Read about the details: “The FBI Has Cracked the 30-Year-Old Case of a Stolen Marc Chagall”
“More than 1,000 pieces of artwork at a storage facility the fugitive rented in Boulder City, about 25 miles east of Las Vegas.”
This money laundering scam artist obviously knew his art selecting works of well-known masters that would be redeemable for cash at some future date. Among the master selections, the loot included a sepia watercolor (link at bottom of post) by our hero #Diego Voci.
The #warrant search at the storage facility was an effort to recover proceeds on behalf of alleged #fraud victims.
Artwork by Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky is loaded onto a truck during a seizure in Boulder City, Nevada, about 20 miles southeast of Las Vegas, July 27, 2012.
Artwork by American Alexander Calder (in the above image).
In this link you will find photos and a video of the works of art found in a storage facility:
The Diego Voci tempera goes on sale at auction November 1, 2015.
Henri #Matisse and #DiegoVoci were fascinated with the female body, as many master artists were. The #Odalisque in Red Pants Matisse nude, on left valued at $3 million had been stolen, FBI recovered. #Donna Seduta #nude on right was done by #Diego in 1971, oil on wood accented by strokes of Diego’s palette knife scarring the paint. Diego felt all female bodies are beautiful. (See #Euronews video: http://www.euronews.com/2014/07/09/venezuela-recovers-stolen-matisse-painting/ )
Coop #Cooprider, Diego Historian, wrote in “The Beauty of Diego”*:
“Every person has their own perception of beauty. In 1974 Diego described with
heavy Italian accent, the beauty he sees in the female:
“A man look at woman, this is cerebral feeling. When I like fat woman, I build Venus that way. I like skinny woman, I build Venus that way.”
Diego was smitten by the beauty of all females.”
*Preview book: http://www.blurb.com/b/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego
BELIEVE IT OR NOT . . . SOME CRITICS CHOSE THE #FAKE“MATISSE”
ABOVE is NOT the real $3 million dollar Matisse! THIS IS:
The next question to consider is how does one price beauty when not a Matisse? One zero less than $3 million dollars? Two zero’s less? Three zeros? Good art is priceless.
To see more Diego nudes: http://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/nudes-gallery/
More on Antonio Diego Voci: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
Coop Cooprider, Diego Historian: firstname.lastname@example.org