Where is “Playing Children” now?

Playing Children #1151-395 50x60cm

Diego Voci; “Playing Children” 50x60cm, oil on canvas 

This is an old faded polaroid of Diego Voci’s “Playing Children“.  Last information the Diego Voci Project Team has of the whereabouts is that Major Thomas Loken purchased this painting in 1976 at Ramstein AFB in Germany.  Where is this painting?

Diego Voci, an artist of a thousand faces!

Contact us at www.diegovociproject.com with any information on this painting.

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The “Entertainer” at the Easel

The clown genre by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) is among the world’s all-time best.

A wannabe jester himself, Diego loves to clown around, as you see in these two images followed by “The Clown” for which there is a $30,000 Reward offered.

Helga Voci who was beside Diego from 1960 to 1985 says “Diego liked to be entertaining and do funny things, stupid things”.

Maybe that’s why Diego was so fascinated with clowns, of which he painted many from memory.

Diego Sense of Humor with Fur Hat and Turbin

There is a $30,000 REWARD OFFERED for one special clown stolen from Otterbach, Germany.  Link to YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc

Diego Voci

http://www.diegovociproject.com

WHO OWNS THIS #BULLFIGHT TODAY?

Bullfight 1241-174 George Beasley

This Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) painting titled “Bullfight” from December 1974 was purchased by George Beasley and the Diego Voci Project team (all volunteer group) is searching for this painting or the whereabouts of.    

Please contact the Diego Voci Project Team at diegovociproject@gmail.com or www.diegovociproject.com

 

 

#EASTER WISH COMES TRUE AT ST.PETERS BASILICA

whole Voci fam Enhanced and Cropped

62 years ago, Messina Arcangela, the Matriarch of the Voci family was treated to her long awaited religious wish to visit Saint Peters Basilica in Rome.  Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) is standing to the right of his mother Messina (the 3rd one in from the left).

Diego Voci’s family in Gasperina, Italy were devote Catholics, which shows up in Diego’s painting below titled “Procession“.

C45 Procession #93897 20 12 x 16 12

Diego Voci “Procession” #93877 20 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ oil on canvas

Visit www.diegovociproject.com to view & learn more about internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85)

ONE #DIEGOVOCI PAINTING HOLDS SO MANY MEMORIES

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Tony and Stacie Westbrook share their #heartfelt #story of their Diego Voci painting title “Petit Village de Montague” and how this #painting holds many years of memories for them.

In Tony’s words:

My wife and I purchased this piece while living in Germany and serving with the US military around 1982.  We seem to recall that we purchased it at an art show probably held at the Officers Club in either Stuttgart or Heidelberg.  We were living in Heilbronn at the time.  Over the years we have collected many pieces of art – originals and limited prints – yet this piece (Petit Village de Montague) remains our absolute favorite.  It is a constant reminder of our time in Europe and what we took on as a very young married couple.  I am happy to say that after 37 years we are still very happily married and that this piece always gets the most prominent spot in the house.  It has been all over the United States and has been enjoyed by countless numbers of our friends.  Its simplicity, warmth, and mixture of color/contrast make it a wonderful piece to gaze at and enjoy for a lifetime.  This painting is one of my most prized processions and I will never part with it.

“Petit Village de Montague” as painted by Diego, represented all that we loved about out time in Europe while allowing our imagination to constantly explore who lived in village, where the village was, what the families experienced, endured, and enjoyed about their town.  The painting just brought forth positive feelings and thoughts which is what drew us to it.

This is one example of stories we receive from collectors of Diego Voci’s work of art.  The Diego Voci Estate dreams of one day to find a generous benefactor to sponsor a major museum exhibition… in the meantime take a tour of Diego’s virtual museum: https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

 

A Nice Painting by Diego… will sell within 4 Hours!

 

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Although the Diego Voci Project has no connection to this ebay offerring, we just spotted it and as this is posted it has 4 hours go go.  It is an authentic Diego work of art from the 1970’s.

Buy it here on Ebay! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antonio-Diego-Voci-Original-Oil-Painting-Woman-Traumerei-/232089766951?hash=item3609a0cc27:g:xnYAAOSwmLlX4X6j

 

WHEN DID #INNOCENZO BECOME #DIEGO?

On this day on 10 August (1920) in Gasperina, Italy, Giuseppe Antonio Voci and Arcangela Messina Voci welcomed their second son, Antonio Innocenzo Voci  into this world… nicknamed “Toto” as a kid.  Antonio Voci never liked his middle name Innnocenzo.  It does not appear again in official documents other than the birth certificate on file in Gasperina.  He took the nickname “Diego”.

Tony Voci, nephew to Diego recalls traveling in Europe with his artist Uncle and about every hour they would stop at a café for a smoke and espresso.  To the surprise of Tony Voci, Diego was greeted as “Diego” everywhere.   “Diego” was his own celebrity.

Diego and Tony Enhanced

Diego Voci and Tony Voci

The name “Diego” signed on his artwork didn’t come into play until 1966.  At encouragement of Naffouj Gallery he began signing his paintings “Diego”.  Prior to that it was some form of VOCI.  See signature section on #Wikipedia:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Gallery

The last known official document during Diego’s life was his 1976 Taunusstein Germany residence registration (see below) where “Diego” is listed as his middle name.

Taunusstein Certificta of Registration 31.3.1976 COPY for Helga

The December 10, 1985 Death Certificate ignores the birth middle name.

Some have wondered if Diego would have been more famous keeping the more unique name “Innocenzo” as his signature, rather than get lost in a swelling sea of Diegos, “Diego who?” .

Here’s a rewarding way to wish Antonio Diego Voci Happy Birthday.  Go to YouTube, click https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Diego+Voci and take a wonderful museum tour, a 20 year Diego retrospective covering two floors.  Or go to #Google, search “Diego  Voci” and click “Images”.

P.S. The mayor of #Gasperina, Gregorio #Gallello, just friended us on our Diego Voci Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/diego.voci Come and Join us!

 

 

#CUBISM SERIES BY DIEGO VOCI

When artists #GeorgeBraque, #Picasso, and #JuanGris created #cubistic #paintings it was often difficult even to the trained eye to identify which artist did the work. When Antonio #DIEGO Voci ventured into his cubistic mode he strived to be distinctively DIEGO.

Here are examples:

C5 Le Concert de Harliquin 1972 #660  23 34 x 32

Le Concert de Harlequins” 1970, 32″ x 23 ¾” , oil on canvas, signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

Spanish Table 27 25 x 19 34 Drawing Final

Spanish Table“, 27 2/5″ x 19 ¾”, mixed on paper, Signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

1st Email of Black and White Cubism Improved Image without Glass from CATSUP Heinz Bertram 26 May 2014

Ink on Paper“, 1985, Signed “DIEGO

Ink on Paper” is an important example historically because it was one of the very last works before DIEGO transitioned 3 days later. DIEGO drew this especially for what became his last exhibition, an open house at his residence the first week of December 1985. DIEGO remained upstairs in bed, too ill to personally attend.

Cubism - Christiane Hauk Genre Version

Cubism“, Signed “DIEGO” top Left hand corner, Private Collection (DIEGO was very generous giving away his art to people he was close to, for example this gift of a cubistic painting to Helga Voci’s sister.)

C71 NUDE cubism 1971 31 .5  x 23.75

Nude Cubism“, 1971, 31 ¾” x 23 ½”, oil on canvas, Signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube.  Check out http://www.diegovociproject.com

AC DV History #57 10/15/2011

#LOST #DIEGO #VOCI #PAINTINGS

WHO ARE THE OWNERS TO THESE DIEGO VOCI PAINTINGS (BELOW)?

E - Still Life with Bottles & Fruit 671 60 x 70

Still Life with Bottles & Fruit 671 60 x 70cm

F - Composition avec Madoline 625 60 x 80

Composition avec Mandoline 625 60 x 80cm

G - Homme a la Mandoline 803 80 x 60

Homme a la Mandoline 803 80 x 60 cm

There are at least 3,200 more paintings by internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGOVoci (VOH-CHEE) out there in this world.

They might be on a collector’s wall, in a gallery, or in a thrift shop. Here are 2 images of 7 paintings known to be re-sold 30 years ago. No other details known.

See two more: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page6.html#161
Another two: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page13.html#364

Signatures may be Voci, A. Voci, D. Voci, and most after 1965 “DIEGO”. See samples of signatures http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Gallery

CONTACT THE ALL VOLUNTEER TEAM WITH THE DIEGO VOCI PROJECT!

diegovociproject@gmail.com

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube!

AC DV History #156 2/14/2013