WHERE IS IT NOW? WHO OWNS IT NOW?

DIEGO VOCI: “Streetscene in Paris” #1241-178 oil on canvas 50x40cm

Last known information was purchased in 1974 by Ralph Bruns in Frankfurt, Germany. Any information on the whereabouts of this painting or owner would be greatly appreciated. Please contact us at diegovociproject@mail.com

TWO #CHRIST PORTRAITS BY DIEGO VOCI

Diego Voci; Christo 19 1/2″ x 15 3/4″ #113896 Oil on Fiberboard

the first (above) an oil painting from the collection of Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian. The second (below), a wonderful pastel, is from the collections of Christine Khan, Diego’s German agent for Germany from 1972 until after his death in 1985. Easter was a reverent occasion for Voci family in Gasperina, Italy. https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page18.html#121380

Diego Voci; Face of Christus # 261-448 15 1/3″ x 11 1/4″

A HALF MILLION BECOMES A “BLIET” IN HISTORY AND A “BREEN”, TOO

Cartoonists Bliet & Breen nail it, without words or names telling the story of two days in history.

Diego’s widow, Helga Voci, living in Germany remembers that Diego thought of himself as a superior cartoonist. Helga treasures the one Diego did of her Dentist father, https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-histor…/Page2.html… ; one of the few known to exist out of thousands.

THE #STORY BEHIND “DEPORTATION” BY #DIEGO

Diego Voci; Deportation #511 oil on canvas ca. early 1970’s

Carole Aaron parent’s originally purchased “Deportation” by internationally collected art Antonio Diego Voci on a Sunday in Patrick Henry Village near Heidelberg, Germany in the early 1970’s.  Carole recalls Diego as a charismatic, passionate and very proud of his work.  Carole’s parents felt this work was so dramatic.  It hung in her parents den for over 40 years before it was consigned. Purchased by a new owner. Now the opportunity to have this profound work of art is available on EBAY for sale.

Click here to purchase: https://www.ebay.com/itm/193258635350?ul_noapp=true

“I FELL IN LOVE WITH HIS (DIEGO’S) PAINTINGS!”

Diego Voci; Red Boat oil on canvas

Diego Collector; Norm Hershfield shares his own personal experience with how he collected Diego artworks;

I never really met Diego. I fell in love with his (Diego) paintings, when I saw them at Dino’s Restaurent (a favorite restaurant of Diego Voci’s Art Historian, Coop Cooprider) and the Ramsteiner Hof. I also frequented Herr Dahm’s Gallery in Wiesbaden for many years. I bought mine (Diego paintings) from the agent (Christine Khan) who sold them at the Ramstein Officer’s Club and at some of the bazaars.”

Read more about Diego and his connection with displays at Restaurants in Germany. https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/dining-with-diego-in-germany/

WIDOW OF ARTIST DIEGO VOCI, A MUST READ BY HELGA!

What Christmas meant to Helga Voci.  This says more about Helga than we have ever known. 

From Helga;

“In my family Christmas was always a very traditional , also sentimental and familiar festivity with a lot of food preparation and each year it had to be the same dinner, as fish soup, carp with homemade potato salad and different other salads, big dessert. I remember my mother was cooking for 2 days and some weeks before Christmas she started with special Christmas cookies and Christmas cakes and nobody was allowed before Christmas to try them. We always spent the Christmas days with the whole family in Bavaria, it was cold and all covered with snow and at midnight we used to go to church, it was a small and cosy village church and it was very nice.

When I first knew Diego in Paris he was not a big fan of Christmas, I think he had been too long away from his family, mostly vagabonding through the world, then he became acquainted with Josiane, his first wife. She was from Genevra, her father had a cottage somewhere in the mountains and they went there in wintertime, skiing and probably also for the Christmas festivities.

The first year with Diego in Paris we decided to go and live in London, just before Christmas I left Paris and went to Germany to spend the Christmas days with my family, Diego, instead, left for London. At that time he did not yet know my family and he wanted to meet them another time. We stayed about 10 months in London and as it was raining a lot he wanted to leave and drive towards the south, as far as possible. So we landed in Almuniecar, a small village in South Spain, rented an apartment  and stayed for about 6 months there, it was beautiful and warm but no Christmas atmosphere, I wanted a Christmas tree, and as there were no such trees growing there we went to Madrid(about 500 km or more) and bought a nice Christmas tree, packed it on the car and transported it to the South. Then later on we mostly spent the Christmas days in Bavaria with my parents and my sister and her family and my grandmother and Diego also liked it, he liked to be in the family and he liked our tradition.

