WHO OWNS THIS PAINTING NOW?

Jeune Fille en Blanc #641-030 80x60cm oil on canvas

Diego Voci; “Jeune Fille en Blanc” #641-030 oil on canvas 80x60cm 

“Jeune Fille en Blanc” was purchased back in 1974 by Diego Voci Historian, Coop Cooprider in Diego’s studio when Coop was helping Diego become better known. Diego opened up his studio to visitors and many experienced first hand the “magnetism” of Diego, so captivated by his art and his persona that most walked out with a painting or two in hand. Coop was no exception.

Throughout the years, Coop and his family have traveled and moved between Europe and United States, and along the way this painting has gone missing.

This unique cubistic/surrealist art work takes on the divide between two different styles. Where is the line between the two?

Any information on the whereabouts of this painting, contact us at diegovociproject.com or diegovociproject@gmail.com

 

#CONFESSIONS OF DIEGO VOCI #HISTORIAN

 

Masques #34978 90x50cm

Diego Voci; “Masques” #34978 90x50cm 

Helga Voci, widow of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) claims I bought this painting “Masques”. It must be so. I’m not claiming the 5th Amendment, but, I swear I don’t recall and I don’t know where it is. Maybe some viewer can remember where they saw this painting last. Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com

Coop Cooprider
Diego Voci Historian (since 1974)
Google has selected some of Diego’s paintings to show in their image gallery. Click “Diego Voci” then click images (see example below). This guy was a great artist. Thanks, Google!

Google images July 17 2018

BOYS WITH MELON …WHERE IS THIS PAINTING?

Boys with Melon #4802-068 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci; “Boys with Melon” #4802-068 oil on canvas 60x80cm

Captain Lambert purchased this painting in April of 1980 at Lahr, Canadian AFB in Germany.

We have no information on whether Captain Lambert still owns this painting or the whereabouts.

Diego, love of food as an Italian, seems to capture people with their emotions and a relation to food.

To understand the creative nature of Diego, click here Antonio Diego Voci Biography Wikipedia   authored by Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973.

Contact the Diego Voci Project Team for any information on the painting or Captain Lambert at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

Update:

Diego Voci AHAH! Kami Cooprider here! I came in this afternoon and saw this great post. It looked familiar. Voila! Carole Hackenbeck and her hubby Claude own it. Here is what she wrote to us late last year: “Hi, my husband is number 8 of a 10 children family. Number 7, his brother Michel was a major in the Canadian air-force and was stationed in Germany for a few years and he bought this painting! Unfortunately he died of a massive heart attack in September 1988 at the age of 39!! Our third son was born on September 30th 1988 which is the date of Diego Voci’s passing [Actual date of Death is August 10, 1985]!! His parents cherished this painting and when both were diseased the 9 siblings had a drawing to share the objects that everyone wanted and my husband won the painting which we love and reminds us of his closest brother!!!” and here is the Index card with Helga Voci handwritten info on Major Michel Lambert, Claude’s brother. Our Diego Voci Project Team will continue posting more of the the ‘lost’ paintings! Greetings from the DVP, Coop, Stephen Max and Lisa Camargo 

Boys with Melon #4802-068 back of index card

#Urbino, #Italy

…the place where #DiegoVoci™ published a series of prints handmade on special #lithostones in #1979, financed by Naffouj #Gallery.

Jawdat Naffouj showing Coop the receipt

Dr. Jawdat Naffouj, owner of Naffouj Gallery in Altstadt of Landstuhl, Germany.

During a live interview (2012) in Landstuhl, #Germany with Jawdat Naffouj of Naffouj Gallery, Jawdat shared with DiegoVoci™ #Art #Historian Coop Coorider, delivery slips for the Lithographs from Urbino, Italy. These lithographs are first edition signed by DiegoVoci™.

Jawdat Naffouj was not only instrumental to DiegoVoci™’s growth as an #artist but also a catalyst for influencing Diego to change his signature (from D.Voci to DIEGO).

To read more on what is considered an original Lithograph click link: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page5.html#67831

The #DiegoVoci™ #Estate has numerous DiegoVoci™ authentic lithographs available. http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!acquire-graphics-shopping/c12yh

Fred Curley knew artist DiegoVoci™ https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/fred-curley-knew-artist-diegovoci/

 

THE LOOK OF A #SUCCESSFUL #ARTIST

Content below is from the back cover of the 8 page #1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.

“When is finished the art piece? Never.  Any painting I can add more.  When I put my signature, for me it is finished.  I don’t say I’m satisfied.  I’m never satisfied.”  – DIEGO

23. 1974 DIEGO Catalog Page 8 of 8 (Back Cover) Diego Image

Image of DiegoVoci™ 1974

Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com 

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ARTIST #DiegoVoci™ #HUMANISM RECEIVES NOTORIETY

Content below is from page 7 of the 8 page #1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.

Commentary John Krueger Writer for #Stars & #Stripes Part I:

C39 Friends ca. 1966 23 23 x 47 14 #1159-68 ORIGINAL

“Antonio DIEGO Voci considers the human face to be the most direct an effective way to illustrate and to express his intimate #poetical #world.  DIEGO’S deep concern for people reveals the painter’s #humanism, his #gift for perception, his #warmth, #equilibrium and #serenity of vision which are very characteristic of the #Italian temperament.

