Hot Buys! Diego Voci paintings

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Beurone of Gerleve, 1965 31 1/2″ x 24″ 

HOT BUYS!!!

The time to buy a DiegoVoci™ painting is right now while there are more sellers than buyers. That will change.

Remember when houses were so cheap a few years ago? The people who took advantage got anywhere from 30% to double their money today. Buy low. Sell high.

The DiegoVoci™ owners of 30 and 40 years ago have passed or are dying. Owners literally hoarded 4,000 Diego oil paintings since Diego’s death in 1985. Yet DiegoVoci™ was unknown to the world’s art market. The paintings are showing up in yard sales, thrift shops, auctions, and eBay ranging from 97¢ to $1250. Some are quite good. One or two not as good. It’s all in the eye of the beholder. This canvas (painting above) is good. The new owner bought it at a garage sale for an amazing 97¢! You should be so lucky.

Two things are at work to raise DiegoVoci™ prices:
1. As people like you find the bargains, the supply will get tighter.
2. The demand will rise also because of the work being done by the volunteer Diego Voci Project Team to enhance awareness and value of Diego’s great body of artwork.

Get busy! Google “Diego Voci” while the buys are hot. The bottom is now. The sky’s the limit!

Go to www.diegovociproject.com to purchase a DiegoVoci™ painting.

 

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ALBERT #CAMUS & TIM #BURTON ON #PASSION:

CAMUS and BURTON 7 MAR POST 3 Social Media KAC

Courtesy of #FORBES and http://www.diegovociproject.com

After an interview with #DiegoVoci™ in December 1973, Victoria Williams, then a writer was helping #Coop Cooprider gather stories, photos, & related ‘Diego’ information to assemble a book. She wrote, “DIEGO dominates the space around him.” The interview was published in a local TV Guide in Germany: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/publications-diegovocitm/

The book did not happen in 1973, but last year in July 2015, Stephen Max and Coop Cooprider were able to select more than 100 images of Diego‘s art, an internationally collected Italian #Artist. Cooprider (DiegoVoci™Historian since ’73) recruited Stephen Max, from Alberta, Canada to join the DiegoVoci™Project (DVP). Stephen and his wife Wendy had exclusively represented Diego in Canada from 1981 until Diego’s untimely death from lung #cancer in 1985. Diego’s widow Helga Voci and their daughter Alessandra Voci still reside in Germany.

Enter “Stephen Max”here in the WordPress Search field – the 5 part tribute to Stephen and his wife Wendy is well deserved! SearchDiegoVoci” on #Google and you will find #YouTube videos,  #Virtual #Museum #Tour, a 20-yr retrospective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5Jl-2FuXM  and the DVP official website: www.diegovociproject.com The DVP™ thanks to Stephen even offers a Free monthly #Newsletter – and so much more! Sign up: diegovociproject@gmail.com

Best there is a book now! View it for FREE:

http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

You want more? Read the history pages about Antonio Diego Voci, his life, his passions, and his creations:  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43346

www.diegovociproject.com

#Dining with @DiegoVoci Part 4 #LaGondola Restaurant

DiegoVoci™ was known for his palette covered in paint – and very often for his other #palette of savoring great Italian #cuisine.

“We all went to this restaurant “La Gondola” many years ago with Uncle Diego” recalls Mario Voci, his nephew who lives in England with his wife Dagmar. For years the two made an annual trip to Rome, where Mario’s sister Lina still lives today. Her son Francesco Caruso just had Lina’s 1st grandson: Niccolo.

Mario’s wife Dagmar recently came across the Order Ticket” also used as a Receipt (#Rechnung) seen below. The 1,000 Deutsche Mark faux Image is on the back of the ticket!  Diego created the owner, Cesare Gianni of “La Gondola” in caricature ( 1 #DM was 4 to $1 at the time):

La Gondola TRIER BACK of Receipt by DIEGO 30 NOV 2015 1kMark

DM 1,000 fake bill for “La Gondola” Back of ‘Order Ticket’/Receipt by Diego Voci, Late 1960’s.

“The laurel wreath on the subject is due to the fact that #Trier was once Roman and also the capital of the North-West Roman empire*.   I hope you find it interesting,” shares Mario who was very close to his Uncle Diego and still visits Helga Voci in #Taunusstein near #Wiesbaden every year.  Here are Helga and Diego in the late ’60s:

"La Gondola" Restaurant in Trier, Germany. Late 1960s.

