#GOOGLE “Diego Voci”, click on “IMAGES”. . .

Enter “Diego Voci” into #Google, Bing, Yahoo, or any search engine…

CLICK on “IMAGES” in top left of Toolbar. See something like this:

Peruse #Diego’s #Artworks Available to you now:  www.diegovociproject.com

DVP Graphics to Acquire 18 AUG 2016

 

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#Basquiat #Art Leads in #Christie’s $318 Million Sale

Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat  “UNTITLED”

   “Record-Breaking Basquiat Painting Leads

 Christie’s $318 Million Contemporary Sale”

Courtesy of “artnet NEWS

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The “DIEGO VOCI PROJECT” here in San Diego, CA and Edmonton, Canada keeps you up to date with posts from various sources.

Check out Antonio #DiegoVoci™ Art at Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

Read more about #Diego at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Have you seen a Diego artwork you can share with us?  diegovociproject@gmail.com

GOOGLE Results Printscreen 20 FEB 2016

#Google Search: “Diego Voci” or “Antonio Diego Voci”

#FOUND: A 61 YEAR OLD #DiegoVoci™ #PAINTING

“DiegoVoci™ was close to my dad and mom, Coop and Patti. I am one of their 6 daughters Gabrielle (Cooprider) Sillas. We were raised and schooled in Germany and met Diego several times while living there.

In September, 2015, I visited Germany and stopped in #Kaiserslautern, #Ramstein AFB, #Landstuhl, #Weilerbach, and Erfenbach where I lived – the last Cooprider home in #Germany.

While in Landstuhl I surprised Jawdat #Naffouj to say “Hello” at his Naffouj Gallery, where many DiegoVoci™ Collectors bought their Diego #artworks. I babysat Jawdat’s children Alia and Jabby when I was younger, so I saw Diego a lot – he even taught me card tricks.

Jawdat said, “I have something special to show you that your dad has never seen.” Jawdat took time to show me what he says is a ‘self-portrait’ by Diego done in #1955.  What do you think?

NAFFOUJ Gallery POST D VOCI RED SIGNATURE Gabi found  Sept 2015

Diego signed the painting in red “D Voci”. Jawdat told me it was one of his very “proud possessions” that he was sharing with me. He sees the oil painting as a very precious belonging and has no plans to let go of it!  Joy (nee Gibson) Naffouj and Jawdat were the representatives who convinced ‘Antonio Diego Voci’ to only sign “Diego”, which he did from 1966 until his death December 10, 1985.

My dad, Coop, has been the DiegoVoci™ Historian since 1973. He wrote the “Antonio Diego Voci” biography for Wikipedia. When collectors from the 70’s contact him now, they mention an 8-page catalog – my dad made that, too(*). About the signatures, dad said in Diego’s earliest years he signed only a red ‘Voci’ often with a line under the red.” – Gabriella (Cooprider) Sillas

Send the DiegoVoci™Project your story. Did you meet Jawdat Naffouj? Siegfried Dahms? Joy Gibson? Christine Khan? Or did you meet Helga and Diego? What did Diego say? And do?

Send it to the DVP e-mail address: diegovociproject@gmail.com  

(*) To see the 8-page Catalog go to Artifact Collectors:  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43392

Dad & Kami posted it in May of 2010 when they started the DiegoVoci™ History Thread!

AC P of W #292 1/30/16

#SELFIES HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR #CENTURIES

“. . . many #painters, #sculptors and #printmakers tried some form of #self-portraiture. “Portait of a Man in Turban” by Jan van Eyck of 1433 may well be the earliest known #self-portrait…*”                                   

Here are a few slightly more #contemporary #selfies. Guess “Who’s Who?”

Self Portraits Picasso Cezanne Diego Renoir Modiglian and VanGogh for POST 28 JAN 2016

For the answers, turn this upside-down:

Selfies Answer Upside Down 28 JAN 2016

See more of DiegoVoci™ https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

        Want to Buy a Diego? http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!acquire-originals/c1d4p

(*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-portrait)

 

 

 

TOO #UGLY A #CLOWN TO BE A #DiegoVoci™

CLOWN FAKE OR NOT JAN 2016 REVIEW TWEAKED TO BRIGHTEN 7 JAN 2016

Listed on E-Bay January 2014

Others said “#FAKE, it can’t be a Diego”.

