Get Out There and Hunt!

Jeune Femme avec Enfant 70 x 50 cm 4802-067 front index card

Diego Voci “Jeune Femme avec Enfant” #4802-067; 70 x 50cm oil on canvas 

Diego’s are everywhere!!! They’ve been found in Thrift shops, under the bed, in the attic, on restaurant walls, around the world: Brandy Hepler found a Diego for 97 cents

Read more at:  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page4.html#62739

Help us find the 4000 oil paintings Antonio Diego Voci completed in his lifetime (1920-1985).

“Jeune Femme avec Enfant” was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A Tamaio on April 28th 1980 straight from Diego’s studio.

Where is this painting now??  Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com!

 

 

 

“YOU ALREADY POSTED THIS DIEGO!”

Close, but no cigar.  The link you are referring to is https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/where-is-this-little-gem-now .  The haystacks there, are in the middle of the landscape.

As with many master painters, Diego Voci would return to variations of favorite subjects.  (Claude Monet did hundreds of haystacks) This beautiful rendered Diego piece was purchased in Pirmasens, Germany by Signore Barcchetti on 31 March 1980 for $680.

Dorf auf Menorca 3802-052 faded polaroid index card

Diego Voci; “Dorf auf Menorca” 60 x 80 cm. Helga Voci, widow of Diego, made the frame. (faded polaroid image of this painting)

See 2 Diego Sketches of Menorca, Link: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/memories-of-menorca-1976-on-diegos-birthday/

Happy 97th Birthday Innocenzo! Who?

Why would someone change their middle name to “Diego“?  Google “Diego” and you get results for San Diego, Diego Rivera, Go Go Diego, children’s character.  Antonio Diego Voci changed his middle name to Diego.  Google Antonio Diego Voci, click on images and be amazed to view artworks by “Diego” Voci.

“#Diego” as he wanted the world to know him, rejected his birth middle name “Innocenzo”.  Being the youngest of three boys by fifteen years, that sweet little newborn was the picture of innocence (Italian: innocenza). Diego wanted to be seen as anything but innocent.  The family pet childhood name “Toto” was enough to bear. “Diego told me he never liked his middle name,” said Helga Drössler Voci, wife. “Innocenzo” is conspicuous by its official document absence in Diego’s life. Innocenzo was discovered only on his birth certificate (see below). After that it is “Antonio Voci” until 1976 when “Diego” is slipped into a government document.” – Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia 

1920 August VOCI Antonio Innocenzo Birth Certificate Gasperina, Italy Resized

“In 1976, the metamorphosis of Diego for his middle name was completed by Diego on at least one official document when he registered residence in Taunusstein (by Wiesbaden) at the time he and Helga purchased their first and last home and studio. The name is “Antonio Diego Voci”, finally official recognition of Diego on a government document” (see below)

1976 March 31 Taunusstein Residence Permit includes DIEGO name Resized

 

#DIEGO VOCI HAD A #DREAM

Le Cirque 70 x 80cm Du Boise

The Diego Voci Project shares Diego’s portrayal of this dream he had as a member of the circus (in this faded Polaroid image of Le Cirque) .  How many figures can you count?  Did you see the large banana shaped smiling face in the left hand corner?  Which figure do you think is Diego?

Diego Voci Project has a Buy or Borrow program to acquire the best works for a future Major Museum Exhibition.  Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

#DIEGO TAKES YOU TO THE #FRENCH COAST

Jeunes Filles a la Fenetre Eugene Pizzo Jr Front Index card

This masterly rendered canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) is titled Jeunes Filles a la Fenêtre (Young Girl at the Window).  It was purchased by Eugene Pizzo Jr. in Spangdahlem on August 7, 1980 for $940.  This is one of a few thousand Diego works (including drawings) still scattered around the world.

As a viewer you are hereby anointed as a scout.  Go hunting.  They could be anywhere in any country on a wall, under the bed, in a garage, in a yard sale, in a gallery, on eBay.  They are out there somewhere.  Help make Diego Voci history complete. diegovociproject@gmail.com

DID #DIEGO COPY #CEZANNE?

Stillife with Flowers and Cezanne still life

Top: Diego (old faded Polaroid image) ; Bottom: Cezanne

Diego never copied said the widow, Helga of her internationally collected artist husband Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).  Others who knew Diego confirmed he did everything from either memory or pure creativity.  The experienced eye can spot Cezanne’s influence but, the work remains distinctly Diego.  (Check out the #pears).

Helga found this faded (the rich color is gone) Polaroid indicating Joseph Di Giacinto paid only $380 in Stuttgart, #Germany in 1975.   “Hey Joseph!” Contact us at diegovociproject.com.

#DIEGO AND #DEGAS

Two Great Artists with a Deep Love of #Horses

Worldly acclaimed Edgar Degas (1834-1917) and Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) both equine illustrators exemplar.  Examples of Diego’s compilation of horses is the first set and Degas is the second set of image.

Horse Compilation by Diego

Degas Horses Collage

The purpose of including 2 images (positioned in the center in the first set) by Diego is to find them today so we can bring their provenance up to date.  If you see them, contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

All we know to date is the top center one was posted on Artifact Collectors by Nadja, we believe in Germany.  And the bottom center image was purchased originally by Col. Harrington back in 1975.

CELEBRATE BEING YOU!!

The team at Diego Voci Project joins New Yorker and its chosen artist Kadir Nelson for this day of liberty in wishing one and all a Happy 4th of July.

The New Yorker July 3 2017

Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) noted in Wikipedia embraced all peoples for his subjects.  The evidence is in his thousands of oil paintings.  Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images” to see the large collection Google has selected.  The Diego Voci Project (DVP) is seeking to find and catalog the many hundreds of Diego Voci canvases scattered around the world. www.diegovociproject.com   

The “Entertainer” at the Easel

The clown genre by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) is among the world’s all-time best.

A wannabe jester himself, Diego loves to clown around, as you see in these two images followed by “The Clown” for which there is a $30,000 Reward offered.

Helga Voci who was beside Diego from 1960 to 1985 says “Diego liked to be entertaining and do funny things, stupid things”.

Maybe that’s why Diego was so fascinated with clowns, of which he painted many from memory.

Diego Sense of Humor with Fur Hat and Turbin

There is a $30,000 REWARD OFFERED for one special clown stolen from Otterbach, Germany.  Link to YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc

Diego Voci

http://www.diegovociproject.com

#Germany! Where is this Painting Now?

Don Quichote and Sancho Panza 60x80cm

This is a faded Polaroid of a internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85) painting titled: “Don Quichote and Sancho Panza” oil on canvas 60x80cm which was originally purchased about 1975 by Herr Schmalz.

The Diego Voci Project is seeking the whereabouts of Herr Schmalz and this painting.

Helga, widow of Diego, shared with us her memory “as far as I can remember Herr Schmalz was the director of the Canadian Officers Club in Baden Baden, Germany.”   

View additional examples of Don Quixotes painted by Diego Voci on #Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/don-quixote-diegovocitm/