Francesco has kept for his patrons, some who knew Diego and some who are now seeing his work for the first time. See FIRENZE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pizzeria-Firenze

Trivia for today: (and yesterday): Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973, vividly remembers that “Lobster” on the wall over the years.  The Cooprider family of 9  used to go for “Francesco’s” PIZZA! To die for. Patti had ‘carbonnara’ and Coop loved the ‘gnocci’. 😉 Kami

Tell us your “Dining with Diego” story: diegovociproject@gmail.com

See “Dining with Diego” Parts 1, 2 and 3:

AC P of W #286 8/23/2015

#DIEGOVOCI MASTERWORK A FAMILY AFFAIR

Feast your eyes upon execution of an exquisite true masterwork by internationally collected figurative artist Diego Voci (1920-1985).

The excellence of skill and dimension would have you believe you are wearing 3D glasses. This treasure is the latest addition to the Fairchild Family Art Collection.

harlequin au bonnet rouge 113884 - COPY for POST 28 JUL 2015

harlequin au bonnet rouge31 x 23 inches  (#Harlequin with red cap”)

To see more on “Next Generation” Brad Fairchild’s latest #gold treasures:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/the-sleuths-who-know-find-gold/

To see Brad’s mother Cheryl’s #treasured find and story see:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/potential-diegovoci-model-kicking-herself/

See Brad’s version of #Woman In Gold:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/new-generation-discovering-diegovoci-gold-part-one/

Brad wrote recently,

“I’m so happy with these paintings – every morning when I walk downstairs, I’m thrilled all over again…”

                      Send us your DIEGO finds, we’ll be featuring more #treasures soon!

www.diegovociproject.com

                                   “Diego Voci” is on GOOGLE and YouTube

AC P of W #280 7/28/2015