But, Helga Voci, the widow of DiegoVoci™ came to Diego’s rescue,

“Yes! It definitely is a Diego!”

It turns out this is a famous #clown illustrated by many artists, similar to          #Emmett Kelly, #Bozo, and #Ronald McDonald.

14 FAKE CLOWNS that look like Diegos 25 JAN 22016 KAC

But, who is this sloppy looking clown Diego painted? Do you know?

Help the DiegoVoci™Project identify!

Contact us: diegovociproject@gmail.com

                              See our Artifact Collector Blog Post from January of 2014: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/buyer-beware-possibly-fake-diego-voci-painting-535.html

The DVP also has a “Clowns” Board on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

The DiegoVoci™ #Archive Upgrade

DIEGO sig alpha w TM mark 27 NOV 2015 SMALLER SIZE

The DiegoVoci™ Project just purchased #FileMaker Pro14  to more professionally catalog the great body of artwork of internationally collected artist DiegoVoci™ in the only authorized DiegoVoci™ Archive (cost-free to Diego Art Collectors).

FileMaker Pro14 is the #database of choice by major #art galleries and many #museums.

28 NOV 2015 COOP Signature Box KAC

REQUIREMENTS TO INCLUDE YOUR DIEGO ARTWORK:

  • Title (*interpret as best as possible; some are in French and German)
  • Images:
    • FRONT- “Best quality camera settings” for reproducible purposes (i.e.300 dpi) for social media posts and possible 2nd Book**
      • Straight on Rectangular Shot
      • Where possible take photos w/o Flash); daylight best (if not too bright)
      • With and without Frame where possible
    • BACK – Oil canvases have variety of *Markings mostly on Back
      • Back of Wooden Frames (helps tell age/maker)
      • If not Oil #Painting capture any markings on #Artwork
  • Dimensions – Height x Width in Inches or CM:
    • Canvas/Artwork Only
    • With Frame where possible
  • Markings on Artwork (Litho Edition Number/Art Work Number/ etc.)
  • Date of Artwork (circa)
  • Date Acquired
    • Location/Event (Gallery, Exhibit, Diego’s Home, etc.)
    • Provenance (Purchase Records, Photos of you and Diego, etc.)
  • Medium:
    • Oil Painting (on Canvas, Wood, Burlap, Copper, etc.)
    • Drawings
    • Lithographs
    • Tempera
    • Pastel
    • Mixed Medium
    • Other Artwork
  • Your Contact Information (Private/Not Public):
    • E-mail for Free Monthly Newsletter and any required follow-up to obtain all data for the #Archive
    • Full Address
    • Phone Numbers
  • Your Story about Diego if you met him. What did he say? or do?
  • Are you interested in #Selling or #Purchasing Diego Artwork

Contact the DiegoVoci™ Project directly at diegovociproject@gmail.com  

  OR send a Message on our “Contact” page via www.diegovociproject.com 

While there you can subscribe to the Free Monthly DiegoVoci™ ProjectNewsletter!

**To see the first deluxe coffee table book “The Beauty of Diego”  courtesy of Stephen & Wendy Max of Edmonton, Alberta represented Diego exclusively ’81-’85 in Canada.            http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

 

#DIEGO or #DEGAS? #HORSES RACING

     DIEGO Voci – Painting of the Week posted on AC back in October 24, 2011

"Horses Racing",  40" x 28",  1960's, Signed A. Voci

“Horses Racing”, 40″ x 28″, 1960’s, Signed A. Voci

Don’t let the size of the this image deceive you, “Horses Racing” is 4 feet wide. There is no question that DIEGO, was truly an international artist. But he was known by the signature on his paintings as A. Voci or D. Voci until about 1965.  See a link below to compare the #Degas to this #DiegoVoci™ oil painting.

 Our Painting of the Week, is the second painting we have so far located which was originally sold by Schlossgalerie, in Zurich, Switzerland in the 1963-1965 period. It was repurchased in #BASEL back in 2010.

When we referred to the painting as a legitimate DIEGO, Sid, the paintings new owner said It is still a Voci painting to me.  Sid Lall, who’s grandfather received a trophy by the Queen of England for racing horses, was a Raja back in the day. After the revolution, the word “Raja” was removed as all individuals are now equal in India. Read more:                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

“I must paint. To me is important the white canvas. On the canvas I begin again. This is my life.”   Antonio DIEGO Voci

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page8.html#56830

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118.html#52064

#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!

