#DIEGO TAKES YOU TO THE #FRENCH COAST

Jeunes Filles a la Fenetre Eugene Pizzo Jr Front Index card

This masterly rendered canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) is titled Jeunes Filles a la Fenêtre (Young Girl at the Window).  It was purchased by Eugene Pizzo Jr. in Spangdahlem on August 7, 1980 for $940.  This is one of a few thousand Diego works (including drawings) still scattered around the world.

As a viewer you are hereby anointed as a scout.  Go hunting.  They could be anywhere in any country on a wall, under the bed, in a garage, in a yard sale, in a gallery, on eBay.  They are out there somewhere.  Help make Diego Voci history complete. diegovociproject@gmail.com

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NOT ACCURATE! CHECK YOUR “FACTS” ABOUT DIEGO VOCI!

eBay ad falsely stated by a seller in Swanton, Vermont stated:

“THIS DRAWING IS FROM THE LATE 50’S EARLY 60’S”

DIEGO VOCI SIGNED DRAWING (AUTHENTIC) EBAY image for post March 22 2017

NON ACCURATE.

FACT: Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) did not sign his works “Diego” until the last half of the 1960’s when Canadian art dealer Joy Gibson – Naffouj began representing the artist.  It was through the encouragement of Joy and her husband Dr. Jawdat Naffouj that the Diego signature took hold.  Before that all the art works were signed some form of VOCI.  (See 1965 ad in Zurich newspaper https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/attention-look-for-voci-not-diego/

During the time Naffouj was selling works signed “Diego” Galerie Dahms in Wiesbaden continued to sell works to the upscale German market signed some form of “Voci”.

NOTE: We can find no evidence that the Diego Voci Project Team was the source of this misinformation.

Coops Signature Box w TM Marks 29 NOV 2015

#Portrait of #HelgaVoci

C53 HELGA  Joy Naffouj Canvas under Glass

In their #25 years of #marriage #DiegoVoci™ did several #paintings and #drawings of his wife Helga.

This imperfect image is of a portrait of Helga from the personal collection of Jawdat Naffouj, oil on heavy canvas, now framed under glass, done in early to mid #1960’s, 24″ ½ x 31″ inches.

DiegoVoci™ on Google (click images) and YouTube.  Visit www.diegovociproject.com

AC DV History #29 5/30/2010

#MAX and #DiegoVoci™ and “THE MUPPETS”

Part Six of Stephen and Wendy Max’s experiences with DiegoVoci™

“Diego’s gregarious personality, his love of company and conversation combined, was the magic of Diego’s art.  His personality was in his art.  I recall from a conversation while relaxing after a busy first day, our talk shifted from travelling experiences to some dialogue around our entertainment industry, in particular, television and what programs were currently offered for children. 

Page 13 The Diego Collection in Canada Cropped

I explained that one of the most popular shows of the day was a production of #Jim Henson’s Muppets.  This led to a lengthy discussion around the show’s concept and the characters.  Primarily slowed by my clumsy attempts at describing the show.  It provided to be a daunting task, explaining something like “#The Muppets”, especially, “#Kermit the Frog” and his hosting duties with “#Miss Piggy”.  Diego was intrigued making an entry in our guest book, immortalizing “#KERMIE” in our home, shown above!”

Great Artists and Self Portraits

It seems great artists always resort to self portraits, Van Gogh(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Gogh, and Cezanne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cezanne), ,etc. DIEGO, too, (but less often than the others). Here is a profile self portrait and a profile photo.

Der_Kunstler_und_sein_Model_32_x_24_self_portrait_III

“Der Kunstler und Sein Model”, oil on canvas, 32″ x 24″ ca. late 70’s

DIEGO_in_Meditation

To view a Self Portrait drawing of DIEGO,
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history- 4330818/Page2.html#47

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AC Diego Voci History #24 5/25/2010

“MY LIFE TOOK ON NEW MEANING, I BECAME MORE” (After DIEGO met Helga DRÖSSLER, January 1960)

“HELGA and DIEGO” by Helga Voci

Chapter 5   #Wiesbaden, #Germany. 1968 Marriage in #Denmark.

