#Diego Drew Every #Waking #Minute

Brandon Katryna Benson recently posted this original drawing titled “Die Mutter bit Kind (Mother and Child)” for sale on eBay.

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The buyer of this exceptional drawing received the piece with glass that was completely shattered but fortunately after cleaning away all the shards of glass the drawing was unharmed.

Just a few years ago, the times have changed when no one knew who Diego Voci was on the internet and now paintings are frequently posted on various sites for sale and sold to new buyers of new generations.

In art, often the sign of a great artist is their ability to draw… and Joy Gibson Naffouj, the Canadian art dealer representing Diego during his art career … quoted…”Diego’s hand is so fast it disappears as you watch.”  Tony Voci, nephew of Diego, observed during his 1957 trip in Europe with his uncle… “Diego drew every waking minute“.

Drawing of this nature is done by Diego with certainty of line is complete in just a few minutes.

This Mother and Child subject matter is in memory of Diego’s trip to the Navajo Indians.

For more Mother and Child paintings and drawings visit https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/mother-and-child-by-diegovocitm-madonna-child/

 

 

“#Paintings of #Soulful #Female #Faces”

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John and Kathryn Marchi share their soulful story about how they met #Diego and acquired their two Diego works of art.

Kathryn Marchi reached out to the Diego Voci #Facebook page from a post yesterday title

“I LIKE DIEGO’S WORK BECAUSE…” .  Stephen Max, Canadian Diego Voci Project Team member asked Diego Collectors in the most recent Christmas Diego Voci Newsletter, what they like about Diego’s work.  And the responses are coming in.  Please share yours! 

“We are very excited about your Diego project!   

 Our Diego painting has been a centerpiece in our homes and admired by guests for over 40 years.  We’ve loved telling the story about how we met Diego and our visit to his studio in the Taunus in 1976. 

 We were a military family, stationed in Frankfurt, Germany from 1975-1977.  At that time, Diego was exhibiting and selling his paintings in the Frankfurt Officers’ Club.  We met him there and admired his work.

 In March, 1976, we received an invitation to attend an open house at Diego and Helga’s studio/home in Taunusstein-Neuhof near Wiesbaden, Germany. We were greeted at the door by Helga, dressed in black slacks and a sheer off-white blouse- a truly stunning woman.  Upon arrival, each guest was given a number and were told that later on in the day, a drawing would be held for a special prize, not further identified.  The home was small, cozy and decorated like one would expect from an artist…and quite charming.  Paintings were displayed everywhere.  Shortly after this, I noticed that Diego was sitting on a stool before an easel at the rear of his home, where I suspected he did all of his sketches and painting.  I stood nearby and watched the sketch of a gypsy woman unfold.  He created the picture, using one color and shades thereof.  Once completed with his brush, he took a black magic marker and put in appropriate highlights.  To my recollection, this beautiful sketch was created in less than 5 minutes.  I was truly astounded.  You can guess how we came by our sketch!  Yes, our number was drawn and we were the thrilled recipients of the Gypsy Woman prize.  Diego continued at the easel throughout the day and numbers were drawn periodically for the various sketches.

 As we browsed throughout the studio, we were also told that Diego had begun to paint landscapes and there were many being displayed.  However, my wife and I preferred what we considered Diego’s trademark; paintings of soulful female faces.  “Venus in the Springtime” caught our eye and we purchased the painting that day.  Unfortunately we have forgotten the price we paid; however, the enjoyment of this painting has been priceless.”

John D. Marchi

LTC (ret) US Army

Visit www.diegovociproject.com 

#HORSE SERIES BY DIEGOVOCI

We begin with DIEGO’s #love of the #horse.

DIEGO was fascinated by the #strength and fluid lines of the horse. A frequent subject.

C41-2 Cavalliere #766 1970 27 12 x 19 34

“Cavalliere” 1970, 19 5/8″ x 28 5/8″ oil on wood, signed “Diego” Private #Collection

31. Horses Racing ca.1962  40 x 28in Private Collection

“Horses Racing” 40″ x 28″, oil on canvas; signed “A. Voci”, sister to “Horses Grazing”  Collector unknown

Horse w/ Man in Browns Mixed Medium 30" x 22 "

Horse w/ Man in Browns Mixed Medium 30″ x 22 ” Private Collection

Green Horse Drawing 27 12 x 19 12

“Green Horse” Drawing 27 ½” x 19 ½”, Pastel on Paper, signed “D. Voci”

Private #Collection

Do you know of any other Horse drawings and / or  Horse paintings by DiegoVoci ™?

Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

DiegoVoci on #Google and #YouTube!  Check it out!

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#Conversations between #DiegoVoci™ Collectors

Eight years ago, one DiegoVoci™ collector after another found each other.  The door opened for discussions as DiegoVoci™ collectors share their hidden DiegoVoci™ works of art.  Christiane, Diego’s niece, posted her favorite DiegoVoci™ (see the original post on Artifact Collectors: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818.html#40044).

This portrait is signed “Voci” a signature used pre 1965 prior to “Diego“.  A gentleman called FORMERMIL (Col. Stev Snow) who sadly to say is no longer with us here on earth) posted an astute interpretation of Christiane Hauk’s favorite work of art by DiegoVoci™.

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A drawing by DiegoVoci™ 

In FORMERMIL’s words;

“What a great piece of art.  I love the movement surrounding an otherwise haunting Mona Lisa beauty – some sadness and resignation in the mouth and lips, yet penetrating complexity in the eyes projecting strength.”    

Contact the DVP if you have a Diego: www.diegovociproject.com

AC ADV 8/27/08 #28

NEW YORKER CARTOONIST PREDICTED #TRUMP BELLY FLOP.

The New Yorker July 27, 2015(Sometime what follows is a big splash)

 

Another case of an artist saying a lot in one drawing.

Courtesy DIEGOVOCIPROJECT.COM 30 Years ago DIEGOVOCI™ died.        His art lives on.

SEND US YOUR #PHOTOS and #MEMORIES OF #DIEGOVOCI

The #Cooprider family has never been distant from #ART. My mom Patti, an #ArtHistory Major, is having a show this weekend – with just a #Taste of her talent being shown in La Jolla, CA. Patti and my dad Coop raised us in Europe and always made sure we appreciated the cultures and the arts of each country we visited. My parents both studied Art – and even with seven kids we traveled, they traveled, seeing museums and collections we never dreamed of seeing in person. They continue with their passion of the “#Arts.” Check out my mom Patti’s Gallery Show link: http://www.1210gallery.com (FB, too).

Below are 2 photos. First shown are my dad Coop Cooprider (Diego Historian) with my 6 siblings (I took the photo in ‘72) with one of their first Diego Oil #Paintings up on the wall. “Friends” was bought from Naffouj’s Private Collection (see our heading on WordPress).

“Friends” by Diego with the COOPRIDERS, 1972

Antonio DIEGO #Voci is just one artist who graces my parents walls today in their home in California 40 years later. Best, here is the 2nd photo of my mom, #Diego, my younger sister Kendra– and myself #Kami – shown below. Diego took time (not much – maybe 5 minutes) to sketch for me my own personal “Clown.” It hung on my walls for many years. During my many moves over the last 40 years though – it disappeared.

Diego sketching a #CLOWN for #KamiCooprider, with mom Patti and Sister Kendra, ca mid 70's

Diego sketching a #CLOWN for #KamiCooprider, with mom Patti and Sister Kendra, ca mid 70’s

#TRIVIA: a point often overlooked in old photographs where Diego was captured there might be a hidden DIEGO we can identify – notice the “Flower” Painting in the top right corner? It could be the one that belongs to this day to the “Dr. Ogden Brown” family in Colorado. “Petit Fleurs” is one of the numerous DIEGO artworks in their family collection. https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

“Petit Fleurs” by Diego Voci, PC. Dunne-Brown

Do you have old photos with DIEGO in them?   Send them to us: diegovociproject@gmail.comcom or post on Facebook “Diego Voci”

Search DIEGO VOCI on YouTube and GOOGLE

AC DV History #206 9/6/2015

#BUY and #OWN A SIGNED AND NUMBERED #DIEGO LITHOGRAPH FOR $155 OR LESS!

PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING BY HELGA VOCI FROM GERMANY. 

