NOT ACCURATE! CHECK YOUR “FACTS” ABOUT DIEGO VOCI!

eBay ad falsely stated by a seller in Swanton, Vermont stated:

“THIS DRAWING IS FROM THE LATE 50’S EARLY 60’S”

DIEGO VOCI SIGNED DRAWING (AUTHENTIC) EBAY image for post March 22 2017

NON ACCURATE.

FACT: Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) did not sign his works “Diego” until the last half of the 1960’s when Canadian art dealer Joy Gibson – Naffouj began representing the artist.  It was through the encouragement of Joy and her husband Dr. Jawdat Naffouj that the Diego signature took hold.  Before that all the art works were signed some form of VOCI.  (See 1965 ad in Zurich newspaper https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/attention-look-for-voci-not-diego/

During the time Naffouj was selling works signed “Diego” Galerie Dahms in Wiesbaden continued to sell works to the upscale German market signed some form of “Voci”.

NOTE: We can find no evidence that the Diego Voci Project Team was the source of this misinformation.

Coops Signature Box w TM Marks 29 NOV 2015

HOW DIEGO BECAME DIEGO

Diego Voci, who was known as Diego to his friends, was not known as Diego on his works of art until 1965-66 when Canadian art dealer, Joy Naffouj discovered the essence of who Diego was.  Joy encouraged him to start signing his art “DIEGO”, formerly signed some form of Voci.  For example, the gift to JFK in June 1963 was signed D. Voci.

“Light” is an example of the earliest of that Naffouj / Diego relationship when Joy and Dr. Jawdat Naffouj in Germany became Diego’s exclusive agent.  Dr. Naffouj operates a gallery in Landstuhl, Germany to this day.

C73 Light RePhoto Joy Naffouj Collection

“Light” 33 ¾” X 23 ¾” oil canvas

Joy Naffouj liked this painting “Light” so well it was put aside for Joy’s own private collection.  See the inscription in her hand upon the back coarse canvas.

C73 Light back rephoto Joy Naffouj

Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project.

AC P of W #272 5/20/2015

DIEGO VOCI EMPATHIZES WITH POOR PEOPLE

Human beings are drawn to emotions in a form of expression that Diego did so well in his portrayal of people on canvas.  Diego empathized with people of lesser means and told their stories with his brushes.  No holding back, Diego captured the raw human face in his works to share the beauty of all walks of life.

The Silvers Family of Colorado shares their “Girl with Pitcher” with the Diego Voci Team, a painting completed during the Joy (Gibson) Naffouj time period.  Joy Naffouj in conversation with Diego one day said “Everyone knows you as Diego… you need to be signing your paintings Diego”.  That was the beginning of the Diego Voci Legacy (1965).

GIRL WITH PITCHER 60 x 80 cm

“Girl with Pitcher”, 31 ½” x 24”, oil on linen

Also see Diego’s “Supper” from the Silvers’ collection: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page9.html#263

AC P of W #263 3/30/2015