#DIEGO’s LITTLE BALL! #PALLINA-MIA

Alessandra and Pallina PastelsHelga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, shares these precious phrases from Diego about their daughter Alessandra when she was a little girl;

“He (Diego) always would say to Alessandra – “Pallina Mia” (Little Ball), he loved her very much, he would go to Italy once a year and buy beautiful dresses, coats and shoes in expensive boutiques for Alessandra, this was his (Diego’s) biggest pleasure!”

To learn more; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Germany_-_Naffouj_and_Dahms_galleries

 

 

 

 

Salvador #Dali to be #exhumed amid #paternity suit!

dali image of his face

Dali thombstone

A #child touches #Salvador Dali’s #tombstone inside the Teatre-Museu Dali (Theatre-Museum Dali) in #Figueras on July 18, 2017 ahead of the exhumation of the artist’s remains. The remains of the world-famous #surrealist, who is buried in his #museum in Figueras, in northeastern #Spain, were ordered exhumed after a woman who claims to be his #daughter filed a paternity claim. 

For more information: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/health/salvador-dali-exhumed-bn/index.html

A GIFT OF OUR DAUGHTER AND OUR FIRST TRIP TO THE UNITED STATES!

“HELGA AND DIEGO”

by Helga Voci

Chapter 6 Part 1

“1970-1976”

“Diego was preparing an art show in Ravenna, Italy which was organized by Galleria Cairoli from October 30th to November 10th in 1970. We had a beautiful season, Italian lifestyle, sunshine, beach, and good Italian food.  After this exhibit we moved back to Germany in December of that year.

My parents were then building a house in Bavaria. Diego was drawing the plans and helped with the interior decoration. So we rented an apartment there from December 1970 until June 1972. At that time Diego still sent paintings to Naffouj, but he was not so happy anymore with the agreement, so we stopped and started doing the business ourselves.

For several years we worked together with Liliane Dussard, a French lady who had been working in Naffouj Gallery before and later on. I think in 1972 Christine Khan took over. I am still in contact with Christine.

In the meantime we moved from Bavaria to Schwetzingen near Heidelberg. There we had a little daughter, Alessandra (you can view a portrait Diego made of her in of the previous posts).   In 1976 we moved to Taunusstein near Wiesbaden, where we bought a house and where Diego lived and worked until his death in 1985. This house is where I still live today.

 5 October 2015 Alessandra and Pastel

Above: Pastel of Alessandra Voci when she was 8 years old, born 1974 and a recent Photograph of Alessandra today.

During that time, in 1973, we made our first trip to the United States. We bought a car in New York and we drove across the U.S. from N.Y. to San Francisco. We went to places like New Orleans and Albuquerque. We visited several Indian pueblos, where Diego started to make sketches of the Indians, because he thought they had very interesting faces.”

Let the DVP Team know at diegovociproject@gmail who Diego visited during his travels in the United States1973.