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.

#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.

Memories of Diego Voci by Widow Helga

The Diego Voci Project is gathering “everyday moments” of Diego.

We posted a series of questions on Artifact Collectors to help us learn more about Diego.  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page17.html#115141

Helga Voci in Germany, responded.  She is the widow of internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85).  Helga shares with us her behind the scenes life with Diego.

What would Diego say when he was smoking a cigarette? (2 packs a day, unfiltered)
“Diego said never anything when he smoked, he enjoyed his cigarettes, and he only got mad when me or somebody else would criticize for smoking so much. He smoked all over, in the house, in the car, at a friends’ house.”

DIEGO with cigarette in hand

Would Diego say anything after a first sip of wine? “Wine was fine for him, but he would never drink more than 1 or 2 glasses, after dinner only espresso and water.”

What would Diego say when he was frustrated with a painting? What would he do? Would he stop and say something or did he gesture a frustration?  “When Diego was frustrated with a painting he would put it aside and finish it later.”

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when a potential collector came thru the door?  “Diego was always friendly and very pleased when somebody would come through the door, a customer or just friend, he always liked to have guests in the house, we always said-we have an open house.”

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when Diego put down his paint brush and knew a painting was done?  “When a painting was done, he would put it away and it did not interest him anymore, he was only interested in a white canvas, so he could start again.”

Foto0120 Christiane Hauk (2)

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when he sold a painting?  “Diego did not get so much excited when he sold a painting, he knew he needed the money to pay the bills, but money did not really interest him, he wanted a good life, nice Restaurants, Holidays, good Hotels, pay his bills, the house, etc.  But he never was interested to shevel money, he did not care, as long as I had a comfortable life and Alessandra had everything she needed, everything was fine.”

What would Diego say over and over and over again to Alessandra?  “He always would say to Alessandra “Pallina mia” (little ball), he loved her very much, he would go to Italy once a year and buy beautiful dresses, coats and shoes in expensive boutiques for her, this was his biggest pleasure, he would buy everything what she wanted.”

DIEGO, Joy & Alessandra in St. Tropez, France 1977

Helga, what slipped into Diego’s voice to keep you calm, “quote” in his words? “To me he would say: Tutto bene (everything all right), non aver paura (don`t worry), and stai calma (be quiet, there are no problems).”

Diego__and_Helga

Diego Collectors, share your memories with us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

 

 

“#Paintings of #Soulful #Female #Faces”

printemps-and-gypsy-woman-image-marchi-collection

John and Kathryn Marchi share their soulful story about how they met #Diego and acquired their two Diego works of art.

Kathryn Marchi reached out to the Diego Voci #Facebook page from a post yesterday title

“I LIKE DIEGO’S WORK BECAUSE…” .  Stephen Max, Canadian Diego Voci Project Team member asked Diego Collectors in the most recent Christmas Diego Voci Newsletter, what they like about Diego’s work.  And the responses are coming in.  Please share yours! 

“We are very excited about your Diego project!   

 Our Diego painting has been a centerpiece in our homes and admired by guests for over 40 years.  We’ve loved telling the story about how we met Diego and our visit to his studio in the Taunus in 1976. 

 We were a military family, stationed in Frankfurt, Germany from 1975-1977.  At that time, Diego was exhibiting and selling his paintings in the Frankfurt Officers’ Club.  We met him there and admired his work.

 In March, 1976, we received an invitation to attend an open house at Diego and Helga’s studio/home in Taunusstein-Neuhof near Wiesbaden, Germany. We were greeted at the door by Helga, dressed in black slacks and a sheer off-white blouse- a truly stunning woman.  Upon arrival, each guest was given a number and were told that later on in the day, a drawing would be held for a special prize, not further identified.  The home was small, cozy and decorated like one would expect from an artist…and quite charming.  Paintings were displayed everywhere.  Shortly after this, I noticed that Diego was sitting on a stool before an easel at the rear of his home, where I suspected he did all of his sketches and painting.  I stood nearby and watched the sketch of a gypsy woman unfold.  He created the picture, using one color and shades thereof.  Once completed with his brush, he took a black magic marker and put in appropriate highlights.  To my recollection, this beautiful sketch was created in less than 5 minutes.  I was truly astounded.  You can guess how we came by our sketch!  Yes, our number was drawn and we were the thrilled recipients of the Gypsy Woman prize.  Diego continued at the easel throughout the day and numbers were drawn periodically for the various sketches.

 As we browsed throughout the studio, we were also told that Diego had begun to paint landscapes and there were many being displayed.  However, my wife and I preferred what we considered Diego’s trademark; paintings of soulful female faces.  “Venus in the Springtime” caught our eye and we purchased the painting that day.  Unfortunately we have forgotten the price we paid; however, the enjoyment of this painting has been priceless.”

John D. Marchi

LTC (ret) US Army

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JUMP ON BOARD THE #DIEGOVOCI™ TIME MACHINE……1981

#StephenMax, #DiegoVoci™  #Canadian Representative, staged an exhibition of #DiegoVoci™ works of art at the Griesbach Officers Club in #Edmonton.  A #newspaper article captured the exhibition “#PICASSO MEETS #ELGRECO?”.   After the exhibition, many conversations between Diego and Stephen Max took place and the concept of promoting Diego’s works in #Canada was formed.