“La Gondola” Restaurant Order Ticket/Receipt Front in Trier, Germany. Late 1960s.

On the drive thru Germany to visit Uncle Diego and Aunt Helga we always tried to stop in #Trier, for a palatable and delicious Italian meal. The ‘La Gondola’ restaurant was a favorite – not just for my wife and I  – but Uncle Diego and Helga would even meet us there.” Diego knew Cesare Gianni like he did many other Italian restaurant ‘owners’ (‘Inh.’ = Inhaber) he did Ciccio and Francesco Daneluzzi (and, Gigi Bellati of La Gondola in Ramstein, more to come…)

See Dining With Diego Parts 1, 2, and 3: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/dining-with-diego-in-germany/

Today, a local hospital “#Krankenhaus” covers the entire area where “La Gondola”stood. Like many of the day, . . . gone.

Where and when did you meet DiegoVoci™ at a #restaurant?

Tell us, The DiegoVoci™Project: diegovociproject@gmail.com

*Trier is noted for its Roman history, to include the #Porta Nigra (Black Gate) which still stands today, as well as the #aquaducts and “Imperial Baths”the #Romans built during their reign in #Trier on the #Mosel River. Google “Trier, Germany”

“Arrivederci” as it reads at the bottom of the ticket . . . watch for Dining with Diego Part 5. Coming Soon!

#GOODWILL AUCTIONS DIEGO VOCI PAINTING

Goodwill in DC just brought the hammer down on Diego’s “Man from Felde” at $686.  Another bargain!  People who know are buying from people who don’t know.  That won’t last long with the resuscitation of Diego’s life and artwork spreads on the internet.  #Google “Diego Voci”.

Man from Felde #1600-9 34x28 framed 31x23.5 canvas

This Diego painting is from the same mid-sixties as the piece “Fisher People” donated to Goodwill in DC and auctioned a week earlier. See our WP post dated 27 May 2015.

For additional DIEGOs featured as Painting of he Week and more about the Italian artist:                   https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/painting-of-the-week/

Visit us at:  www.diegovociproject.com 

AC P of W #276 6/1/2015

#EURO VALUE AGAINST #DOLLAR IS PERFECT FOR BUYING #DIEGO ARTWORKS

DIEGO FOR SALE in MANNHEIM, GERMANY:

* NOTE THAT THE EXCHANGE RATE IS GREAT JUST NOW *

If you’re in #EUROPE and want to pick up a DIEGO, here is one for sale online: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/35739568_antonio- diego-voci-gasperinaitalien-1920-1985

Better yet, if you’re traveling in central Europe, HELGA #VOCI is in the Wiesbaden/Mainz Germany area and has a variety of DIEGOs to sell.
Three French Farmers Live Auctioneers 28 March 2015 for Sale KAMI

Please feel free to contact HELGA VOCI via Email at: helga.voci@gmx.de  or Phone her at: 06128-72426 calling within Germany (US to Germany – 011-49-6128-72426).    Call her for a visit, or to view DIEGOs.
Online, you can view her DIEGO VOCI ESTATE at www.diegovociproject.com under “Acquire” – Graphics or Originals.Order before you go. And, enjoy stories about DIEGO!

In the USA, you’ll see “YOUNG BOY WITH HAT” oil on wood, in oval frame.

NOW, only $400 here in the USA on e-bay.

For more details click on: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page16.html#465

YOUNG BOY WITH HAT #DIEGO OIL ON WOOD - OVAL

YOUNG BOY WITH HAT #DIEGO OIL ON WOOD – OVAL

One of our #DIEGO Collectors is moving on the East Coast. The Fisherman below must go: “Pescatore“, Oil #Painting. 20″ x 24” is now for sale. Starting Bid is only $577: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page16.html#465

PESCATORE (Fisherman) Oil on Canvas, 20

PESCATORE (Fisherman) Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 24″

#DIEGO Portrayal of a German #Supper

John and Cindy Silvers were stationed at #Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany from 1965 to 1968. In October of 1966 the Silvers’ acquired two DIEGO’s they presently still own: “Supper” and “Girl with Pitcher.” Joy Gibson-Naffouj in Landstuhl, #Germany represented DIEGO at that time. Shown here is “Supper” (60×80 cm):

SUPPER Nr 1182 60 x 80cm

Supper” (in German “#Abendessen”). The hot main meal of the day in Germany is usually eaten at lunchtime. In the early evening as the last meal of the day one dines on bread with cold cuts and cheese. Wine or hot tea often accompany this typical dinner or “Supper”. In Diego’s rendition of the old man having ‘supper’ one observes the flame indicating it is evening, using the knife to perhaps cut some cheese or meat as his next bite, and a bread roll or “Brötchen” lies next to the plate. The glass of wine and the bottle are part of this old man’s meal. A very typical ‘supper’ in Germany in the day.

