11 #WILD #ROMANCES THAT CHANGED #ART #HISTORY

Marcel Sternberger, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Mexico City (1952). Courtesy of Frida Kahlo Corporation. © Stephan Loewentheil.

Gala and Salvador Dalí
Marina Abramović and Ulay
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Françoise Gilot and Pablo Picasso
Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence
Elaine and Willem de Kooning
Yayoi Kusama and Joseph Cornell
Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst
Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
Diego Voci and Helga Voci

Compliments of DVP https://www.diegovociproject.com/ and https://news.artnet.com/art-world/famous-art-romances-1763217

13TH #CENTURY #PAINTING FOUND HUNG OVER A HOT #PLATE.

Cimabue’s The Mocking of Christ. Courtesy of Actéon and Eric Turquin.

An Elderly Woman Discovered She Had Been Storing a Rare Renaissance Painting in Her Kitchen—and It Could Fetch $6 Million at Auction Next Month

Compliments of The Diego Voci Project team; finding hidden gems like the one above adds to our history. Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) captures history with his Madonna and Child paintings.

View Here: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/madonna-and-child-by-diegovocitm-mother-and-child/

7 #TREASURES SAVED IN #NOTREDAME #FIRES

A picture taken on April 16, 2019 shows the altar surrounded by charred debris inside the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris in the aftermath of a fire that devastated the cathedral. – French investigators probing the devastating blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019, questioned workers who were renovating the monument on April 16, as hundreds of millions of euros were pledged to restore the historic masterpiece. As firefighters put out the last smouldering embers, a host of French billionaires and companies stepped forward with offers of cash worth around 600 million euros ($680 million) to remake the iconic structure. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

To see more:
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/7-artworks-and-relics-survived-notre-dame-fire-1518991

Check out #history of DIEGO Treasures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

#MUELLER’S DONE. DOES THE #CHASE CONTINUE?

#Diego sez, How will #history portray the #TRUMP #Presidency years from now? Apparently, this #cartoon #artist #illustration is only a Chapter One portrayal of first 2 years. What’s next?

Remember another cartoonist speculating on June 1, 2015 what GOP candidate would run against Hillary? They are all in the men’s locker room. Guess who is peaking thru the window?
https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/look-closely-hillary-is-watching/

Go see #Caricature by #Diego Voci:
https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/rare-to-find/ and this painted caricature:
https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page3.html#84

How do you prounouce VOCI (VOH-chee) click here! https://youtu.be/_WUYmz0Jkc0

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.

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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

FOUND THE ORIGINAL “LA RENTREE DES PAYSANS” AT DA SANDRO

La Rentree des Paysans and Ristorante da Sandro

Out of 4000 thousand paintings created by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985 VOH-chee), our mission is to locate one by one with the help of Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, who sent us, Diego Voci Project (www.diegovociproject.com), a shoebox filled with index cards of images & titles, a cataloging system for Diego’s works of art.

Read the history of Ristorante da Sandro and Diego Voci in Germany
https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/dining-with-diego-in-germany/

#Brooklyn Museum’s #History of #Black Radical #Women Draws Its #Power From the #Grassroots

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https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/we-wanted-a-revolution-brooklyn-museum-936359

Diego Voci visited Africa inspired by the beauty in women! See below!

 

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Diego Voci: Composition Africane  76 x 56 CM (in background African Sculpture)

Click on link: https://www.diegovociproject.com/product-page/title-composition-africane

 

 

 

 

#NUDE ART MAKES WORLD HISTORY

 

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Modigliani’s Reclining Nude (1919). Museum of Modern Art, New York.

 

 

Diego Voci Invites You to See Art Marking World History by Modigliani, Egon Schiele, Basquiat, plus the portraits of the 44 USA Presidents!

 

#Modigliani Seductive Nudes Once Censored by Police! More! The GREAT Egon #Schiele at MFA in Boston, including some of Schiele’s unique nudes.  #Basquiat on view in Frankfurt .  Next, Portraits of #Barack and #Michelle.  And then the Amazing portraits of 44 USA Presidents at the Smithsonian.

 

Enjoy!

 

Diego Voci nudes are more acceptable for family homes, some on view Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/nudes-diegovocitm/

 

Diego works of art chosen by Google for its gallery can be seen by searching “Diego Voci” then click “Images”.

 

#MADONNA AND CHILD PART #2 (A GIRL?)

What if MADONNA had given birth to a #girl? How would history be different?

Use your #imagination.  Let us hear your ideas:  diegovociproject@gmail.com

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Diego Voci; “Donna Africana con Bambino” #181-781; 60x50cm oil on canvas

This Diego Voci portrayal is #2 of 6 (one each day) as we countdown to #Christmas Day!

www.diegovocipreoject.com

This Story is Lots of #Bull!

I was tasked to find Bob Sholar 40 years after my father, Coop, Diego Voci Historian, had visited him in Lorton, VA. I had my father’s hand scribbled 1974 notes on yellow pad indicating Sholar owned 30 Diego paintings!

Yellow Pad SHOLAR Scribbles 1974

I found him in August 2014 in central #Florida. Bob and Gretchen Sholar, 4 decades later still have their halls filled with Diegos, their master bedroom is covered with Diegos, as is their bathroom. Antonio DIEGO Voci was and is a part of their life.

Bob reminisced with me about his memorable “Bull Story” when in 1973 Diego was a guest in his Lorton,VA home:

“My office was on the downstairs level. While visiting and sitting in the office, Diego said, “Bob, I want to draw.” Diego sat on the floor, pulled out his paper, and began to sketch. Diego grabbed whatever tools were available while I watched in amazement as Diego created one after the other. Each one took maybe 15-20 minutes a piece; so within two hours there were 6 or 7 artworks. Diego asked me if I wanted him to draw anything in particular, to which I told Diego I had this farm in Kentucky where I raised Angus Cattle. I want you to draw me a bull.”

“The next thing I know,  the  BULL was there.”

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While there, Diego offered to appraise Bob’s art, not just his DIEGO’s. Bob will be sending us here at the Diego Voci Project – that document when he locates it. Bob also has a photo of himself with  Diego – and Bob is determined to find it  for us as well.

Diego took off from VA to the West Coast – Bob recalls Diego had a show in Broadmoor #Colorado lined up with a collector he knew from Germany: Dr. Ogden Brown, curated by Marsha Largent (http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page3.html#90 )

When Diego traveled back to the East Coast, he stopped again to visit with Bob Sholar. When he arrived, one of the first things Bob remembers Diego saying, was

America is a big country…so much open space …not so many people.

Kami Cooprider, Research Assistant – www.diegovociproject.com

AC DV History #199 4/30/2015