DIEGO’s oil #portraits of young #women – with #dark melancholy eyes, sensuous lips without a smile – convey a message of noble #beauty that transcends the physical portrait and becomes the revelation of a #soul, bringing to mind the sorrowful mysticism of the Italian painters of the XVth Century.

DIEGO’s great reverence and admiration for the Italian painters of the XVth and XVIth centuries, above all #Michelangelo and #Botticelli, can be sensed in his works, which are far from being a mere imitation of the classics and could be better described as a modern interpretation of the immortal ideals which have, through the centuries, uplifted the spirit of humanity through beauty artistically expressed.

Besides oils, #DIEGO works in #charcoal, #watercolors, #ink, #tempera, and #pastels.  Sometimes he combines ink and water color in a way reminiscent of #Japanese #art.  The dark outlines enhanced by splashes of flowing color given an impression of form in movement which is exceedingly decorative.

DIEGO is a painter of uncommon versatility and prolificacy, an intellectual devoid of all intellectualisms, an intelligent interpreter of #modern art movements who possesses the moral courage to remain faithful to his own personal dreams, inflexibly rejecting all influences alien to a nature nurtured under the glorious Italian skies, by the examples of the greatest artists of all times.”

Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

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#TIMELESS #BEAUTY #FASCINATES #DESIRE TO POSSESS

Content below is from page 6 of 8, #1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.

“DIEGO VOCI creates works of art which are full of expression and timeless beauty; which deeply impress and #fascinate people with its exceptional appeal, and instill the desire to possess.”  – Herr Dahms, Galerie Dahms, #Wiesbaden

Stolen Clown and La Familie

“DIEGO is one of the few artistic personalities whose paintings really appeal to people.  They understand, they get excited about, and they really enjoy living with DIEGO’S art.  The beauty of his paintings and the desire of possession are often so immense that people gradually acquire more and more of his work.   DIEGO buyers soon become DIEGO collectors.” – Herr Dahms, Galerie Dahms, #Wiesbaden

Courtesy of Diego Voci Project: www.diegovociproject.com

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#VENUS #FAMOUS #DEATH IN #BATTLE

Content below is from page 5 of 8, 1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.

A witty, gracious, confident man, DIEGO does not hunger for success.  He tells those who wish to exploit him, “You want to make me something in the sky with wings…go ahead.  You want to make me famous… go ahead.  But this is not my life.”

C36 Death in Battle 47 12 x 36 14 oil on burlap ca. 1965

Painted by DIEGO for Naffouj Gallery Death in Battle” 1969 47 ½” x 36 ¼” oil on burlap

 “A man look at woman…this is cerebral feeling.  Venus is love god… who made her?  In reality Venus never existed.  I like for example fat woman… that’s the way I build Venus.  Or I like skinny woman… that’s the way I build Venus.  If I am important enough, that’s enough to influence 90% of the world.” – DIEGO, 1974

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

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“NO TOMORROWS, NO YESTERDAYS, ONLY THE #MOMENT” …#DiegoVoci™

Content in excerpt in page 4 of 8 of the 1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian begins with this #DiegoVoci™ Quote:

Have you done your best work yet? “No”
When will you begin? “As soon as possible.” 
#DIEGO INTERVIEW, DEC. 1973.

C18-2 The Fishermans Miraculous Catch 1974 #24943  35 12 x 51 (2)

DiegoVoci™ “The Fisherman’s Miraculous Catch” 1974 130 x 90 cm, oil on sand base canvas (experience DiegoVoci™’s unusual awareness, a wide & deep understanding of the world and the ability to make it visible as in the example of this painting above)

Notes by Coop Cooprider:

“DIEGO is an #artist. He looks like an #artist.

For DIEGO there are no tomorrows, no yesterdays, only the moment. Now is important. Enjoy.

To limit DIEGO to a “single style” is to #cage the #Lion. He can paint anything and he often does, yet there remains a strong vein, a unity and consistency in his divergent moods. #Pastel, #oil, #glass paint, #surrealism to #super-realism have all experienced the DIEGO technique – but mostly DIEGO is #people!

DIEGO #loves #people. Truly loves. People are his #life and his #work. The people on his #canvas feel. They have experienced. They have lived. They are people for which one feels compassion.

DIEGO needs canvas as well as people. 

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

There is a reluctance in DIEGO to pinpoint his early inspiration. But he has said,

Michelangelo is the greatest There are so many. Leonardo da Vinci, Boticelli, Rembrandt, And Miro, Chagall, Picasso. So many.”

Where are the thousand words to describe a DIEGO picture? DIEGO says,

“The first idea … the first few lines decide the whole work.”

DIEGO’s first few lines are #magical. Composition comes easy. So easy. Watching DIEGO in concert with paint makes one think tying shoes would be more difficult.

Such ease. Such depth. Such strength.

DIEGO possesses an unusual awareness, a wide and deep understanding of the world, and the ability to make it visible. A DIEGO demands your attention. You may not like it, but you will be forced to react. My advice: don’t deny yourself a DIEGO. He is not “just another painter,” he is a master in the making.” 

Courtesy of DiegoVoci™ Estate: diegovociproject@gmail.com 

AC DV History #15 5/7/2010