Diego Voci; “Nude in Yellow” 48″x36″ oil on canvas
$20,000 REWARD for this stolen masterwork by internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO VOCI (VOH-chee) 1920-1985!
In 1973 Dr. Ogden Brown, an addicted Diego Voci collector, obtained the phenomenal “NUDE IN YELLOW” 48″ x 36″ directly from Diego Voci. About 1974, this marvelous painting strangely disappeared in a move of the Brown family from one home to another in Colorado. They saw “NUDE IN YELLOW” go into the moving truck. The painting was missing when the truck was unloaded and hasn’t been seen since.
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.
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.
Content below is from page 5 of 8, 1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.
A witty, gracious, confident man, DIEGO does not hunger for success. He tells those who wish to exploit him, “You want to make me something in the sky with wings…go ahead. You want to make me famous… go ahead. But this is not my life.”
Painted by DIEGO for Naffouj Gallery “Death in Battle” 1969 47 ½” x 36 ¼” oil on burlap
“A man look at woman…this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god… who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman… that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like skinny woman… that’s the way I build Venus. If I am important enough, that’s enough to influence 90% of the world.” – DIEGO, 1974
Helga #Voci, widow to Diego Voci, has a shoebox with old photos of paintings done by Diego but many do not have names of owners on them… so the whereabouts are unknown.
This is one of the images of a Diego #cubistic painting that came from Helga’s shoebox… size and title are unknown:
Notice the rider appears to be strumming a base fiddle that forms into the rider’s left leg as he straddles his flying horse. And if you look at the eye of the bull, he’s thinking “What the heck is going on here?” This story-filled #painting leaves you with many interpretations. Most important is to find its owner and its trail of history.