"VOCI" VS. "DIEGO" SIGNATURE

Even though called “Diego“, until 1965 he signed his works of art some form of “Voci“. See signature gallery below and on Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia:

From 1962 thru 1965 Diego was represented at the prestigious Schlossgalerie (see below) and an image of a 1965 ad from a Zurich newspaper. He began signing “Diego” in 1966.

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THE #JOURNEY OF "L'ARLEQUIN TRISTE" BY #DIEGO UNFOLDED

Diego Voci; “L’Arlequin Triste” oil on canvas #5812-174

This painting L’Arlequin Triste by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) was wrapped in packaging for 40 years (owned by the original owner of Talbert’s Kleine Galeria in Tacoma, WA.).

Days ago… this painting L’Arlequin Triste arrived to its new owner, packing material removed and looks as if DIEGO had just finished painting this piece.

From the archives of Helga Voci, she shares her words her travels with Diego during the 1980’s to the United States. “On that trip in 1980 we went to N.Y. and Philadelphia where Diego has family still today. We also went to Tacoma, Washington, where Diego had an exhibit in a gallery called – Talbert`s Kleine Galerie in Gig Harbor, WA. Then on to San Francisco, New Orleans, Albuquerque. And again we drove to Colorado Springs. Along the way, we visited with many American friends we had met in Germany. At several places, we had private shows. We both liked the United States very much.” https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#44298

To view additional paintings by Diego Voci in a similar style:

#TRAVELS THROUGH #GERMANY

Carol Bachofner shares her internationally collected artist Diego Voci story;

“I own two original Diegos’ purchased in 1973 through Naffouj Gallery, in Landstuhl, Germany. I bought two large ones at the time at an art show through Naffouj Gallery. The exhibit was held at the “General Von Steuben” Hotel in Wiesbaden and Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) was there in person.

I later visited Diego at his home in Germany and purchased another small watercolor painting on wood directly from him. The colorful one on wood is a village scene. The other one is of a Pueblo village in the American southwest where Diego said he’d traveled. These are original and are signed by Diego. My two large Diego paintings are with me in Maine.”

To Learn more click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Exhibitions_in_the_US

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RUNNING OF THE BULLS

Diego Voci; Drawing “Man with Bull”

Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-9185) was fascinated with man’s animal instinct to overpower” at the risk of life itself.

Joy Naffouj represented Diego beginning in (1966); shares a unique factor she had not seen in other artists: “Speed at which DIEGO worked, his hand blurred & he would create a sketch so detailed so quickly” just as quick as the “Running the Bulls” in Spain.

Google DIEGO VOCI and click “IMAGES” to see a Gallery of Diego Voci’s works of art.

#DIEGO VOCI “#ARTIST OF #A #THOUSAND #FACES”

VOH-chee https://youtu.be/_WUYmz0Jkc0

#GOOGLE captured Diego Voci works of #Art to display in its #GOOGLE #Gallery

#STROLL WITH #DIEGO; #MUSEUM 20YR #RETROSPECTIVE

 

An imaginary setting featuring Diego’s paintings on display.  Join us on an #Art stroll through a #Virtual #Gallery featuring an incredible #collection of works by the Internationally Collected artist Diego. The gallery is fashioned after the #Mardou #Museum.

Presented by The Diego Voci Project: https://www.diegovociproject.com/gallery-video

 

LILIANE DUSSARD #HISTORY WITH DIEGO

Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci shares;
“In the beginning of the seventies we moved to #Bavaria, where my parents lived and where they intended to build a house and Diego was supposed to help them. So, we rented an apartment in the same #village. At the same time Diego did not like doing business with Joy Naffouj anymore; and Liliane Dussard, a #French lady who had been working for Naffouj in her #gallery for a while, wanted to change also.

So, Diego and Liliane decided to work together (around 1972 for several years). Liliane came to our house and she started to take contacts with #Nürnberg Ladies Clubs and Officers’ Clubs and had soon several dates for #exhibits. Now we needed frames, as everything was an #experiment. In the village, we found a #wood joiner and Diego made models of frames, so he started to do a collection of frames in different sizes, then we got these frames and Diego`s atelier became a frame workshop. Diego painted on #canvases and Liliane and me painted and #gold-plated the frames under Diego`s instruction. We were almost working day and night, as everything had to be ready for our first exhibit.

And then we started our first exhibit in the Officers’ Club Fürth near Nürnberg and it was a very big success.”

(This history is a little fuzzy with dates): Liliane Dussard (deceased now) represented Diego beginning in 1972 and times throughout his years until 1985.

Liliane arranged art auctions at Officer’s Club, hosted Gallery exhibits for Diego and shared Holidays with Helga and Diego. (see Art Auction flyer below for 1985 “Dussard Art Studio” in Taunusstein). Artauction (1)

Lilian Dussard moved to the United States in 1973 and opened a gallery with her name: Dussard Art Gallery in Strafford, Virginia.

Retour du Travail #451-260

Diego Voci; “Retour du Travail” #451-260 oil on canvas

We know Liliane’s had this painting by Diego Voci in her own collection: “Retour du Travail” #451-260

#DIEGO VOCI FINAL ONE-MAN SHOW, DIED 43 DAYS LATER

 

It is well known in art history that Amadeo #Modigliani in his lifetime (1884-1920) had only one gallery solo exhibition, which was shut down by the police the first day. According to one source, #Modigliani painted 354 oil paintings before he early death.  He died poor.  The last sale of a #Modigliani this month (May 2018) sold for $157 million. 

 

#VanGogh painted, by one estimate, 900 oil paintings and never had a gallery solo exhibition and sold only one painting in his self-chosen-short-lifetime (1853-1890).  He died poor. The last #VanGogh sold for $81 million at Christie’s in November 2017.  In 1990, a #VanGogh went for $130 million.

 

Internationally collected artist Antonio #Diego Voci was born the year #Modigliani died  (1920-1985), #Diego Voci had several one-man exhibitions, painted about 4,000 oil paintings in his lifetime and sold most of them to collectors from all over the world.  “The Diego Voci Project” has been searching since 2009 to find them and catalog them for historical purposes.  Link: https://www.diegovociproject.com/

 

Here is the newspaper write-up in Germany about #Diego’s final exhibition.  He died of lung cancer 43 days later on August 10, 1985. 

DIEGO w Owner Gerd Schulz and wife at STAUFEN-GALERIE 23 JUN 1985

 

CUBISM GREATS #BRAQUE, #PICASSO, #GRIS AND #DIEGOVOCI

Braque Picasso Gris Diego Voci CubisticDiego Voci explored all genres.  Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) inspired by the greatest masters from #Rafael and #Leonardo explored all artistic genres while remaining distinctively recognizable as works by Diego Voci.

Read more: Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia & Helga Voci Biography, widow of Diego Voci.

See more: Google “Diego Voci” ImagesDIEGO VOCI Gallery Tour Video 2018

Visit: Diego Voci Project.com