These colorful #muses are a testament to Diego’s comment about women:
“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 the skinny woman … that’s the way I build Venus.” DIEGO #VOCI, 1974
3 years ago, we the DIEGO VOCI PROJECT posted an exquisite artwork by Antonio DIEGO Voci asking “Where is it Now?” We heard nothing. So, I (Kami Cooprider) happened to see the Index Card which #Helga_Voci created to track #DIEGO’s sales over the years, shown below the true color image here: “Arlequin sur la Plage” by #DIEGO
I decided to search for the owner’s name on the card. Low and behold there was a man of the same name right nearby in Chula Vista, CA – just miles down the road from San Diego. Making a photocopy, I snail-mailed the images to Gene A. and gave him our DVP phone number! 2 days later the call came in. Gene was as surprised by our mail as we were to hear back from him. YES, he still owned this exquisite oil painting “Arlequin sur la Plage” and it graces Gene’s walls still today! And,he owns 2 more #DIEGO artworks!
Better still is the story Gene shared about how, while visiting with DIEGO, he noticed there was a trace of a figure on the wall on the left next to the #Harlequin:
So, Gene asked DIEGO to paint over it some before taking it home. Yet, here we are 40 years later and the figure is starting to slowly reappear according to Gene. The next day Gene sent an image of the back of the canvas – here you see it. DIEGO often painted over canvases and always said, “You don’t ask yourself what day do you have the idea… it grows from yourself.” – DIEGO Quote from Victoria Williams article 1974.
We’ll be featuring another of Gene’s DIEGO artworks soon! Keep an eye out for more . . .
CHECK OUT #Harlequins, #Alequins, and #Harlekins by Antonio DIEGO Voci:
CONNECT WITH US FIND YOUR SPACE – FORGE YOUR CONNECTION Bringing together the Next Generation The Diego Voci Project where we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Diego’s birth (August 10th). This year marks the 100th year since the Master’s birth in Gasperina Italy. This summer set your sights on a Diego experience. Engage with our passion, and experience the beauty of Diego. The Diego Voci Project is growing a community of people, art and ideas. Find your space.From Masterpieces in oil to Tempera and Watercolour, there’s plenty of faces to discover. In recognition of this once in a lifetime occurrence we are creating a book titled Diego The Artist of a Thousand Faces. Enjoy the celebration and this video about the art of Diego in Diego – Artist of a Thousand Faces from Stephen Max
Marsha Largent Piper (daughter of Dr. Ogden Brown, collector of Diego Voci and once USA agent for Diego Voci) just sent the Diego Voci Project an image of herself with Diego during the 1973 Diego Voci Exhibition at the Broadmoor in Boulder, Colorado. Marsha recalls laughing often with Diego.
In 1973, when Diego was staying with collector Dr. Ogden Brown in Colorado, Diego was at his creative best. He experimented with Glass paint right in the Brown’s kitchen. Diego cooked and painted with glass paint. Yes Diego had to “cook” the glass paint.
From Marsha’s collection here is a wild example by Diego:
Last known information was purchased in 1974 by Ralph Bruns in Frankfurt, Germany. Any information on the whereabouts of this painting or owner would be greatly appreciated. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org