History Speaks “Two Clowns pre-1966 signed “D.Voci”

Clowns Female and Male Pete Paceley

Signature Clown Painting Male

D.Voci signature Pre-1966

Diego Voci Collector Pete Paceley has just sent the Diego Voci Project 2 fresh images.  He first reached out to Artifact Collectors four years ago in 2013 with:

“I have a pair of matching clown paintings (one male playing guitar, one female playing mandolin) signed D. Voci from Germany in the early to mid-1960s. Dimensions of each are approximately 10″ x 19″.  The gold paint is stunning — as if the paintings glow.  They were obtained through a relationship with an Italian restaurant. The owner’s name was Franco and his daughter was Daniella. Does anyone have any information on this connection?”

Helga Voci, widow of Diego, responded with:

The Restaurant Franco I knew, the owner was Franco, he was a friend of Diego, I think the Restaurant was in Kaiserslautern or nearby possibly Baumholder, Diego always displayed paintings there, since Diego`s has passed away I have no contact to him anymore, he had a German wife and a daughter (Daniella) our daughter Alessandra`s age.”

Pete responded back to Artifact Collectors with;

“That area of Germany for the restaurants sounds close — my dad was stationed in Baumholder. I think the restaurant name was Franco’s but I’m not sure. My mom may remember so I’ll check with her.  My dad bought the paintings and my mom gave them to me a few years ago. It could have been prior to 1965, we were in Baumholder 1962-1967.  Speaking with my mom, she remembered meeting Diego and his wife at Franco’s restaurant. She described Diego as very pleasant and friendly.”

 

Keep your eye for any Diego Voci paintings around the world, Help us find over 4000 paintings.  Contact diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com 

 

 

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HALF CENTURY OLD #LOBSTER PAINTING

Stilllife with Lobster

Diego Voci “Lobster” oil on canvas 70 / 80 cm 

This painting was valued at $550 over 50 years ago (a half century).  “Lobster” by internationally collected artist Diego Voci was given to the owners of Pizzeria FIRENZE in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

The Diego Voci Project has retrieved the original photograph of this painting.

Today, at FIRENZE, you can still view the many DIEGO artworks on the walls of the restaurant.  Search for Pizzeria FIRENZE and Diego Voci on Facebook!

Read more about the internationally collected artist Diego Voci on Artifact Collectors:

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page10.html#97229

 

 

DINING WITH DIEGO PART #2

In a previous blog (PART 1) we sent you to “Da Sandro’s”  in Weingarten (near #Karlsruhe):   https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/dining-with-diego-in-germany/

In another area of #Germany, a logistic triangle of delightful Italian eateries in Germany, each about 25 minutes apart, received regular visits by internationally collected artist, Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).

In #Kaiserslautern, is“Firenze”  filled with Diego artwork which will be featured in a later blog. 

In #Ramstein, “La Gondola”  (now closed with the passing of Diego’s close friend “Gigi”. More later.)

In #Pirmasens, this blog features“Da Mario’s”  (formerly “Ciccio’s”). Enjoy a dining experience where Diego savored fine cuisine with red wine and a finale of an espresso or two and his ever present cigarette (Diego passed of Lung Cancer in 1985).

     You can sit today with one of the friendly creations of our super star Diego:

Da Marios POST of 3 Images for 18 June 2015

LOGO for POST on Da Marios 18 June 2015

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ristorante-Pizzeria-Da-Mario-Pirmasens-InhMario-Augurusa/139204656169800?fref=ts

Perhaps you know of another restaurants #Diego visited?

Let us know: diegovociproject@gmail.com

More on Diego at www.diegovociproject.com 

AC DV History #202 6/19/2015