This trio of works on canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) is lost out there in the world somewhere. And there are a couple thousand more, help us locate them. The original Diego owners have either passed away, or are dying, divorced or downsizing.
Each have frames made by Helga Voci, Diego’s love and confidant. She found these faded Polaroid images in a shoe box.
Helga Voci, Diego’s lover, wife and confidant from 1960 until his death from lung cancer (chain smoker), wrote in her biography, her memory;
“Diego played cards with the Fishermen”
Here is an example of Diego’s memory of 3 Fisherman we found in an old faded Polaroid from 1974.
“Fisherman” # 151-195 60x80cm purchased by Mr. Thomas
To learn more about the life of Helga and Diego: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego
#VanGogh artistic talent was among the all-time best. But, it didn’t sell until many years after his #death; and now Van Gogh’s works bring in multi-millions worldwide.
As noted in the Wikipedia biography (see below) of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85), he was motivated not to live the cash-strapped lives of Van Gogh and Modigliani and lived the good life solely from the buyers of his art.
“Diego thrived on camaraderie, as did other artists before him, such as Amedeo Modigliani, both “figurative” artists, both Italian born, both migrated to Paris. Among Diego’s many facets was a drive never to be poor, never to live a tormented drug ridden life of Amedeo Modigliani who at age 35 “died in Paris exacerbated by poverty only one exhibition to his credit.” or the tortured life of Vincent van Gogh who died at age 37, with only one painting purchased in his lifetime. Diego greatly admired the exceptional work of both artists, but, unlike both artists who found few buyers for their work, in their lifetime, Diego did for his.”
The time to buy a DiegoVoci™ painting is right now while there are more sellers than buyers. That will change.
Remember when houses were so cheap a few years ago? The people who took advantage got anywhere from 30% to double their money today. Buy low. Sell high.
The DiegoVoci™ owners of 30 and 40 years ago have passed or are dying. Owners literally hoarded 4,000 Diego oil paintings since Diego’s death in 1985. Yet DiegoVoci™ was unknown to the world’s art market. The paintings are showing up in yard sales, thrift shops, auctions, and eBay ranging from 97¢ to $1250. Some are quite good. One or two not as good. It’s all in the eye of the beholder. This canvas (painting above) is good. The new owner bought it at a garage sale for an amazing 97¢! You should be so lucky.
Two things are at work to raise DiegoVoci™ prices:
1. As people like you find the bargains, the supply will get tighter.
2. The demand will rise also because of the work being done by the volunteer Diego Voci Project Team to enhance awareness and value of Diego’s great body of artwork.
Get busy! Google “Diego Voci” while the buys are hot. The bottom is now. The sky’s the limit!
Go to www.diegovociproject.com to purchase a DiegoVoci™ painting.
Content below is from page 5 of 8, 1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.
A witty, gracious, confident man, DIEGO does not hunger for success. He tells those who wish to exploit him, “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.”
Painted by DIEGO for Naffouj Gallery “Death in Battle” 1969 47 ½” x 36 ¼” oil on burlap
“A man look at woman…this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god… who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman… that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like skinny woman… that’s the way I build Venus. If I am important enough, that’s enough to influence 90% of the world.” – DIEGO, 1974
Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project: www.diegovociproject.com
AC DV History #16 5/7/2010
Over 30 years ago, the art collector who purchased this painting “Donne Con Natura Morta” at a #DiegoVoci™ (VOH-chee) art exhibition in Sembach, #Germany re-titled it “Three Sisters” and believed the gold object at the bottom right was a block of #cheese. DiegoVoci™ had a deeper meaning awaiting discovery by the viewer. …Contemplate #death through the metaphor of a golden #fortune #cookie.
“Donne Con Natura Morta”, 1978, 31 ½ x 23 2/3
The word “Morta” is #Italian, literally translated is “Death”. However, it reverses meaning when the word “Natura” is added to “Morta” as in “Natura Morta”; translated to English is “Still Life”.
The trio of women are one. As DiegoVoci™ contemplated death in this painting; the fortune #cookie is the only “still life” object that unfolds his interpretation of one’s transition. DiegoVoci™ communicates the natural course of death as one receives a message from the “fortune cookie”. The #foreshadow of the physical form is interpreted as “lifeless” while the mind exudes a presence of life swayed by the uncertainty one’s experiences with thoughts of #transition.
The foundation of the true meaning in his creation lies in the shadows of the #spirit representing a bold apparent & non-apparent emotion of life. Is our life simply a mystery wrapped up in a fortune cookie?
View www.diegovociproject.com to view additional works of art by DiegoVoci™ .
Email the all volunteer Diego Voci Project team at email@example.com to share your work of art by DiegoVoci™.
AC P of W 3/14/12 #50
My wife Patti titled it “Anguish” (ca. 1966).
It became our first Diego of many to follow in our Diego laden collection of art.
Diego served in the chaos of WWII against the tyranny of the Third Reich (Hitler).
Today there is a new kind of world chaos that threatens freedom of speech. Death has become the risk the cartoonist pays who pokes fun at the truth.
Protect our Freedoms
Diego Voci Historian
So many works of art came from the artist that sat in the chair above.
So many visits to both Diego and my mother who rests along-side at the gravestones in Neuhof, Germany where I find comfort talking with both of them on a regular basis.
On a day like today (December 10, 1985) lung cancer took away my beloved so many know as DIEGO. Thank you in sharing this special remembrance with me.