DIEGO VOCI: MASTER OF #SURREALISM

In 1976, James Andrus bought this oval surrealistic work of art by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci titled “LA NUIT”. Write us if you know where this painting is today.

La Nuit #561-494 oval 1976See a wonderful example of Diego Surrealism talent “The Green Horse” https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/another-surrealism-masterpiece-by-diegovoci/

 

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WHY #PICASSO IS MOWING THE LAWN IN #BROOKLYN?

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“…wants to make sure the art world doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

‘If Picasso Was Around Today He’d Have to Mow Lawns’: Why One Artist Installed a 10-Foot Picasso Lawn Gnome in Brooklyn 

Click link to read how! #DiegoVoci also created #Caricatures to bring fun into life.. https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#44219

LOST PAINTING! WHO OWNS THIS PAINTING AND WHERE IS IT NOW?

 

Surrealist Diego

Diego Voci; Pastel and Tempera

 

Any whereabouts of this painting or owner, please contact the diegovociproject@gmail.com.  Our mission is to catalog all of Diego Voci’s works of art with the official Archive of the Diego Voci Estate!

To Learn and View more:

On #Google; “Diego Voci Images” (Google selected them!!) Diego Voci Images
#Museum Tour; https://youtu.be/cnZXQuUbjlU
The book “Beauty of Diegohttp://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego
$20,000 Reward: https://youtu.be/EA5aZ88bCM4

$157 #MILLION #MODIGLIANI

 

Modigliani Nu Couche

Amedeo Modigliani, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) (1917)

 

At Sotheby’s, the top lot of the night (May 14, 2018) —and one of the most buzzed-about this season—was Amedeo Modigliani‘s large nude Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) (1917), which carried a $150 million estimate, the most expensive ever placed on a single work at auction. It also had an irrevocable, or third-party, bid placed in advance. The work sold for a premium-inclusive price of $157 million after sparse bidding.

“Modigliani has now joined the ultimate club within the art market at $150 million,” he said at a post-sale press conference. “He’s the only artist who has broken that ceiling twice.”

To Read more: Led by a $157 Million Modigliani, Sotheby’s Otherwise Tepid Impressionist Sale Makes $318 Million

The Modigliani canvas is part of a prized series of nude paintings, produced between 1916 and 1919, that caused a scandal when they were first shown in Paris. When exhibited in  Berthe Weill’s gallery for what would be the only one-man exhibition that Modigliani during his lifetime, a sizable crowd outside raised the curiosity of the police, who shut down the show after two days. (Only two drawings sold.)

Worth the view; Some of Modigliani’s Most Seductive Portraits Were Once Censored by Police—See Them Here https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/modigliani-tate-london-1232252

Destined to be an all time classic, Diego Voci’s; $20,000 REWARD for the “Nude in Yellow” Watch! https://youtu.be/EA5aZ88bCM4

 

DIEGO VOCI #MASTERPIECE FOUND IN #LITHUANIA

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.

 

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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:

Collector Heidi Hurlimann: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/early-diego-voci-discovery-unveiled/

Collector Sid Lall; https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/diego-or-degas-horses-racing/

Unknown Collector; Kodner Gallery; https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page6.html#44858

 

 

 

CARICATURE ART IS AN ART FORM

A picture is worth a thousand words”.

Caricature art can be funny. Caricature art can be biting. Caricature art can be influential.

This exceptional caricature artist is generously rewarded by New Yorker Magazine for making President Trump look foolish; talented art that effectively reflects the magazine’s political bias. The extreme can become a turn-off too many.

New Yorker and Diego's Father in Law image

Although Diego avoided politics, his caricatures were exceptional.
Diego used caricature art not only to get quick money, but moreover to study people’s faces that would eventually appear by brush and paint on canvas.*

*To view “The Beauty of Diego” book click here: www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

DIEGO_VOCI #PERCEPTION OF #3D ON CANVAS

Unter Der Brucke #861-543 Jon Ferrante 1976

Der Brunnen #491-955 Harley Maddock 1979

Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) creates an illusion of distance, making the viewer peer through an arch or window to see his faraway subject. Here are 2 examples (above) from 1976 and 1979.

Have you found or know of a DIEGO artwork? Contact us: diegovociproject@gmail.com

GOOGLE “DiegoVoci” and Click on IMAGES – see Google’s “DIEGO” Gallery . . . .

 

#PET LOVERS: DIEGO THE ARTIST, WAS ONE

An early Diego canine canvas from the mid 1960’s and a later Diego feline work from the mid 1970’s.

Diego Old Man and Madchen Mit Katze Image

Here (below) is internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) with his “Lady”. Read what Helga, Diego’s widow had to say; https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43457

Diego with LADY

Pronunciation Video of the name Diego Voci

Rare #Diego Self Portrait Available!

Der Kunstler und sein Model 32x24 selfportrait #73814

Diego Voci; “Der Kunstler Sein Model Post” 32″ x 24″ oil on canvas #73814

When you need money, I go paint some”, common words from Diego to Helga. Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, shares some moments of Diego.

“Diego did not get so much excited when he sold a painting, he knew he needed the money to pay the bills, but money did not really interest him, he wanted a good life, nice Restaurants, Holidays, good Hotels, pay his bills, the house, etc. but he never was interested to save money, he did not care, as long as I [Helga] had a comfortable life and Alessandra [daughter] had everything she needed, everything was fine.”

The truth is if Diego could look down and see today;

The only things left for his widow and daughter at his death in 1985 were “some paintings and debts”. Helga at 78 with a daughter with Crohn’s Disease, is still working as a framer of other peoples’ art to meet expenses…
…THEREFORE, Helga is now offering the one piece dear to her heart she said she would never sell; The self portrait of Diego.

In this rare self portrait of Diego (Der Kunstler und Sein Model, oil on canvas 32″ x 24″), surrounded by his love for art and his inspirations is offered on the Diego Voci Project website for 6000 Euros. Here is the link and explore the inspirations and intimacies of Diego Voci. https://www.diegovociproject.com/_p/prd4/4674134593/product/der-kunstler-und-sein-model

 

“Vincent” Could Be a Song About Diego Voci

A line in Don McClean’s haunting song about Vincent #VanGogh is “Weathered faces lined in pain are soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand”. The “weathered faces” of people being deported likewise inspired Diego’s hand with brush to canvas.

 

Les Deportes #361-464 60x80cm Kantor 1976

Diego Voci; “Les Deportes” #361-464 80x60cm oil on canvas

This painting “Les Deportes” was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Kantor in 1976. Mr. & Mrs. Kantor found the Diego Voci Project back in 2010 on a thread title Diego Voci History on Artifact Collectors. Here is link to other stories at Artifact Collectors; Diego Voci History  and here an image of the Mr. & Mrs. Kantor reaching out to the Diego Voci Project.

Nita & George Kantor October 9 2010 AC