Later on , when Alessandra was born and Lakshmi, our Indian housemaid stayed with us and we lived in Taunusstein, my parents also used to come to our house for Christmas, always with the same tradition. One year we had a very big Christmas party in our house (see image below), together with Christine and her family, Keyvan and Liliane Dussard with her children, my parents and Lakshmi, there is a foto we made at that time, it was a very beautiful party.

And then in 1985, a few weeks before Christmas Diego died, within 6 weeks and this year was my and my daughter`s most awful Christmas.!”

#DIEGO WHO?

Gigi, Restaurant La Gondola owner, DIEGO VOCI, Stars & Stripes Reporter

Not Diego, the Game.  Not artists, Diego Riviera or Diego Velázquez.  This is about Diego Voci!

Joy Naffouj, a Canadian Art Dealer met internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985, VOH-chee) in 1966 in Germany.  She was attracted to his strong painting style; very different from her stable of the other artists she represented. He had been signing his great body of work with some form of “Voci”. But everyone knew him as “Diego”.  Joy convinced him to sign his paintings thereafter with the “Diego” signature.

Coop Cooprider spotted “Diego’s” work at an exhibition at her studio in Ramstein, Germany.  Diego also displayed at the Restaurant La Gondola, Gigi, the owner, pictured with Diego and a Stars & Stripes reporter.

WHO owns these paintings above? Any information on the whereabouts of these works or the owners, please contact us at The Diego Voci Project Team diegovociproject@gmail.com

DIEGO VOCI PRECURSOR TO #BASQUIAT?

Diego Voci; “Untitled” Abstract oil on canvas ca. 1966

Amazingly this painting by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) appeared this year for sale online for $150. Basquiat aficionados at first sight declared it to be a Basquiat, if so he (Basquiat) would have only been 6 years old. See the (above & below) similar impromptu strokes of the brush bringing unrelated shapes and lines together in a strangely beautiful work of art.

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) artworks are in demand by the big time art collectors worldwide, selling in the millions of dollars to acquire. Once a lover of #AndyWarhol, Museums covet Basquiat / Warhol collaborative works.

Warhol & Basquiat above Basquiat above

NOTE: Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian, has certified the work shown here as authentic Diego, circa 1966 that’s when Diego left the prestigious Schlossgalerie in Zurich, and moved to Germany, home of his lover and wife to be Helga Drossler. Helga Voci, Diego’s widow still living in Germany confirmed “Yes”, it’s a Diego. He was always experimenting.” There he affiliated with 2 galleries, Naffouj Gallery in Landstuhl and Galerie Dahms in Wiesbaden. The Diego work shown here is one of the very first with the “Diego” signature. Joy Naffouj convinced Diego that since “he” is known by Diego, sign the work “Diego”. Before the “Diego” signature, he signed some form of Voci (https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43343).

WHERE IS THIS PAINTING?

Diego Voci “Rencontre Au Cafe” oil on canvas; #1161-593 60x80cm

Antonio Diego Voci (1920=1985) VOH-chee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

What we do know: 
Purchased in 1977 by Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Sisson in Diego’s Studio in Taunesstein, Germany.

“Rencontre Au Cafe” 60x80cm #1161-593 oil on canvas.

Please contact diegovociproject@gmail.com for the whereabouts of this work of art!

LA REVEUSE “THE DREAMER” FOR SALE #EBAY!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Diego-Voci-painting-titled-La-Reveuse-1982-in-Acrylic-and-Pastel/352673551735?hash=item521cfb5577:g:Z8AAAOSwt0pc4EO4

A Diego Voci drawing (D-5822041) in Acrylic and Pastel on board purchased in 1982-83 Ramstein Air Force base in #Germany.

Wiesbaden Germany is a city of culture and beauty. Tourists from all corners can be found walking and shopping on the famous Wilhemsstrasse. It is there that Siegfried Dahms displayed magnificent works by DIEGO in his luxurious gallery space.

Here are two pages from a 1979 catalog designed by Adolph Merkt, Taunusstein (the town where DIEGO’s widow Helga continues to live in the home where she and DIEGO lived and worked). The words are those of Herr Dahms.

“DIEGO creates works of art which are full of expression and timeless beauty, which deeply impress and fascinate people with its exceptional appeal, and instill the desire to possess.

DIEGO is one of the few artistic personalities whose paintings really appeal to people. They understand, they get excited about, and they really enjoy living with DIEGO’s art. The beauty of his paintings and the desire of possession are often so immense that people gradually acquire more and more of his work. DIEGO buyers soon become DIEGO collectors.”

To Learn more about inspirations to dream about; https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/