DO YOU #KNOW #WHO OWNS THESE #PAINTINGS?

Unknown Paintings and Collectors Fluitist and Woman in Hat

Diego Voci; Paintings (unknown Collectors or Titles to works)

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

 

 

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WHAT’S IN DIEGO’S MAILBOX TODAY?

Gene Pizzo with I Due Mondi selfie

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/

 

#DIEGO #MASTER OF THE #SURREAL

Femmes Greques #27-649 80x60cm Robert Norton

Diego Voci; “FEMMES GREQUES” 80X60cm Collector Robert Norton paid $630 in 1977

Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) applies the surreal to 2 unique #female figures.  The frame is by Helga Voci, Diego’s constant companion for 25 years (1960-1985).

Click to read more about Diego & Helga Voci: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego

THE MAX FAMILY IN CANADA!

An “excerpt” from the DIEGO VOCI NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER that Stephen Max (one of the DVP’s volunteers) creates for all of Diego Voci’s collectors as a way to stay connected to the Legacy of Diego Voci.

Image for November Newsletter

DIEGO VOCI NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER 2018

#MASTER OF THE #SURREAL

002 Composition a La Plage #261-446 Christine Khan 60x50cm

Diego Voci; “COMPOSITION A LA PLAGE” #261-4467 oil on canvas 60x50cm

Christine Khan, (owner of “Composition a La Plage“) shares words on her DIEGO Collection:

“Each piece either been given to me as a gift or a purchase. There is a story behind each one. Each piece is so different & unique. I live with them. They each have a certain place in my home. No reason to sell. DIEGO was intelligent, interesting, engaged in mind discussions, and had a sense of humor. Prior to my representing Diego for 10 years, I had a friendship with Helga & Diego. Diego wanted to paint what he liked.”

“COMPOSITION A LA PLAGE” is an example of a surrealist work of art:
How Surrealism is defined
https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/themes/surrealism/
Explore with the Tate, what is Surrealism in a simple fun way
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/surrealism

Visit more: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/

IN THE #STUDIO #1980’S

Diego in his Studio dual image

Helga Voci, (widow of DIEGO Voci) shares the behind the scenes in these photos of DIEGO.

“These 2 photos were taken in Diego’s studio in Taunusstein, Germany sometime in the 80’s. This was his easel and the place where he spent most of his time.”

Versatility was Diego’s strength.  Driven to experiment in every genre while remaining distinctly DIEGO.

Click on YouTube Diego Voci to view more behind the scenes of DIEGO!

#PICASSO’S SOUTH: #ANDALUSIA

Picasso Malaga

Installation view. #Museo Picasso Málaga http://www.museopicassomalaga.org/

#Picasso and the South (from article http://artdaily.com/news/108192/Museo-Picasso-M-laga-opens-the-exhibition–Picasso-s-South–Andalusian-References-#.W7y7TvZFyUk)

Picasso’s influence and contribution to the history of #20th-century art is undeniable.  The exhibition uses several premises to support the idea that Picasso never ceased to be interested in the origins and traditions of painting, in much the same way as his migrancy bound him emotionally to his homeland, never shedding his loyalty to his cultural ties: #Málaga, #Andalusia and #Spain were all part of his “southernness”, and not just in artistic terms.

DIEGO Voci, an #artist who also thrived in the “South“;  #Andalusia region and connected deeply with the people.  Helga Voci (widow of DIEGO Voci (VOH-chee) shares in writing from her #memories….“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.” 

Liegender Akt D2811-641 60x80cm Randy Anderson 1986

DIEGO Voci; “Liegender Akt” D2811-641 60x80cm Private Collection

Experience more with Diego;  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Southern_Europe_and_London

“SOMEWHERE #BEYOND THE #SEA”

Gente Al Mare #251-207 Liliane Dussard

Diego Voci; “Gente Al Mare” #251-207 oil on canvas 70x50cm

The #village #women seeing their men off on a fishing excursion, leaves them alone for sometimes weeks until their return. And sometimes a terrible #storm can take the men and the #boat with it.

Diego Voci wanted to get close to really know the #fisherman, what stories their #faces told. You could often find Diego at the #village gathering place overlooking the #ocean, #playingcards with the #fisherman.

Diego played cards with the Fishermen” by Helga Voci https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/artist-diego-voci-was-a-man-of-the-people/

For Lyrics to Bobby Darin’s “Beyond the Sea”, a French melody. https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobbydarin/beyondthesea.html

LILIANE DUSSARD #HISTORY WITH DIEGO

Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci shares;
“In the beginning of the seventies we moved to #Bavaria, where my parents lived and where they intended to build a house and Diego was supposed to help them. So, we rented an apartment in the same #village. At the same time Diego did not like doing business with Joy Naffouj anymore; and Liliane Dussard, a #French lady who had been working for Naffouj in her #gallery for a while, wanted to change also.

So, Diego and Liliane decided to work together (around 1972 for several years). Liliane came to our house and she started to take contacts with #Nürnberg Ladies Clubs and Officers’ Clubs and had soon several dates for #exhibits. Now we needed frames, as everything was an #experiment. In the village, we found a #wood joiner and Diego made models of frames, so he started to do a collection of frames in different sizes, then we got these frames and Diego`s atelier became a frame workshop. Diego painted on #canvases and Liliane and me painted and #gold-plated the frames under Diego`s instruction. We were almost working day and night, as everything had to be ready for our first exhibit.

And then we started our first exhibit in the Officers’ Club Fürth near Nürnberg and it was a very big success.”

(This history is a little fuzzy with dates): Liliane Dussard (deceased now) represented Diego beginning in 1972 and times throughout his years until 1985.

Liliane arranged art auctions at Officer’s Club, hosted Gallery exhibits for Diego and shared Holidays with Helga and Diego. (see Art Auction flyer below for 1985 “Dussard Art Studio” in Taunusstein). Artauction (1)

Lilian Dussard moved to the United States in 1973 and opened a gallery with her name: Dussard Art Gallery in Strafford, Virginia.

Retour du Travail #451-260

Diego Voci; “Retour du Travail” #451-260 oil on canvas

We know Liliane’s had this painting by Diego Voci in her own collection: “Retour du Travail” #451-260

#CHALLENGE: #NAME THIS #DIEGO WORK OF #ART

Untitled Cubistic Painting

Diego Voci; untitled cubistic painting

Helga Voci, widow of internationally collected artist, Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) found this untitled photo in Germany and sent it to us, the Diego Voci Project in San Diego. We have nothing of the history for this excellent cubistic work so we thought we’d have some fun giving a title to it.

The first one given is:
“What Happened to My Second Breast?”

What is your title for this painting? email us at diegovociproject@gmail.com