John adds, “The frames were made to look old and I don’t know who did that, but we like them. We wouldn’t sell the “Supper,” that will go to our youngest daughter Marni, who did a pencil drawing of it, which was quite good, so she loves the picture.”

An unfortunate health issue put Cindy in the Landstuhl Hospital in Germany – not far from where John worked at Ramstein AFB. She had a stroke at the young age of 29. John explained that Cindy was left with whole right side paralyzed and she couldn’t speak, caused by aphasia. Her right leg came back about 85%; but above the waist, nothing. She was finally able to speak in speech therapy when she sneezed and the therapist quickly said, “What did you say, Cindy?She said, I love you John.” She is quite a fighter and never felt sorry for herself. Cindy raised their four children: John, Lori, Marni and Kevin to adulthood and was an antique dealer in an antique mall.” John retired from the Air Force as a Major in 1972 and then again in 1999 from the Insurance business. business. Cindy and John now reside in Colorado.

John added in a later e-mail to us here at the Diego Voci Project, “Actually, I just recalled that we purchased three paintings. The other was of a Arab man with very dark eyes. The man was just shown as a head and shoulder image. The size of the canvas would be the same and the frame also the same as the two pictured above. When we returned from Germany, a Doctor saw the painting and wanted to have it for his office, so we sold it to him. That’s all I can recall about the third painting.”

Tell us your story. When and where did you purchase your DIEGO? Did you meet Diego? What did he say in his words? What did he do? Tell us your stories!     Write us at:   diegovociproject@gmail.com

GOOGLE “Diego Voci” and Click on Images.

See Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

 https://twitter.com/DiegoVoci

AC P of W #262 3/25/2015

 

 

LOST #DIEGO PAINTING…WHERE IS IT?

Helga #Voci, widow to Diego Voci, has a shoebox with old photos of paintings done by Diego but many do not have names of owners on them… so the whereabouts are unknown. 

This is one of the images of a Diego #cubistic painting that came from Helga’s shoebox… size and title are unknown:

46 Lost Shoebox Revised S.Max 17 MAR 2015

Notice the rider appears to be strumming a base fiddle that forms into the rider’s left leg as he straddles his flying horse.  And if you look at the eye of the bull, he’s thinking “What the heck is going on here?”  This story-filled #painting leaves you with many interpretations.  Most important is to find its owner and its trail of history.

HELP FIND THIS LOST DIEGO PAINTING!

Visit http://www.diegovociproject.com/ for contact information.

#Google “Diego Voci” or “Antonio Diego Voci” for more!

   You can also see more masterpieces by DIEGO VOCI online in the 1st Book “The Beauty of Diego” at:  http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

AC P of W #261 3/18/2015

DIEGO VOCI LANDSCAPE SOLD ON EBAY AT BARGAIN PRICE OF $599.00

lanscape

Someone got a good deal! Listed as: Antonio DIEGO Voci Oil Painting German Countryside Signed Italian Listed Artist:    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antonio-DIEGO-Voci-Oil-Painting-German-Countryside-Signed-Italian-Listed-Artist-/191516391264

Up for auction was this charming oil painting signed DIEGO described as a countryside landscape scene in Germany.

The painting measures 23 1/2″ x 31 1/2″ and the frame measures 30″ x 38″. The frame indicates the original purchase was from Naffouj Gallery in Landstuhl, Germany.

This is the time to buy.  These bargains continue to be available.  Act quickly! visit  www.diegovociproject.com

DIEGO VOCI’s FIRST SHOW IN USA #DIEGOVOCI HISTORICAL #PRICELISTS 1973 and 1994

In October 1973, Dr. Ogden (Ted) Brown had DIEGO as their guest, sponsoring a stellar one-man exhibition for him at the #Broadmoor Resort, #Boulder, #Colorado.

Marsha Largent, who then became Diego’s U.S. Representative, was the source of these 3 pricelists for Diego Voci #artworks:

2 1973 Pricelists in PAINT Post for Social Media 20 JAN 2015

The first (Top Left) appears to be the prices that Diego expected from the sale of each work – prepared by Helga Voci.

