What does “Composition XXI” mean?

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Diego Voci; Composition XXI, oil on canvas; 50x60cm

This is a faded old polaroid of this painting by Diego Voci titled “Composition XXI” purchased by Mr. Keener back in 1977.

Does Mr. Keener still own this painting? Based on the information provided by Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci (1920-1985), this painting was purchased at an auction back in 1977.

Diego had a way with creating stories within his abstract paintings.  What would happen if you untangle and unravel this work of art?

The all volunteer project team assists the Diego Voci Estate archiving all of Diego Voci’s works of art.  Any whereabouts on “Composition XXI” please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com

 

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“Music to my Ears”… Who owns this painting?

Arlequin Avec Mandoline 161-428 Ogden 60x80cm

Diego Voci; Arlequin avec Mandoline #161-428, oil on canvas 60x80cm  

Ltc. Leigh Ogden purchased this painting back in 1976 in Ramstein, Germany.  Who owns this painting now?  Where is this painting?  Contact the all volunteer project team at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

Diego Voci loved music, he hummed while he painted quotes Helga Voci, widow of Diego.

To Learn more about Helga Voci and all of her wonderful memories of Diego, visit: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego

Straight from Helga Voci’s Photo Album!

Helga #Voci is the widow of internationally collected #Artist #Diego #Voci.

“This foto is Christine in front of the collection at Ramstein Officers Club with a letter from the wive’s club.” – Helga Voci   (Christine Khan was Diego’s art representative during the 1980’s.)

 DIEGOs IN Ramstein O Club 20 SEP KC

In the image below:

Phyllis Maynard of Ramstein OWC states “Diego’s contributions towards the Officer’s wives Club fundraising was a success with Diego’s works and donations”.

Christine Khan with Diego's painting and Phyllis Mignard thank you letter Ramstein OWC

To learn more about Helga and Diego’s life together: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego

To view Lithographs by Diego: https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-graphics-shopping

 

#DINING WITH #DIEGO… SURROUNDED BY #ART

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Diego Voci; “Jeune Fille avec Fleurs” #10802-106, 40x50cm oil on canvas

“Jeune Fille avec Fleurs” (40x50cm #10802-106, oil on canvas) graced the walls of La Gondola #restaurant where Diego Voci Art Historian Coop Cooprider dined several times with #Diego during his years in #Germany. This unique Diego artwork is of #glass paint. And to add to Coop’s experience with sitting there and being surrounded by paintings by Diego Voci on the walls carrying on their own conversation (if the walls could talk).

#Diego loved stopping at restaurants every town he drove thru or visited.
Becoming friendly with the owners of restaurants was an everyday common occurrence for Diego. So much so, that, Sig. #Daneluzzi of #Ristorante #Firenze purchased this painting “Jeune Fille avec Fleurs” at #La_Gondola  Restaurant back in November 24, 1980 ($480) to display in his own Restaurant Firenze. Dameluzzi owns 4 paintings and 8 Lithos and drawings . Coop loved the Gnocchi at Firenze, his wife Patti, the Spaghetti Carbonara.

Scattered throughout the social media you will discover several “Dining with Diego” experiences. See  more: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page10.html#97229

To learn more, visit “Who is Helga Voci”: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego

Enjoy eating with works by Diego in your own home, purchase an original Diego Voci Lithograph from the Diego Voci Estate here: https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-graphics-shopping

“YOU ALREADY POSTED THIS DIEGO!”

Close, but no cigar.  The link you are referring to is https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/where-is-this-little-gem-now .  The haystacks there, are in the middle of the landscape and here the haystacks are on the right.

As with many master painters, Diego Voci would return to variations of favorite subjects.  (Claude Monet did hundreds of haystacks) This beautiful rendered Diego piece was purchased in Pirmasens, Germany by Signore Barcchetti on 31 March 1980 for $680.

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Diego Voci; “Dorf auf Menorca” 60 x 80 cm. Helga Voci, widow of Diego, made the frame. (faded polaroid image of this painting)

See 2 Diego Sketches of Menorca, Link: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/memories-of-menorca-1976-on-diegos-birthday/

La Muse et Le Poet, and a Box of old Polaroid Images

Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci (1920-85), sent the Diego Voci Project Team a box of old faded polaroid images of oil paintings by Diego.   Sifting thru hundreds, we came across this index card with the image of “La Muse et Le Poet”, the number of the painting, dimensions, year of purchase and the collector who purchased.

Le Muse et Le Poet Front Index Card HalsaverLe Muse et Le Poet back index card without price

The team recognized the name as one of Diego’s collectors, The Halsavers wrote an excerpt on their Diego Voci collection:

We have about 10 Diego’s works and treasure them.  In fact, will still have the receipts for most all.  We visited him in his home and he has joined us for a bottle of wine at ours in Stuttgart in the mid-70’s.  Christine Khan, who displayed Diego’s works in her Wiesbaden studio, joined us maybe a half dozen times, too.  We have a folder of Diego’s promotional materials and ads from various handouts as well as newspaper articles about him.  His house had a dozen or more New Mexico magazines scattered about and as we had moved from New Mexico to Stuttgart, we talked of his time there and how we loved his realistic pastels of Indians that we bought.  We are glad that you have taken the initiative to honor Diego works on this site.  

The Diego Voci Project Team is presently cataloging all of Diego Voci’s works of art into the Diego Voci Estate Archive.

This is a message to the Halsavers and others to send the Diego Voci Project Team images of your Diego works.  Visit www.diegovociproject.com or email us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.  We are excited to receive your images.  Google “Diego Voci”, and click Images. Amazing!

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.”

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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”

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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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