“Der Mönch”, by Antonio DIEGO Voci, 70 x 60 cm, Oil on Canvas, #1151-397
Larry Martel in #Heidelberg, Germany bought “Der Mönch” on Thanksgiving Day. The monks seems to be saying to the artist, “Who is the guy, Diego? Are you sure I can trust him?”Diego’s wife Helga captured this Diego memory on canvas with her polaroid camera in 1975, since faded.
Diego Voci; “Deux Filles au Bleu” 50x60cm oil on canvas ca. 1968
This painting, was listed on The Diego Voci Project website as “Not for Sale”.
Stephen & Wendy Max (volunteers for the Diego Voci Project Team) were immediately attracted to this portrait of two young women-with dark blank eyes, sensuous lips without a smile -conveying a message of noble beauty. Eventually and gratefully we were able to convince Helga to part with her treasured painting.
When Stephen & Wendy Max finally received the painting we asked Helga why “Deux Filles au Bleu” meant so much to her, here is her response:
Dear Stephen and Wendy, I am happy that you like the painting and I know that with you it is in good hands and that you really appreciate it. The story about it is that when we lived in Wiesbaden between 1965 and 1970 we went one time to Prague where we went several times because we both liked the City and we always went through little antique shops, they had many there and we found this beautiful frame and Diego said- I will paint you a beautiful painting for this frame and that was -Deux filles au bleu- and I loved it and carried it where ever we moved. …Helga Voci
These faded Polaroid images are from Helga Voci, widow of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). The owners left to right, Major Green, Mr. and Mrs. Kellett and Lilliane Dussard. Where are these paintings now and their owners?
Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci 1920-1985, speaks of her experience of her late husband. #Diego liked to be “Seen” and “Be Seen” at the finest of places… all money made from his art. “I must say at that time I had met many artists who were quite poor, they were all seriously working, they mostly had small ateliers, no comfort, happy when they sold a painting, and then invited the others. And when they didn`t sell – just eating bread and black coffee. Nobody had a car, in fact DIEGO was called: “el pintor con coche” (which means- the painter with a car) . So, when I heard DIEGO inviting me in his car I thought: this man is showing off, besides the car he was very well dressed, like a businessman.”
Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, shares these precious phrases from Diego about their daughter Alessandra when she was a little girl;
“He (Diego) 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 Alessandra, this was his (Diego’s) biggest pleasure!”
Diego Voci explored all genres. Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) inspired by the greatest masters from #Rafael and #Leonardo explored all artistic genres while remaining distinctively recognizable as works by Diego Voci.
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 email@example.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com