The second (Top Right) appears to be the retail asking price at the #Broadmoor show.

21 years later, the third (list) compiled in 1994 appears to be appraisals in Helga Voci’s hand, perhaps for determining insurance values.

Handwritten 1994 Pricelist by Helga in PAINT for POST 20 JAN 2015

To see #Diego with Ted and Alyce Brown in #Colorado Springs:

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page3.html#90

To see Marsha Largent on the couch under her favorite Diego “Nude in Yellow” :

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page15.html#445

This same post #445 on AC – ADV also announces the $20,000 Reward for Return of “Nude in Yellow.”

To see “Le Amazzoni” which on the list above in 1973 was sold for $3,000, in 1994 was appraised at $5,000:

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page9.html#245

An additional 20 years later (2015), view the current #wholesale pricing on the DIEGO VOCI ESTATE, available through Helga Voci:  http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!acquire-originals/c1d4p

Contact us with #DIEGO questions and or comments you have: diegovociproject@gmail.com

AC DV History #192 1/21/2015

TALL STRONG DIEGO VOCI TREE GREW FROM 1974 #SEED

Although the #Diego_Voci_Project has enjoyed for 2 years the bountiful fruit of this strong tall tree, I would not learn until 2014 that it was me who planted the seed 40 years ago in the 1974 “Guide to TV”!  The “tree” is Stephen Max who gives credit to “Guide to TV” for leading him to Diego. What a wonderful surprise!

Stephen Max, Author and Publisher of

Stephen Max, Author and Publisher of “#THE BEAUTY OF DIEGO”

If I had not helped Helga Voci pro-bono in #1974 reach a larger audience for her artist husband Diego, all of the following may never have happened:

  1. Stephen Max in 1974 may not have become an addicted Diego collector, hoarding 27 Diego paintings to this day. Max became a victim of what I call “The Potato Chip Phenomenon”; like me and many others who just could not stop at possessing only one Diego artwork.
  2. In 1981 Stephen & Wendy Max may never have created Goldcrest Galleries, Ltd. becoming Diego’s representative for Canada until 1985 (when Diego succumbed to lung cancer).
  3. Stephen Max may never have authored and published the deluxe coffee table book “The Beauty of Diego” http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego
  4. Stephen Max may never have created the virtual video museum tour of a “20 Year Diego Retrospective  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5Jl-2FuXM
  5. Stephen Max may never have created the monthly “Diego Newsletter”.
  6. Stephen Max may never have become a Board Member of the recently IRS approved not-for-profit “Diego #Voci Art Foundation” to which money and art can be donated to further the Diego Voci Legacy.
  7. Stephen Max may never have created a “DVP” (Diego Voci Project) website: www.diegovociproject.com; and, now in addition to all the above we also have two new 1 minute Max videos. See them on YouTube by searching “Diego Voci” for these two titles:
    1. Around The World“: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeJMtZCFJI4&index=1&list=PLQ1OiZr7a94E3FL6hCAiUC1rNVu1uOle3
    2. “Diego Webpage Gallery”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuNQ2yP_XOM&list=PLQ1OiZr7a94E3FL6hCAiUC1rNVu1uOle3

Stephen Max in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has been and is invaluable to enriching the Diego Voci Legacy.

Neither Max nor I would learn until 2014 that the article I co-wrote 40 years earlier with my friend Andy Anderson, the publisher of “Guide to TV”, led Max to seek out Diego. How nice to have my 1974 pro-bono efforts for Diego validated, even if it took 40 years to know. The strange thing is a couple of years ago I recruited Stephen Max to work as a volunteer with the Diego Voci Project, with neither of us knowing at the time all of the above Also see: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page7.html#193

Google “Diego Voci” and see all that was not on the internet 4 ½ years ago before the #Diego Voci Project began.  And, while you are on Google with Diego_Voci be sure and click “Images”.  We don’t select the images Google does.  But those many dozens Diego artworks also were not on the internet 4 ½ years ago, a testimony to the work of the Diego Voci Project. Bing has also selected many Diego images.

You will find the Diego information we collectively produced published on Wikipedia, Pinterest, ArtifactCollectors, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+. Send us your Diego Experiences: diegovociproject@gmail.com

Thank you Stephen Max, Coop Cooprider