#CLOWNS BY DIEGO VOCI

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Diego Voci; Les Deux Clowns #361-465 oil on canvas 60x80cm 

When a new potential art collector made the first purchase, often it would be a clown by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985 VOH-chee).

Then the new collector experienced the “Potato Chip Phenomenon”, being unable to stop buying just one Diego Voci painting.  They become attracted by a unique magnetism in Diego’s masterly creations totally unconfined by just one genre.

NOTE: Google has assembled its own image collection of Diego Voci artworks.  It’s awesome!  Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images” or click here: https://www.google.com/search?q=Diego+Voci&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwix1pPQgO_YAhVP92MKHWldBbMQ_AUICigB&biw=1680&bih=944

The Diego Voci Project has been on worldwide search since 2009.  We have only found about 25% of Diego’s works so far.  The image of “Les Deux Clowns” above was taken on October 17, 1976 when purchased in Worms, Germany by proud owner JIM HOLT who contacted the Diego Voci Project to be cataloged in the Diego Voci Archive.

Do you know of a Diego Voci artwork to be cataloged?  Contact us at Diegovociproject@gmail.com

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#DIEGO VOCI “FACES SERIES” PART TWO

The Artist of a Thousand Faces”  Antonio Diego #Voci (1920-1985) internationally collected artist is mostly referred to as “Diego”. Part Two, much like Part One, reflects the exquisite mastery of Diego’s versatility. Unknown to many Diego #aficionados he created what appear to be ‘portraits’ of real people who posed – Diego actually did most from memory. Diego’s figurative #art includes the clear precision of the detailed features in faces shown in Part One of the “FACES SERIES” (click on link at bottom of post).

Diego mastered #figurative, #abstract, #cubism, and fantasy faces such as clowns. Having traveled to the #Southwest of US in 70’s and early 80’s Diego was fascinated by #Native Americans, one shown here:   https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/?s=FACES&submit=Search

Group 2 Oct 21 2017

Having traveled throughout Europe and Morocco, Diego was also inspired by the indigenous people – again creating all from memory. Children were also depicted in various styles by Diego. Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, kept #Polaroids. The faded and definitely not as vivid as what you may have on your walls (or wish to have on your walls?)  Diego loved life and lived to paint. In his words,

“I must to paint. To me is important the white canvas.                                                     On the canvas I begin again. This is my life.”

Many more faces to come – and not only here – we have many more social media outlets like YouTube, #Pinterest, Facebook, and more! Search GOOGLE “Diego Voci Project”, you’ll find Diego’s bio on Wikipedia, too. Written by Coop #Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian, since 1973, you’ll be amazed at Diego and his art!  The DVP has archived more than 1,000 of his works. A couple more 1,000 to go! Send us your Diego art – or let someone you know that owns a “Diego” to contact us on our

Diego Voci Project at our website: www.diegovociproject.com

OR  via email at: diegovociproject@gmail.com

Here is just one of more than 15 videos on #YouTube created by Stephen #Max, who owns almost 30 Diego artworks and several others have more than a dozen). Enjoy:

Take a Virtual Museum Tour to see more genres, styles, and subject:

 

 

CALLING FAMILY SOULE

La Revolte #251-201 70x80cm

La Revolte by Diego Voci #251-201 70x80cm oil on canvas 

We would like to locate this Diego Voci painting.  All we know is the last name SOULE, as the original buyer on 24 April 1975.  “LA REVOLTE” is by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).  The price paid 42 years ago was $720 in Germany, in the home studio where Diego and wife Helga lived.   Diego was about people, a master at making them come alive.  Help us find this Diego work of art.

Learn more Diego’s painting trail in his travels in Helga’s biography:  https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego.  And see Google’s Diego Collection by searching Diego Voci Images.

CELEBRATE BEING YOU!!

The team at Diego Voci Project joins New Yorker and its chosen artist Kadir Nelson for this day of liberty in wishing one and all a Happy 4th of July.

The New Yorker July 3 2017

Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) noted in Wikipedia embraced all peoples for his subjects.  The evidence is in his thousands of oil paintings.  Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images” to see the large collection Google has selected.  The Diego Voci Project (DVP) is seeking to find and catalog the many hundreds of Diego Voci canvases scattered around the world. www.diegovociproject.com   

#DIEGO…#FRONTDOORS…#BAVARIA!

Close up of Berlin door

Diego Sculpture Door 1970 EXTRA

In the 1970, the parents of Helga Voci (Diego’s wife), built a new house in Bavaria. Diego’s artistic involvement can be seen in the interior and exterior to this day.

Here is an image of the front door (along with a close up) designed and sculpted in copper by Diego. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Germany_-_Naffouj_and_Dahms_galleries

The inspiration of the design was of the Roman time period. Notice the Roman numbers across the middle of the door.

To be fascinated by Diego’s talents Google “Diego Voci” and click “images”.  

#Diego’s #African Fascination … (One Available Below)

Diego Voci African Genre and Ebay listing of African Litho

Here is just a sliver of Diego Voci collectors who own Diego’s African works of art.  An opportunity to buy one for yourself Diego Voci (1920-85) Original Lithographie Composition Africane Mit 60 x 80 cm (direct link to ebay).

Google Diego Voci, click images see Googles’ selection of Diego’s works of art.

Googles selection of Diego Voci images

Not Diego Rivera as first posted!

Diego Watercolor Live Auctioneers $5K starting bid

First offered at $5,000 on www.LiveAuctioneers.com

That offer was later withdrawn and offered by Live Auctioneers as an oil painting by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85). Identical image, same frame, same corner protectors.

Google Diego Voci, click images for Google’s selections.Google Diego Voci Images

#MOVIE ON #CEZANNE, NOT A NICE MAN

Currently on the #art movie circuit is a negative view seldom noted of #Cezanne’s contankerous personality:   http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2205988377?playlistId=tt5078354&ref_=tt_ov_vi

#Antonio #Diego #Voci (1920-85) never copied, but in his canvases especially in the still life genre, an educated art connoisseur can see Cezanne’s influence in Diego’s work.

Nature Morte 161-427 May 6 1978

Diego Voci: Nature Morte #161-427 60 x 80 cm

The frame was made by Helga Voci who lived with Diego for the last 25 years of his life.

WHERE IS THIS PIECE NOW? “Nature Morte” purchased June 1972 by a Mr. Leguar.

See more of Diego’s works selected in the Google gallery under Diego Voci , then click images.

NOTE: 700 Cezanne paintings adore the museum walls worldwide.

#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.

PAUL GAUGUIN: WHICH PAINTING?

Gauguin and Diego landscapes

If you thought it was the bottom one you would not be alone.  The top painting that sold on February 28, 2017 for $25 million dollars at Christie’s in London is not the typical bold style Gauguin is known for (Google “Gauguin images“).

The lower painting is by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) from the private collection of Patti and Coop Cooprider.  Google has selected a few dozen of Diego Voci art works for display in their gallery of Diego Voci Images.  Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images”. 

Also take a museum tour on YouTube https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

We are the Diego Voci Project, an all volunteer group assisting the Diego Voci Estate spreading the awareness of the great internationally collected artist Diego Voci and cataloging all of Diego Voci’s works of art in the Estate’s Archive.