“2 Girlfirends” was selected for teh Private #Collection as one of the favorites by DIEGO’s associates at the #NAFFOUJ #GALERIE in #Landstuhl #Germany.
Joy #Naffouj, who with then husband Dr. #Jawdat_Naffouj represented #DIEGO_VOCI in Germany starting in 1966. They met Diego while doing #caricatures. Soon, Diego presented a collection of #paintings to show his versatility, technical skills and styles. He agreed to sign a contract where he was “committed to a guaranteed income”. So the story goes . . .
. . . have you seen DIEGO’s caricatures? Read more here . . .
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:
More new images showing Diego Voci enjoying life to its fullest! Here shown with Helga Voci and friends in 1973-74 era with a nice selection of the artist’s works on the wall! Are you in the photo? Find more images of DIEGO et. al.
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