12 #PORTRAITS THAT MADE #ART-MARKET #HISTORY — AT CHRISTIE’S

Christie’s shares “A good portrait offers so much more than the depiction of another person — it can offer a glimpse into their soul.”

https://www.christies.com/features/12-great-portraits-sold-at-Christies-10399-1.aspx?sc_lang=en#FID-10399

DIEGO & NAFFOUJ IN A TIME MACHINE

Destination Urbino, Italy! Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985), in 1978 journeyed to Urbino, the birthplace of RAPHAEL 500 years ago!!!  https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2020/04/11/raphael-500th-death-anniversary/

The goal was be immersed in the aura of centuries of creative genius.  Diego did at least 9 high quality paper lithographs on stone.  One is “Le Couple” chosen now to be “considered” for the 3rd book about Diego to be published by Stephen Max titled “Artist of a Thousand Faces”.  ( A worldwide search is in progress to find unique faces by Diego for his 100th Anniversary) https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/planning-stages-and-you-can-be-featured/

Diego Voci; “Le Couple” Tempera with Gold Leaf 65 x 65cm

Diego’s widow, Helga Voci, has a few of “Le Couple” available https://www.diegovociproject.com/product-page/title-le-couple.  The original was purchased for the Cooprider Family Collection https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/cooprider-family-collection/collections

HUMOR CAPTURED FROM 1973

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:

Diego Voci; “Exotic Fishes” #668 Glass Paint on Linen 60 x 70 cm

A HALF MILLION BECOMES A “BLIET” IN HISTORY AND A “BREEN”, TOO

Cartoonists Bliet & Breen nail it, without words or names telling the story of two days in history.

Diego’s widow, Helga Voci, living in Germany remembers that Diego thought of himself as a superior cartoonist. Helga treasures the one Diego did of her Dentist father, https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-histor…/Page2.html… ; one of the few known to exist out of thousands.

IDEAS FOR DIEGO’S CENTENARIAN CELEBRATION?

Google pulled these images when we typed in Diego Voci. What are your favorite Diego paintings? Please send The Diego Voci Project Team your thoughts and ideas to help with creating our special events. This August 10th 2020, Diego™ would have celebrated his 100 year Birthday. Learn more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

“VOCI” VS. “DIEGO” SIGNATURE

Even though called “Diego“, until 1965 he signed his works of art some form of “Voci“. See signature gallery below and on Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia:

From 1962 thru 1965 Diego was represented at the prestigious Schlossgalerie (see below) and an image of a 1965 ad from a Zurich newspaper. He began signing “Diego” in 1966.

https://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

#CELEBRATE DIEGO’S #CENTENARY

As the Diego Voci Project Team puts together our strategies for this Centenary Celebration, we would like to hear from YOU. Please send us your thoughts and ideas to help with creating our special events to diegovociproject@gmail.com.


This August 10th 2020, Diego would have celebrated his 100 year Birthday. We can honestly say there has never been a better or more exciting time to be part of the Diego Voci Project family.

Learn more about the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

THE #JOURNEY OF “L’ARLEQUIN TRISTE” BY #DIEGO UNFOLDED

Diego Voci; “L’Arlequin Triste” oil on canvas #5812-174

This painting L’Arlequin Triste by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) was wrapped in packaging for 40 years (owned by the original owner of Talbert’s Kleine Galeria in Tacoma, WA.).

Days ago… this painting L’Arlequin Triste arrived to its new owner, packing material removed and looks as if DIEGO had just finished painting this piece.

From the archives of Helga Voci, she shares her words her travels with Diego during the 1980’s to the United States. “On that trip in 1980 we went to N.Y. and Philadelphia where Diego has family still today. We also went to Tacoma, Washington, where Diego had an exhibit in a gallery called – Talbert`s Kleine Galerie in Gig Harbor, WA. Then on to San Francisco, New Orleans, Albuquerque. And again we drove to Colorado Springs. Along the way, we visited with many American friends we had met in Germany. At several places, we had private shows. We both liked the United States very much.” https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#44298

To view additional paintings by Diego Voci in a similar style: