If you have this Diego Painting, contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com!

In September of 1980 at Galerie Dahms on the prestigious Wilhelmstrasse of #Wiesbaden, #Germany, someone unknown person paid 3,100 Deutsche Marks for this fairly large painting by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).

La Vendeuse de Cocombres 4802-056 front index card

La Vendeuse de Cocombres #4802-056 oil on canvas (English translation “saleswomen of melons”)

Helga Voci recalls, “The buyer may have been a German Doctor.”  No name is on the index card.  Siegfred Dahms owner of Galerie Dahms said this about Diego;

“DIEGO is one of the few artistic personalities whose paintings really appeal to people.  They understand, they get excited about and they really enjoy living with DIEGO’s art.   The beauty of his paintings and the desire of possession are often so immerse that people gradually acquire more and more of his work.  DIEGO buyers soon become DIEGO collectors.”

Learn more about Diego.  Take a virtual museum tour. https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

#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.

Where is this Painting Now… Le Retour des Champs?

Le Retour des Champs 50x70cm index card faded polaroid

Le Retour des Champs back of index card

Here is the back of the index card of the painting’s information from the original purchase back in 1980.  Any information on the whereabouts… the owner of this painting please contact the Diego Voci Project (DVP) at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

To learn more on Diego visit Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia site.

Who Owns Jeune Fille A La Fenettre?

Jeune Fille A La Fenettre

This is a Polaroid image of an original oil painting titled “Jeune Fille A La Fenettre”  50x60cm by internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85).

This painting was purchased by LTC. Tinsley in September 1, 1974.

Any information or whereabouts of this painting, please contact diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia website.

 

 

Who Own this #Painting?

The Farmers 30x40 cm

The Farmers by internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85).

This painting was originally purchased by Dr. Braun in Wiesbaden, Germany from Galerie Dahms March 27, 1975.

Any information on the whereabouts of this painting contact diegovociproject@gmail.com.

 

WHO OWNS THIS #BULLFIGHT TODAY?

Bullfight 1241-174 George Beasley

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

 

 

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.”

Foto0120 Christiane Hauk (2)

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).”

Diego__and_Helga

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

 

 

#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.  

 

IS THIS #JOSIANE?

George Roberts, a #Diego Collector shares his “Nude” #painting that resembles the look of Josiane, the first wife of Diego Voci.

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You can read a bit more on Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#First_marriage

George Roberts, shares his story about how he acquired this Diego work of art:

“We have a “nude” painting by Diego that was purchased at the Patch Barracks Officers Club in Germany in the late 1960’s from an American female who told us that this was a painting of Diego’s first wife. We paid $250.00 for the painting which was a lot of money in those days. We did not meet Diego. The painting is oil on canvas and measures approx.31” x 21” in the original frame. There is no title on the back of the canvas however a number 1697-9.” (The number on the back of the canvas represents the timing of the painting was complete)

See here images of Josiane (taken in the 1960’s) to compare with the Diego painting owned by George Roberts.

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The last known address for Josiane was:

Josiane Bjelwuck (BJIELEVUK)

Rt. De Jussy

1249 Puplinge (or Paplinge),

Geneve Switzerland

For any findings, please contact the Diego Voci Project Team (an all volunteer group) at  diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit us at www.diegovociproject.com 

 

 

 

 

#LOST #DIEGO #VOCI #PAINTINGS

WHO ARE THE OWNERS TO THESE DIEGO VOCI PAINTINGS (BELOW)?

E - Still Life with Bottles & Fruit 671 60 x 70

Still Life with Bottles & Fruit 671 60 x 70cm

F - Composition avec Madoline 625 60 x 80

Composition avec Mandoline 625 60 x 80cm

G - Homme a la Mandoline 803 80 x 60

Homme a la Mandoline 803 80 x 60 cm

There are at least 3,200 more paintings by internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGOVoci (VOH-CHEE) out there in this world.

They might be on a collector’s wall, in a gallery, or in a thrift shop. Here are 2 images of 7 paintings known to be re-sold 30 years ago. No other details known.

See two more: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page6.html#161
Another two: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page13.html#364

Signatures may be Voci, A. Voci, D. Voci, and most after 1965 “DIEGO”. See samples of signatures http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Gallery

CONTACT THE ALL VOLUNTEER TEAM WITH THE DIEGO VOCI PROJECT!

diegovociproject@gmail.com

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube!

AC DV History #156 2/14/2013