EACH OF YOU… have an opportunity to participate in the publishing of Your Diego artworks. A new book “Artist of a Thousand Faces” is in the planning stages by Stephen Max to celebrate Diego’s 100th Year (August 10th).
Please EMAIL email@example.com us your unique Diego “faces” works of art and any stories or quips you have, to be considered for this publication (by May 15, 2020)
Example of unique “faces” by Diego above in Face Compilation I
Since late 2009, the Diego Voci Project has been in a worldwide search for the best of Diego Voci oil paintings. We just found this “VOCI” masterpiece in Lithuania for $3,500 complete door to door.
Diego Voci; Pferde auf Weide; 61x108cm oil on canvas, signed “Voci”
This is only the 4th “VOCI” discovered so far from the era of Diego’s connection to the Schlossgalerie (who served a wealthy horse owner clientele) in Zurich advertised as “Antonio Voci”, 1962-1965. It is the first that DVP could acquire for the day a generous benefactor is willing to finance a major Diego Museum Exhibition.
In his early career internationally collected artist Antonio Innocenzo Voci (1920-1985) signed his works some form of VOCI (VOH-chee). He was known his nickname by “Diego”. About 1966 he began using the “Diego” signature through 1985.
Here are the 3 other examples of “VOCI” paintings:
The exquisite #painting title “Lady with Fur” was originally owned by a Colonel (who has since passed away). This painting was seen in a run-down home. A neighbor to the run-down home, Cheryl Gossman, went over as people were throwing the contents of the home in the trash. Cheryl saw this painting “Lady with Fur” across the room and inquired about having the painting. The individuals clearing out the house said “sure”. This painting is one of about 4000 oil paintings internationally collected #artist #Diego Voci completed during his lifetime (1920-1985).
Now this painting is seen, viewed and admired each day. You too, may find a #Diego anywhere to own and enjoy. This is a truth amongst the collectors we have identified to date over 1000 Diego paintings and drawings we have cataloged in the Diego Voci Estate Archive.
In September of 1980 at Galerie Dahms on the prestigious Wilhelmstrasse of #Wiesbaden, #Germany, someone unknown person paid 3,100 Deutsche Marks for this fairly large painting by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).
La Vendeuse de Cocombres #4802-056 oil on canvas (English translation “saleswomen of melons”)
Helga Voci recalls, “The buyer may have been a German Doctor.” No name is on the index card. Siegfred Dahms owner of Galerie Dahms said this about Diego;
“DIEGO is one of the few artistic personalities whose paintings really appeal to people. They understand, they get excited about and they really enjoy living with DIEGO’s art. The beauty of his paintings and the desire of possession are often so immerse that people gradually acquire more and more of his work. DIEGO buyers soon become DIEGO collectors.”
(left) Träumender Harlekin D-3842537 50x60cm (20” x 24”), Tempera
(Right) Schiff45x58cm (18” x 23”), Tempera
Both paintings (from the Diego Voci Estate) purchased by Jacqueline Risch, a collector in Germany. Jacqueline and her brother grew up knowing of Diego Voci as their father was a collector of Diego’s works. Jacqueline and her father visited regularly Wiesbaden, Germany when Jacqueline was still a child.
In Wiesbaden, Jacqueline and her father would visit Gallery Dahms where her father bought several painting from them (works by Diego Voci and other painters). During Jacqueline’s life, she visited Gallery Dahms by herself until the owner of Gallery Dahms passed away. Jacqueline’s brother found the Diego Voci Project on the Internet.
Jacqueline has visited Helga at her home recently in Taunusstein and since then has become friends.