#DIEGO_VOCI & THE MARKETPLACE #1975

Marche de Fleurs and Market Day

Happy #LaborDay!       Go To The:   #Market #marché #Markt #mercato #mercado

Internationally collected #artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) enjoyed the atmosphere of the open market in the many villages he traveled, the variety of people, the conversations, and capturing the stories from their eyes and their #faces, that he would later remember on canvas. (As shown here on faded polaroids provided by Diego’s widow, Helga Voci, she made these frames.)

“MARCHÉ DE FLEURS” was purchased by Captain Kuehn in March 1975. “MARKET DAY” was purchased by Ronald Harrington in April 1975. Where are they and their Diego’s now?  

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DIEGO VOCI “ARTIST OF A THOUSAND FACES”

Der Monch #1151-397 oil on canvas 60x70cm

“Der Mönch”, by Antonio DIEGO Voci, 70 x 60 cm, Oil on Canvas, #1151-397

Larry Martel in #Heidelberg, Germany bought “Der Mönch” on Thanksgiving Day. The monks seems to be saying to the artist, “Who is the guy, Diego? Are you sure I can trust him?” Diego’s wife Helga captured this Diego memory on canvas with her polaroid camera in 1975, since faded.

Click to view “Faces” on Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/faces-diegovocitm/

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“LA #LETTURA” – LADIES #READING by Antonio DIEGO Voci

La Lettura #571-689 Feldmann 1977 60x70cm

Diego Voci; “La Lettura”,  #571-689, oil on canvas, 70x60cm

Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) captured the most out of his #muses, not only the faces of people he met but the culture and everyday life. In this painting, you see ladies “reading” and relating. Diego, who is the “Artist of Thousand Faces”, absorbed the different cultures he traveled to.

The elongated neck… #Modigliani was the first artist to create this diversion in figurative art. The elongated neck became an embodiment of character adding to Diego’s creation of faces.

Where is this painting now? And the original owner? Mr. Feldmann from Maryland (who originally purchased this painting back in 1977).

View more of Diego Voci, Artist of Thousand Faces, on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/faces-diegovocitm/

WHO PURCHASED THIS #DIEGO_VOCI #PAINTING?

Two Women SOLD Leland Auctions May 28 2018.jpg

This painting “Two Women” was auctioned off on #MemorialDay (May 28, 2018) via liveauctioneers.com (from Leland Auctions):  https://www.lelandlittle.com/l/highBidEmail/auction/699/lot/635.0/

Any information on the new owner of this #Diego_Voci painting, please contact DiegoVociproject@gmail.com

 

4 DIEGO VOCI TREASURES FOUND AT ESTATE SALE – NUMBER 4

GROUPING” shown below represents faces of the working man, old and young. Faces from memory were an incredible ‘group’ of paintings, drawings, and sketches Diego graced the world with. Diego demonstrated his ability to vicariously experience feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of others. His empathy was great!

GROUPING for POST w Title et al 6 APR 2018

GROUPING”, like many of the faces Diego rendered are hard-working regular people in small towns across Italy, like his birthplace of Gasperina here wrapping up the end of the day. Diego had two brothers, Vincent and Guiseppe. Their father Guiseppe Antonio hoped the boys would all continue in the Tailoring trade. DIEGO did learn to tailor and throughout his life designed and made some of his own suit jackets and dresses for the ladies. We have shared stories with Diego fans about his talents in sculpting, designing clothes, painting murals, even sculpting a  copper door for his wife Helga Voci’s parents: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/diego-frontdoors-bavaria/

The “GROUPING” is Tom Catron’s last of the 4 treasures he found at auction in Marien, South Dakota, from the Estate Auction of Beverly Cowan’s family. She had collected while living in Europe and while there Beverly became a teacher in #Schwäbisch Gemünd, #Germany from 1973-1978. In her obituary last year a principal said, “she offered a great deal of important services to children and will be sorely missed.” A friend writes “we enjoyed travel for arts, theatre and historic places – the lady was on form.” One can see why she liked DIEGO and his art. Beverly was a hardworking, compassionate and worldly for sure. Beverly, the new owner Tom thanks you!