The agreement came together to consign DiegoVoci™ works of art while preparations of the launch of #GoldCrest Galleries LTD was established.

Stephen Max arranged more exhibits, in Helga’s words…

“Diego and I attended exhibitions of DiegoVoci™ works of art in Canada, 1981. One was the Goldcrest Galleries Ltd., in Columbus Center Toronto. The other was the Van Zoolingen Galleries in Edmonton.”

See the image of Stephen Max below along with one of #DiegoVoci™ #gallery displays in Canada.

Stephen Max and one of Diego's Galleries

Courtesy of Diego Voci Project Team: www.diegovociproject.com

To read more of the Helga and Diego Historical Chapters: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43747

 

“MY NEW ABODE” (Helga Voci)

Helga wrote:
Hallo again, I send you a few pictures of my new little house with the walls full of Diego’s paintings…”

Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, sent snapshots of her new Abode(a downsized dwelling) which is located behind their original Taunusstein home / studio they purchased in 1976.

“Helga lived with Diego’s ghost speaking to her from the canvases covering the walls of their German home where Diego had his studio. Diego paintings would stay on those walls and remain in a kind of time capsule.” Written by Chris Voci, grand-nephew of Diego Voci

Helga Voci kept possession of her treasured Diego hand painted “Kabinett shown below.

Inside Studio 2013 Wall 4a

And three original works by Diego (highlighted below) that Helga cherishes each day. From the left; Kunstler und Sein Model (Self Portrait of Diego), La Familie, and Painter & Model.

Inside Studio 2013 Wall 5c

Diego Voci on YouTube and Wikipedia

Courtesy of Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

AC DV History 2/24/2014 #167

YOU AND I ARE #DIEGO VOCI’S #ACTORS ON HIS #STAGE

The world and all its’ people were players on DIEGO Voci’s stage. 

What’s your interpretation of DIEGO’s “Mural” at the Voci Family Home?
Helga Voci Mural

DIEGO’s living spirit is contained in framed canvases and muraled on interior walls.

A large wall mural painted by #DIEGO still lives today at the original VOCI Family (pronounced VOH-chee) home, near Wiesbaden (Germany) where DIEGO’s widow, Helga Voci, lives today and where DIEGO lived and painted until his death on December 10, 1985.

The stories that live in DIEGO’s mind were expressed through his works of art.  What stories do you recall of DIEGO? Please email your stories to diegovociproject@gmail.com. 

You may not know when DIEGO saw you, but be sure in his mind, you were auditioning for some future performance DIEGO would direct with his magical brush on canvas.

Helga Voci Mural Close Up

AC P of W 10/23/11 #9

An Original Etching FOR SALE by #DIEGOVOCI

What would inspire you to buy an original etching title “Le Théâtre” (Komedianten) 50 x 35 cm signed by Diego and numbered?

18 September 2015 Le Theatre Lithograph

To purchase, it’s simple and the price €120 includes shipping & handling (from Germany to US), a generous gift from widow, Helga Voci.  (PayPal will convert euros to dollars, to make it easy for the buyer).

Here is the link to Purchase!  http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!product/prd4/3917776271/title%3A-le-th%C3%A9%C3%A2tre

What is an ETCHING?

Etching is traditionally the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (relief) in the metal.

What Is a LITHOGRAPH?

Most people could not afford to own an original piece of artwork by Picasso or Van Gogh, but having a copy of their masterworks wouldn’t be such a bad idea. This is where the idea of a lithograph comes into play. A lithograph is an authorized copy of an original work created by the artist himself or other skilled craftsmen. A lithograph is rarely worth more than the original artwork it reproduces, but if the print quality is excellent and the production numbers are low, it may still have significant value in the art world.

Why purchase an etching or a lithograph?

For those Diego collectors who would like to their heirs to learn more about Diego Voci, acquiring an etching or lithograph is a great way to introduce the next generation to collecting works by Diego Voci.

Diego Voci on #YouTube and #Google.

Courtesy of #DiegoVociProject (Diego Voci Estate)

#DIEGOVOCI SIGNATURE TRANSITION

Although everyone called him “Diego” in 1960 he signed Antonio Voci, as in the previous blog containing his registration in #Paris https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/paris-forced-diegovoci-to-register-to-save-helgas-health/ to stay by Helga’s side as she recovered in the Paris Hospital.

Notice the signature on the painting below “D.Voci”, part of the transition from “A. Voci”.  Both would vary on Diego’s art until 1965 when he used “Diego” signature for the last 20 years of his life.

Here is a sample of the Moroccan paintings referred to in Helga’s biography https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/helga-in-a-paris-bistro/ in the previous blog.

This painting is believed to have been found in a warehouse.

C.V. 1966 Morocco Market 24 x 30in

#PARIS FORCED #DIEGOVOCI TO REGISTER TO SAVE HELGA’S HEALTH

As evidence of Diego’s dedication to Helga here is the #Paris registration required for Diego to speak for his new love Helga in the hospital.  Notice (in the image below) Diego is still signing Antonio Voci“Diego” did not show up on documents for another 5 years.

What follows in the next blog is Chapter 3 Paris Summer 1960 to February 1962 by Helga.

Address on Paris Resident Permit 1960