WHO OWNS THIS #BULLFIGHT TODAY?

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This Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) painting titled “Bullfight” from December 1974 was purchased by George Beasley and the Diego Voci Project team (all volunteer group) is searching for this painting or the whereabouts of.    

Please contact the Diego Voci Project Team at diegovociproject@gmail.com or www.diegovociproject.com

 

 

WHERE IS THIS LITTLE GEM NOW?

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On October 30, 1976 in Wiesbaden, Germany, a William Burdümy purchased this Diego Voci (1920-85) painting titled “Haystacks“.  This painting was painted in Diego’s home studio where Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, still lives today.  

 Haystack examples

“Haystack” examples were a fascination by other masters; #Monet, #Pissaro and #Cezanne.  

Please visit www.diegovociproject.com to view more master pieces from the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci.

Memories of Diego Voci by Widow Helga

The Diego Voci Project is gathering “everyday moments” of Diego.

We posted a series of questions on Artifact Collectors to help us learn more about Diego.  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page17.html#115141

Helga Voci in Germany, responded.  She is the widow of internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85).  Helga shares with us her behind the scenes life with Diego.

What would Diego say when he was smoking a cigarette? (2 packs a day, unfiltered)
“Diego said never anything when he smoked, he enjoyed his cigarettes, and he only got mad when me or somebody else would criticize for smoking so much. He smoked all over, in the house, in the car, at a friends’ house.”

DIEGO with cigarette in hand

Would Diego say anything after a first sip of wine? “Wine was fine for him, but he would never drink more than 1 or 2 glasses, after dinner only espresso and water.”

What would Diego say when he was frustrated with a painting? What would he do? Would he stop and say something or did he gesture a frustration?  “When Diego was frustrated with a painting he would put it aside and finish it later.”

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when a potential collector came thru the door?  “Diego was always friendly and very pleased when somebody would come through the door, a customer or just friend, he always liked to have guests in the house, we always said-we have an open house.”

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when Diego put down his paint brush and knew a painting was done?  “When a painting was done, he would put it away and it did not interest him anymore, he was only interested in a white canvas, so he could start again.”

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What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when he sold a painting?  “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 shevel money, he did not care, as long as I had a comfortable life and Alessandra had everything she needed, everything was fine.”

What would Diego say over and over and over again to Alessandra?  “He always would say to Alessandra “Pallina mia” (little ball), he loved her very much, he would go to Italy once a year and buy beautiful dresses, coats and shoes in expensive boutiques for her, this was his biggest pleasure, he would buy everything what she wanted.”

DIEGO, Joy & Alessandra in St. Tropez, France 1977

Helga, what slipped into Diego’s voice to keep you calm, “quote” in his words? “To me he would say: Tutto bene (everything all right), non aver paura (don`t worry), and stai calma (be quiet, there are no problems).”

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Diego Collectors, share your memories with us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

 

 

Morocco… Spain… and Glass Paint

The presence and recognition of Diego Voci (1920-85) is expanding each day in the world of art.

Here is a recent discovery of a Diego Voci collector Ann Birkhimer whose daughter Karen shares with us their family’s Diego collection.

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The beginning…..”During 1972-74 at one of the officers clubs (not sure but may have been Rhein Main) near Wiesbaden, Germany the paintings were purchased.  My father was stationed there on three separate occasions, the last being 1972-1976.” 

“My mother (Ann) bought them because she just loved them all.  One of them is in the cubist style and quite large (my brother has that one) and it was quite unusual that she (Ann) would purchase something so “modern” as she has always tended to be rather traditional in her tastes. The painting is called “Masks”.  But, for some reason the painting “spoke” to her and she bought it along with the three other more traditional paintings. Those three all look sort of Spanish or Moroccan.”

The “Masques en blue et rouge” is done in “glass paint” which is unique method of material to use for painting.  Here are some other examples of “glass paint” paintings by Diego https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/glass-paint-diegovocitm/

The inspiration for the Spanish “Une Village en Espagna” and Moroccan paintings came from Diego’s love of the people and warmer climates.  Here is an historical excerpt from Helga’s (widow of Diego Voci) biography of her and Diego:

“The weather was very bad in London and Diego wanted to go south to the sun. So we decided to go to Spain in October 1961. We took the car and went southward, stopped in several cities and after about 1 month we arrived in the Andalusia region in a very beautiful little fishing village called Almunecar. This was an artist`s colony, all kind of artists from different countries. 

We stayed until January 1962. We had a beautiful and very interesting time with long discussions, Diego also made paintings and drawings but he never kept anything, when the painting was finished he was not interested anymore and made presents to friends. He was very popular among the Spanish people also the higher class and he felt wonderful.

In February 1962 we left Spain and went to Morocco, first to Casablanca and Tangier and then he was supposed to go to Marrakech to do some work in an American Officers’ Club. I had to go to Germany for personal reasons, so I flew to Munich while Diego stayed in Marrakech.”

Visit www.diegovociproject.com to view and learn more about Diego Voci.

 

#Magicians of #Light, Video from #Sotheby’s + #DiegoVoci

Click on this link to view the 3 minute #video from Sotheys: http://artdaily.com/?date=02/21/2017

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As with the Masters of Impression, DiegoVoci (1920-85) infused the magic of light.

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Visit www.diegovociproject.com to view more.  The Diego Voci Project is an all volunteer group assisting the Diego Voci Estate in archiving all of Diego Voci works of art.  Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com .  

#Google “Diego Voci” and click on images.  

 

WHAT HAPPENED SINCE #SEPTEMBER 23, 2016?

4 #months later what does #Google search say about the posting of 4 #Diego Voci #paintings for #sale by Diego Collector David Blackburn?

We asked #Google to search: “Diego Voci paintings for sale

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NOTE: #Google #algorithms respond differently in search references based on what they think are the interests of the individual user, so they may show a different order on the readers search.

Searched results:

On the first page Diego Voci Project is noted as number three as an entry within “WordPress.com” stating “Blackburn comment –on- 4 –paintings- for –sale – on”.

Artpal” came up number five stating “I have a #private #collection of nine DIEGO Voci original paintings that I ….”

Page Two of this search on Google shows that http://www.diegovociproject.com shows up #16.  And then dz.wordpress/tag/”Four Diego Voci Painting for sale.” (with images) which also provides link to #Artpal for Blackburn’s 4 paintings for sale.

Visit www.diegovociproject.com.  We are an all-volunteer team assisting the Diego Voci Estate in creating awareness of the internationally collected artist Diego Voci.

A Nice Painting by Diego… will sell within 4 Hours!

 

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Although the Diego Voci Project has no connection to this ebay offerring, we just spotted it and as this is posted it has 4 hours go go.  It is an authentic Diego work of art from the 1970’s.

Buy it here on Ebay! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antonio-Diego-Voci-Original-Oil-Painting-Woman-Traumerei-/232089766951?hash=item3609a0cc27:g:xnYAAOSwmLlX4X6j

 

#GOOGLE “Diego Voci”, click on “IMAGES”. . .

Enter “Diego Voci” into #Google, Bing, Yahoo, or any search engine…

CLICK on “IMAGES” in top left of Toolbar. See something like this:

Peruse #Diego’s #Artworks Available to you now:  www.diegovociproject.com

DVP Graphics to Acquire 18 AUG 2016