“In Spring 1965 Diego wanted to go to #Germany and we came to #Wiesbaden where he had been living for sometime with Josiane, his ex-wife.  We both liked Wiesbaden, so we rented an apartment in #Sonnenbergerstrasse. It was a beautiful place, we got it for a very low price, but had made a contract for 5 years and agreed to renovate it. So for at least 6 months we were living in the middle of sand, concrete, and tiles. But at the end we had a beautiful high ceiling living-room with open fireplace, fantastic new bathroom and a beautiful Studio. We had hand-painted and gold-plated dining-room furniture which I still have today and many beautiful paintings.

In this period #Diego found the Gallery Dahms in Wiesbaden where he exhibited and sold many paintings. He still made caricatures from time to time in #Wiesbaden, #Heidelberg and #Ramstein. There he met Joy Naffouj, a Canadian gallery owner, who was exhibiting different artists in an art show. She was very interested in Diego’s work, so he started to give her some paintings and drawings on commission.

Since his work was selling very well, they both made a contract: so many paintings for so much money per month.  I believe this was when #Diego began signing with the name”Diego.” Before he had mostly signed A.Voci (Antonio Voci) or D.Voci (Diego Voci). It worked quite well.

Helga and Diego Wedding Jpeg

We finally decided to marry, which we did in January 68 in #Denmark. As #Diego did not have to bother anymore about how to sell his paintings, we decided to spend the winter in the Canary Islands. We took our car in December 1968, with lots of canvases and paints of many colors. We went to #Barcelona and took the boat to Puerto del la Cruz (#Tenerife). We rented a little house on top of a big house with a very big terrace. We had a beautiful view over the ocean. We had wonderful 6 months. #Diego painted each day. Once a month we made a roll of the canvases and sent them to Joy and Jadat Naffouj in #Landstuhl, Germany.

In March 1970 the contract of our apartment in #Wiesbaden finished, the house was supposed to be sold, so Diego had the idea to move to Italy. In March 1970 we ordered a shipping company, deposited our furniture in #Bavaria at my parents` place and left for #Italy. We went to several places and finally rented a villa in Riccione at the Italia Adrian seaside. Diego was painting and still sending his paintings to Naffouj Gallery.”

AC DV History #38 6/15/2010

AC DV History #158 11/20/2013

DRAWINGS REVEAL TRUTH ABOUT ARTISTS

The experts of the art world agree, the true character and talent of the artist is revealed in their drawings.  So it is with internationally collected artist Diego Voci.

“Diego’s hand and brush is so fast, it disappears before your eyes.” – Joy Naffouj, Diego’s agent in mid-1960’s.

C (D) Embracing  24 x 34 Watercolor on Paper 1979

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube

Courtesy of Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

11 September 2011 AC ADV #1

#AMERICANPHAROAH AND #DIEGOVOCI

Internationally collected artist Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) cheered from beyond when the exhilarating sound of the crowds echoed through the heavens watching #AmericanPharoah cross the #TripleCrown finish line at #BelmontStakes.  The victory came with such ease as #AmericanPharoah looked like he and his jockey #VictorEspinoza were out for a Saturday pleasure ride.

Diego loved horses.  His drawings and paintings of the equine number in the tens of hundreds scattered around the world, most of them yet to be discovered.  You can help find them.  Here is one with a collector in England signed VOCI and with a brass plate on the frame with “Antonio Voci” etched in.  It is confirmed that the grandfather of the owner of “Horses Racing” received a trophy by the Queen of England for racing horses.

Horses RacingFrame

NOTE: “Diego” signature did not begin until after 1965 “Horses Racing” was originally sold by Schlossgalerie in Zurich.  See 1965 advertisement.  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43343

DRAWINGS TELL #TRUTH ABOUT ARTISTS

12.31.2014 4 drawing image with titles III

Many curators and critics will tell you that the true talent of an artist is revealed in their drawings.

Take a blank piece of paper with a pen, or stick of graphite or pastel and swiftly with a sureness of line create a work of art finished in mere moments.  DIEGO excelled in that talent and he did so incessantly.  Diego was financially independent based totally upon his art.  During his bohemian early life travels Diego did drawings for tourists on the streets of Rome, Venice, Aviano, and Milano.

Believe it or not, when the #Diego Voci Project did a side by side comparison of a 45 million dollar drawing by #Raphael and a Diego drawing of a Jewish Rabbi, more people thought the Rafael was the Diego, and vice versa.  Link http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page4.html#98.

The Diego Voci Estate owns several drawings which can be seen on http://www.diegovociproject.com/.

AC P of W 12/31/2014