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This work by Rauschenberg was created after JFK assassination and Rauschenberg’s perception of America at that time.
Diego Voci & #JFK; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#JFK
In June 1963, the painting by Diego Voci was presented to President John F. Kennedy at the General Von Steuben Hotel (in Germany)
Diego Voci was known as the Artist of a Thousand Faces and would capture the faces of time and everyday life; see for yourself; https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/faces-diegovocitm/
Almost 40 years ago, Lt. Col. Richard Cummings purchased “Indian” from Antonio Diego (referred to the biography written by Joy Gibson) at the Ramstein AFB in Germany. Receiving memories on how Diego collectors purchased Diego’s works of art adds to the history of Diego Voci and becomes a part of the Diego Voci Legacy.
What we (the all volunteer Diego Voci Project) do know is that this painting was purchased in 1975 in Baden Baden, Germany by Mr. Smith. Any information on this painting or the owner, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.diegovociproject.com
Click to see other examples of Still Lifes by Diego Voci: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/still-life-diegovocitm/
Back in 1977, LTC. Eugene Freeman purchased this painting by Diego Voci from Diego’s studio in Germany.
Any information on this painting or the collector who owns this work, please contact email@example.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com
These images come from a #box of #photos that Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, sent to us from #Germany.
One by one, members of (The Diego Voci Project) post these images on #social #media with the hope to locate the whereabouts of these #lost paintings. With a #vacuum of no information from 1985-2007, all 4000 #oil #paintings by Diego Voci were out in the world somewhere.
Collectors who purchased from Diego before he passed away (in 1985) were enamored by the #magnetism of Diego and his works.
Today, in 2019, we have located approx. 1200 of those works. Please help us locate the 1800 + out there in the world somewhere. Contact us https://www.diegovociproject.com/contact
Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian, notes that this is the original frame from Naffouj Gallery. Naffouj Gallery represented Diego Voci, click to learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Germany_-_Naffouj_and_Dahms_galleries
Gene Pizzo emailed The Diego Voci Project to shares with us:
“I met Diego Voci in Bitburg AB in the early ’70s where I appreciated his work but could not afford to buy them. In the late ’70s & early ’80s, at Spangdahlem AB, I was in a position to buy. I have 11 Diego works of art, mostly oils, and treasure them. Unfortunately, we have downsized and no longer have the wall space to admire them all!
I have been to Diego’s atelier twice, by invitation, and was delighted to observe the artist at work and to chat with him and his lovely wife, Helga.
I have been living in Tampa, Florida, since July, 1982.
It’s hard to pick favorites in my collection, but always felt that “I Due Mondi” stood out above the rest (maybe because it was so different??). (selfie attached)
I promise to photograph them, as requested, and send you a link. That will be my next project!”
Diego Voci, Master of the Surreal, visit more examples of Surrealistic works: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/
That persistent urge to #draw that possessed #Diego from a young child carried into Diego’s last hours. The second weekend of December there was an open house in Diego’s home and studio; he was too weak to attend. Yet he found the strength to draw one more piece for a door prize, his last work of art for the public, a cubist, ink drawing; followed by a small pencil sketch for Helga.
Diego, who smoked 40 cigarettes a day, succumbed to lung cancer 10 December 1985.
The resting place for Diego Voci is in Neuhof, Germany. On Helga’s periodic visits she shares her thoughts with both Diego and her mother beside him.
Visit Wikipedia to learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
Who owns this painting now?
Last known collector of this work of art created by Diego Voci (1920-1985 VOH-chee), was in 1974 purchased by Col. Malloy in Ramstein AFB in Germany.
Diego Voci; artistic strength as Master of Surreal, view more https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/
And to learn about the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci