The “Entertainer” at the Easel

The clown genre by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) is among the world’s all-time best.

A wannabe jester himself, Diego loves to clown around, as you see in these two images followed by “The Clown” for which there is a $30,000 Reward offered.

Helga Voci who was beside Diego from 1960 to 1985 says “Diego liked to be entertaining and do funny things, stupid things”.

Maybe that’s why Diego was so fascinated with clowns, of which he painted many from memory.

Diego Sense of Humor with Fur Hat and Turbin

There is a $30,000 REWARD OFFERED for one special clown stolen from Otterbach, Germany.  Link to YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc

Diego Voci

http://www.diegovociproject.com

#Germany! Where is this Painting Now?

Don Quichote and Sancho Panza 60x80cm

This is a faded Polaroid of a internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85) painting titled: “Don Quichote and Sancho Panza” oil on canvas 60x80cm which was originally purchased about 1975 by Herr Schmalz.

The Diego Voci Project is seeking the whereabouts of Herr Schmalz and this painting.

Helga, widow of Diego, shared with us her memory “as far as I can remember Herr Schmalz was the director of the Canadian Officers Club in Baden Baden, Germany.”   

View additional examples of Don Quixotes painted by Diego Voci on #Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/don-quixote-diegovocitm/ 

Who Own this #Painting?

The Farmers 30x40 cm

The Farmers by internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85).

This painting was originally purchased by Dr. Braun in Wiesbaden, Germany from Galerie Dahms March 27, 1975.

Any information on the whereabouts of this painting contact diegovociproject@gmail.com.

 

HALF CENTURY OLD #LOBSTER PAINTING

Stilllife with Lobster

Diego Voci “Lobster” oil on canvas 70 / 80 cm 

This painting was valued at $550 over 50 years ago (a half century).  “Lobster” by internationally collected artist Diego Voci was given to the owners of Pizzeria FIRENZE in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

The Diego Voci Project has retrieved the original photograph of this painting.

Today, at FIRENZE, you can still view the many DIEGO artworks on the walls of the restaurant.  Search for Pizzeria FIRENZE and Diego Voci on Facebook!

Read more about the internationally collected artist Diego Voci on Artifact Collectors:

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page10.html#97229

 

 

WHERE IS THIS LITTLE GEM NOW?

Haystacks

On October 30, 1976 in Wiesbaden, Germany, a William Burdümy purchased this Diego Voci (1920-85) painting titled “Haystacks“.  This painting was painted in Diego’s home studio where Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, still lives today.  

 Haystack examples

“Haystack” examples were a fascination by other masters; #Monet, #Pissaro and #Cezanne.  

Please visit www.diegovociproject.com to view more master pieces from the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci.

SOLD! Schiff 2500 Euros & Träumender Harlekin 2500 Euros both by Diego Voci

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(left) Träumender Harlekin D-3842537 50x60cm (20” x 24”), Tempera

(Right) Schiff 45x58cm (18” x 23”), Tempera

Both paintings (from the Diego Voci Estate) purchased by Jacqueline Risch, a collector in Germany.  Jacqueline and her brother grew up knowing of Diego Voci as their father was a collector of Diego’s works.  Jacqueline and her father visited regularly Wiesbaden, Germany when Jacqueline was still a child.

In Wiesbaden, Jacqueline and her father would visit Gallery Dahms where her father bought several painting from them (works by Diego Voci and other painters).  During Jacqueline’s life, she visited Gallery Dahms by herself until the owner of Gallery Dahms passed away.   Jacqueline’s brother found the Diego Voci Project on the Internet.

Jacqueline has visited Helga at her home recently in Taunusstein and since then has become friends.

Please visit www.diegovociproject.com  to acquire works by Diego Voci and to learn more.

#MODIGLIANI, EXHIBITION IN PARIS BRINGS TOGETHER WORLD’S GREATEST ARTISTS

Modigliani Red Hair Woman

Modigliani was one of the modern master painters who inspired Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) “Artist of a Thousand Faces”.

Here is a work by Diego Voci from the collection of Jacqueline Risch of Germany that gives hints of the Modigliani influence while remaining distinctly Diego.

Träumerei 661-512 Oil on Canvas 50x40 cm 20x16 in.

To see more Google “Diego Voci” then click “Images”.

Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia biography states:

Diego thrived on camaraderie as did other artists before him, such as Amedeo Modigliani, both “figurative” artists, both Italian born, both migrated to Paris.  Among Diego’s many facets was a drive never to be poor, never to live a tormented drug ridden life of Amedeo Modigliani who at age 35 “died in Paris exacerbated by poverty only one exhibition to his credit.” or the tortured life of Vincent van Gogh who died at age 37, with only one painting purchased in his lifetime. Diego greatly admired the exceptional work of both artists, but, unlike both artists who found few buyers for their work, in their lifetime, Diego did for his.

Morocco… Spain… and Glass Paint

The presence and recognition of Diego Voci (1920-85) is expanding each day in the world of art.

Here is a recent discovery of a Diego Voci collector Ann Birkhimer whose daughter Karen shares with us their family’s Diego collection.

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The beginning…..”During 1972-74 at one of the officers clubs (not sure but may have been Rhein Main) near Wiesbaden, Germany the paintings were purchased.  My father was stationed there on three separate occasions, the last being 1972-1976.” 

“My mother (Ann) bought them because she just loved them all.  One of them is in the cubist style and quite large (my brother has that one) and it was quite unusual that she (Ann) would purchase something so “modern” as she has always tended to be rather traditional in her tastes. The painting is called “Masks”.  But, for some reason the painting “spoke” to her and she bought it along with the three other more traditional paintings. Those three all look sort of Spanish or Moroccan.”

The “Masques en blue et rouge” is done in “glass paint” which is unique method of material to use for painting.  Here are some other examples of “glass paint” paintings by Diego https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/glass-paint-diegovocitm/

The inspiration for the Spanish “Une Village en Espagna” and Moroccan paintings came from Diego’s love of the people and warmer climates.  Here is an historical excerpt from Helga’s (widow of Diego Voci) biography of her and Diego:

“The weather was very bad in London and Diego wanted to go south to the sun. So we decided to go to Spain in October 1961. We took the car and went southward, stopped in several cities and after about 1 month we arrived in the Andalusia region in a very beautiful little fishing village called Almunecar. This was an artist`s colony, all kind of artists from different countries. 

We stayed until January 1962. We had a beautiful and very interesting time with long discussions, Diego also made paintings and drawings but he never kept anything, when the painting was finished he was not interested anymore and made presents to friends. He was very popular among the Spanish people also the higher class and he felt wonderful.

In February 1962 we left Spain and went to Morocco, first to Casablanca and Tangier and then he was supposed to go to Marrakech to do some work in an American Officers’ Club. I had to go to Germany for personal reasons, so I flew to Munich while Diego stayed in Marrakech.”

Visit www.diegovociproject.com to view and learn more about Diego Voci.

 

ONE #DIEGOVOCI PAINTING HOLDS SO MANY MEMORIES

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Tony and Stacie Westbrook share their #heartfelt #story of their Diego Voci painting title “Petit Village de Montague” and how this #painting holds many years of memories for them.

In Tony’s words:

My wife and I purchased this piece while living in Germany and serving with the US military around 1982.  We seem to recall that we purchased it at an art show probably held at the Officers Club in either Stuttgart or Heidelberg.  We were living in Heilbronn at the time.  Over the years we have collected many pieces of art – originals and limited prints – yet this piece (Petit Village de Montague) remains our absolute favorite.  It is a constant reminder of our time in Europe and what we took on as a very young married couple.  I am happy to say that after 37 years we are still very happily married and that this piece always gets the most prominent spot in the house.  It has been all over the United States and has been enjoyed by countless numbers of our friends.  Its simplicity, warmth, and mixture of color/contrast make it a wonderful piece to gaze at and enjoy for a lifetime.  This painting is one of my most prized processions and I will never part with it.

“Petit Village de Montague” as painted by Diego, represented all that we loved about out time in Europe while allowing our imagination to constantly explore who lived in village, where the village was, what the families experienced, endured, and enjoyed about their town.  The painting just brought forth positive feelings and thoughts which is what drew us to it.

This is one example of stories we receive from collectors of Diego Voci’s work of art.  The Diego Voci Estate dreams of one day to find a generous benefactor to sponsor a major museum exhibition… in the meantime take a tour of Diego’s virtual museum: https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

 

IS THIS #JOSIANE?

George Roberts, a #Diego Collector shares his “Nude” #painting that resembles the look of Josiane, the first wife of Diego Voci.

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You can read a bit more on Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#First_marriage

George Roberts, shares his story about how he acquired this Diego work of art:

“We have a “nude” painting by Diego that was purchased at the Patch Barracks Officers Club in Germany in the late 1960’s from an American female who told us that this was a painting of Diego’s first wife. We paid $250.00 for the painting which was a lot of money in those days. We did not meet Diego. The painting is oil on canvas and measures approx.31” x 21” in the original frame. There is no title on the back of the canvas however a number 1697-9.” (The number on the back of the canvas represents the timing of the painting was complete)

See here images of Josiane (taken in the 1960’s) to compare with the Diego painting owned by George Roberts.

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The last known address for Josiane was:

Josiane Bjelwuck (BJIELEVUK)

Rt. De Jussy

1249 Puplinge (or Paplinge),

Geneve Switzerland

For any findings, please contact the Diego Voci Project Team (an all volunteer group) at  diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit us at www.diegovociproject.com