See more “FACES” in our 1st deluxe coffee table book: http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego and on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/faces-diegovocitm/

4 DIEGO VOCI TREASURES FOUND AT ESTATE SALE – NUMBER 3

CLOWN VOR DEM ZIRKUSZELT” – Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) was a playful character. Diego, as he was best known, liked being at the center of the happenings! Described as “charismatic”, “worldly”, a “man’s man”, “empathetic” and “boisterous” in nature.  Diego did have a great sense of humor. No wonder Diego could whip out clowns with ease and fun! 

CLOWN vor dem Zirkuszelt for POST with Title et al 6 APR 2018Over the last 10 years the Diego Voci Project has been privy to many of Diego’s clown faces sent by many of you. Most we’ve seen and shared on social media are of the chest/neck upward always with great detail in the eyes and face. This particular clown includes a circus tent that is highlighted in the background and on the left some bright colored squares with hues of the sun fading into the sky.

Before Tom Catron won it at auction in South Dakota, Beverly Cowan had purchased Diego’s clown in Germany. Beverly was a teacher to 6th grade students for 5 years, she must have had a sense of humor to teach young kids in the 70’s!

Beverly’s clown does not exactly smile, but then again we’ve seen very few with smiles. Most DIEGO clowns have a neutral expression or even somber faces. Here a white cap is balanced with the broad wide collar, also emphasizing his make-up. The grand greenish bow tie with thin vertical red stripes is centered and bold. And, the eyes follow you once more, . . . now, see more DIEGO clowns:    https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/clowns-diegovocitm/

See the 1st of the 4: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/diego-voci-treasure-found-at-estate-sale/

Do you own a DIEGO artwork? Have you recently found a DIEGO artwork? Contact us:

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4 DIEGO VOCI TREASURES FOUND AT ESTATE SALE – NUMBER 1

When was the last time you went to a 2nd hand store, antique store, or even an Estate Auction? Tom in South Dakota went to an Estate Auction and found not just one oil painting by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) but a total of 4 oil paintings by the internationally collected artist, mostly known as “DIEGO” to all who have been lucky enough to meet him during his short lifetime. Meet the 1st of the 4: “FISCHER”FISCHER for POST w Title et al 6 APR 2018When Tom first saw “Fischer” come up for auction – he was taken by the rugged and well-lived look!  Diego was raised in Gasperina a small town in the southern region of Calabria, Italy. Diego loved people and proved this having lived his life loving people of all kind, ages, professions – as long as there was a passion of some kind. And,  Diego rarely used models, he created his subjects, places, things, all of it – from memory. Above, the brushstrokes show the wear and tear of life as a fisherman. But the glow in his eyes is alive.  Shown here are two more demonstrating DIEGO’s ability to capture the feeling of life experience:

Fisherman of Naples (ABRAMS) and Pescatore (TURK) 7 APR 2018 for FISCHER POST KC

Diego and Helga, his widow, spent much time traveling to destinations where Diego could enjoy the sun, the laid back leisurely life, and of course the water.  When little Alessandra came into their life, she too would be whisked away to the shores of wherever the auto at the time would take them, while Diego would take it all in, sketching, drawing. The artist would then turn these memories into surrealism, figurative or realism, to cubism or produce a fantasy visual.

Versatility was Diego’s strength. Driven to experiment in every genre while remaining distinctly Diego“, Coop Cooprider – Diego Voci Historian since 1973

Check out every genre by going to GOOGLE or BING! Enter “Diego Voci”, & immediately click on “IMAGES”. Pronto!   You will arrive in GOOGLE’s Diego Gallery as Google themselves select their own, as do all other search engines. You will quickly understand why so many thousands of people worldwide have collected Antonio DIEGO Voci over the years. You too can find one that will match your tastes! KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!

Tom was fortunate to discover 4 DIEGO oil paintings. The DIEGO VOCI PROJECT is proud to share stories of our new DIEGO fans. Unfortunately, many older DIEGO fans have passed on or are downsizing.  The DVP will continue to bring you stories like Tom’s.

Tell us your story. Email us at diegovoicproject@gmail.com

Also, check out our PINTEREST DIEGO COLLECTION:  https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

 

#DIEGO #VOCI #FACES #SERIES PART 5

#Below are the last five in the last of this Diego Voci Project Faces Series:

Group 5 1 NOV 2017

#DIEGO VOCI #Faces- Where are they now? Faded Polaroids found by Helga in a shoebox.

#Helga Voci, #Diego’s widow, has provided the DVP a plethora of Index Cards she kept since the mid 70’s. Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973, suggested inventory records of the Diego aficionados such as Stephen Max and his wife Wendy. They represented Diego exclusively in Canada from 1980 until 1985 the year Diego passed.

Learn how Stephen Max and Coop Cooprider were linked to Diego’s growing success in Germany and then Canada – all because of a TV Guide:  https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page15.html#88728

Above on the left is “Suonatrice di linto” is one of 20 plus DIEGO artworks owned by Stephen and Wendy Max, in Edmonton, Albert, Canada. We thank them for their volunteer efforts made to increase awareness and value of the great body of artwork created by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) and promoting DIEGO on Social Media.

#GOOGLE “Diego Voci” and CLICK “IMAGES” just to see a portion of DIEGO’s creations.

Search “Diego Voci” on #YouTube and enjoy more than 15 videos made by Stephen Max.

Give us your feedback at diegovociproject@gmail.com

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#DIEGO VOCI “FACES SERIES” PART TWO

The Artist of a Thousand Faces”  Antonio Diego #Voci (1920-1985) internationally collected artist is mostly referred to as “Diego”. Part Two, much like Part One, reflects the exquisite mastery of Diego’s versatility. Unknown to many Diego #aficionados he created what appear to be ‘portraits’ of real people who posed – Diego actually did most from memory. Diego’s figurative #art includes the clear precision of the detailed features in faces shown in Part One of the “FACES SERIES” (click on link at bottom of post).

Diego mastered #figurative, #abstract, #cubism, and fantasy faces such as clowns. Having traveled to the #Southwest of US in 70’s and early 80’s Diego was fascinated by #Native Americans, one shown here:   https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/?s=FACES&submit=Search

Group 2 Oct 21 2017

Having traveled throughout Europe and Morocco, Diego was also inspired by the indigenous people – again creating all from memory. Children were also depicted in various styles by Diego. Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, kept #Polaroids. The faded and definitely not as vivid as what you may have on your walls (or wish to have on your walls?)  Diego loved life and lived to paint. In his words,

“I must to paint. To me is important the white canvas.                                                     On the canvas I begin again. This is my life.”

Many more faces to come – and not only here – we have many more social media outlets like YouTube, #Pinterest, Facebook, and more! Search GOOGLE “Diego Voci Project”, you’ll find Diego’s bio on Wikipedia, too. Written by Coop #Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian, since 1973, you’ll be amazed at Diego and his art!  The DVP has archived more than 1,000 of his works. A couple more 1,000 to go! Send us your Diego art – or let someone you know that owns a “Diego” to contact us on our

Diego Voci Project at our website: www.diegovociproject.com

OR  via email at: diegovociproject@gmail.com

Here is just one of more than 15 videos on #YouTube created by Stephen #Max, who owns almost 30 Diego artworks and several others have more than a dozen). Enjoy:

Take a Virtual Museum Tour to see more genres, styles, and subject:

 

 

“MANN MIT ROTER MÜTZE”

Mann mit roter Mutze polaroid image

Diego Voci; 60 x 50 cm oil on canvas (polaroid image of painting)

The internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) is known as “The Artist of a Thousand Faces”.  Diego claimed he painted them all from memory.   The exception was his time doing caricatures, when he would complete 20 in two to three hours.  Helga, Diego’s widow, remembers “People would stand in line waiting their turn.  They loved him.  When we met in Paris and we needed money Diego would go away with a pad of 20 sheets of paper, and come back with money.”

We know this masterful painting was purchased in Diego’s studio for $450 on 4th April 1981.  Please tell us if you have any clue of the owner of this painting or any information on this painting?

Discover Diego Voci Two Masterworks offer $20K & $30K reward for recovery.  Here are the links to the videos.  Any information contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com