Do you want to add one of 35 DIEGO’s Lithographs.  #Helga Voci, widow of Diego #Voci and sole owner of the DIEGO VOCI ESTATE would be pleased to know that you want another Diego artwork.

Here are just a few examples of what 140 Euro or less than can buy:

#DIEGOVOCI Lithographs SIGNED and NUMBERED from the Diego Voci Estate in Germany

#DIEGOVOCI Lithographs SIGNED and NUMBERED from the Diego Voci Estate in Germany

Check out the link at our DIEGOVOCIPROJECT.com website under “Acquire Graphics.” http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!acquire-graphics-shopping/c12yh

Coop #Cooprider and Stephen #Max recently ordered “Der Alte” litho from Helga:

“Der Alte” from the DIEGO VOCI ESTATE, sole owner is Helga Voci

ORIGINAL #DIEGO PAINTINGS? YES THEY ARE! HELP US FIND THE OWNER “DIEGO_FAN”

17 January 2015 diego_fan AC post 4 Diegos

29 June 2015 AC diego fan all 4 Diegos one image

The Diego Voci Project attempted to reach out to “diego_fan” on Artifact Collectors http://www.artifactcollectors.com/original-diego-paintings-88754.html#88754 through private message but received no response.

Any information or the whereabouts of the owner, please contact diegvociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com

July 29, 2015 AC ADV #473

Dozens of Collectors Still Have Dozens of Diegos’

Just one of many experiences with artist Antonio Diego Voci; “My parents collected over 15 pieces (mostly original oils) from our time in Germany in early 1980’s.  I used to play with Alessandra (daughter of Helga and Diego Voci) same age at the time. We had many trips to Diego and Helga’s house and Diego painted me a horse for my birthday in 1978!”

Today 37 years later, this horse drawing owned by Alissa Snow Skildheim hangs in her office.

This is only ONE of many collectors of Antonio Diego Voci works of art out in the world and many we have yet to receive images of and provenance information (including Skildheim’s.. hint, hint can’t wait to see them all.)

And, just one example of Diego’s characteristic and his obsession with capturing the moment.  Where ever, whenever and with whom… Diego would portray their wish with just a few moments and a few brush strokes… and all this is an appetite for more…

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AC P of W #270 5/6/2015

This Story is Lots of #Bull!

I was tasked to find Bob Sholar 40 years after my father, Coop, Diego Voci Historian, had visited him in Lorton, VA. I had my father’s hand scribbled 1974 notes on yellow pad indicating Sholar owned 30 Diego paintings!

Yellow Pad SHOLAR Scribbles 1974

I found him in August 2014 in central #Florida. Bob and Gretchen Sholar, 4 decades later still have their halls filled with Diegos, their master bedroom is covered with Diegos, as is their bathroom. Antonio DIEGO Voci was and is a part of their life.

Bob reminisced with me about his memorable “Bull Story” when in 1973 Diego was a guest in his Lorton,VA home:

“My office was on the downstairs level. While visiting and sitting in the office, Diego said, “Bob, I want to draw.” Diego sat on the floor, pulled out his paper, and began to sketch. Diego grabbed whatever tools were available while I watched in amazement as Diego created one after the other. Each one took maybe 15-20 minutes a piece; so within two hours there were 6 or 7 artworks. Diego asked me if I wanted him to draw anything in particular, to which I told Diego I had this farm in Kentucky where I raised Angus Cattle. I want you to draw me a bull.”

“The next thing I know,  the  BULL was there.”

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While there, Diego offered to appraise Bob’s art, not just his DIEGO’s. Bob will be sending us here at the Diego Voci Project – that document when he locates it. Bob also has a photo of himself with  Diego – and Bob is determined to find it  for us as well.

Diego took off from VA to the West Coast – Bob recalls Diego had a show in Broadmoor #Colorado lined up with a collector he knew from Germany: Dr. Ogden Brown, curated by Marsha Largent (http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page3.html#90 )

When Diego traveled back to the East Coast, he stopped again to visit with Bob Sholar. When he arrived, one of the first things Bob remembers Diego saying, was

America is a big country…so much open space …not so many people.

Kami Cooprider, Research Assistant – www.diegovociproject.com

AC DV History #199 4/30/2015