DiegoVoci™ 1967 COMMISSION FOR YOUNG LOVERS IN GERMANY PART II

The DiegoVoci™ “Still life” finds a new home and a #NewGeneration  

In June of this year, nearly 50 years after John and Helen Barnhart first met Diego, they decided to move to Alabama from Florida to be close to their girls Rebecca and Sarah and their families. Before they moved Denise and Kent Findley, their neighbors across the street in Florida, inquired about their art collection since they were downsizing. Denise had often admired their Diego “Mother and Child” and asked if they planned to part with all of their art. John and Helen so loved their “Mother and Child”, but John mentioned they might sell their Diego “Still Life”, as it was quite large.

Still Life Cropped for POST Part 2 Barnhart 27 NOV 2015 KAC

“STILL LIFE” by DIEGO, 1968, Oil and Sand on Canvas, 23″ x 46″

John told Denise and Kent about the story of their experience commissioning two oil paintings by Diego in 1967 in Germany. It included the both “Mother and Child (seen in the previous DVP posts:  https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/diegovoci-1967-commission-for-young-lovers-in-germany-part-i/)                                   and the “Still life” they were considering to purchase.

When Helen and I were invited to Diego’s home and art studio in Wiesbaden to see the progress Diego was making on the still life Helen had ordered, she remembered exactly where the pears were in the preliminary sketch Diego had made for us at the exhibit in Bitburg, . . . and the coffee grinder was missing altogether. Helen wanted it just like she’d ordered. One doesn’t tell an artist what to do, but Diego agreed. He also told usI am going to mix sand in your paintings.”  We agreed to the sand not knowing sure what Diego’s intents were. Later we found out that Diego applied this technique which is known in the art world.

When we came back to pick it up, Diego said  ‘It’s done, stays just like this.Diego was noted for hisNo changes.  No retouch.and saidWhen I sign, painting is finished.’  Diego proceeded to sign both oil paintings “Mother and Child” and the “Still life” in our presence. We were very pleased.

Watch for SIGNATURE STORY in PART III to follow

Denise asked to see it – and immediately wanted to buy it. John suggested a price and Denise agreed. It now hangs in the Findley home. Before Helen and John moved to Alabama, Helen saw the “Still Life” hanging in its new home and confided to John, “Oh I wish I could have it back.”  The DiegoVoci™ hopes to hear more from Denise and Kent Findley about how they are enjoying their wonderful Diego and that they send images for the DiegoVoci™Archive of the back of that canvas. More to come from the Findley’s and how they, part of a “New Generation” of Diego Aficionados are enjoying their “Still Life“. See DIEGO “Still Life” artworks at one of our many Pinterest Boards:  https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci

 An update on John and Helen Barnhart:

As of today, Diego Aficionados, the Barnharts have not only bought and received their deluxe coffee table book, “The Beauty of Diego” from author Stephen Max. Published by Blurb at Printer’s cost you can order today!

MockUp for 10 July 2014

The Beauty of Diego“, by Stephen Max, . . . more than 100 DIEGO images

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

John and Helen have also selected at least 2 more Diego oil paintings for possible purchase from Helga and the DiegoVoci™ Estate to add to their art collection….though they are smaller than the “Still Life”.

Check out the remaining DiegoVoci™ original artworks available for purchase: http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!acquire-originals/c1d4p

The internationally collected artist DiegoVoci™ impacted hundreds of art lovers this way.

See PART III to Follow “DiegoVoci™ Signatures”

 

DiegoVoci™ 1967 COMMISSION FOR YOUNG LOVERS IN GERMANY PART I

The DiegoVoci™ Project (DVP™) is pleased to bring you yet another fantastic recollection by Diego Collectors John and Helen Barnhart who got to know DiegoVoci™ quite well.

Mother and Child 1967 Image for Post

“Mother and Child” by DIEGO VOCI, Oil and Sand on Canvas,1968 32″x 24″

“MOTHER AND CHILD” and #WEDDINGS

In March of 1966, when Lt. John Barnhart got off the plane in Wiesbaden, Germany to take on his assignment in Bitburg for the Air Force, it was pouring drown rain. John says, “I thought I was at the end of the world.” That was soon to change. After he was checked in to the Bachelor Officers Quarters, John spotted another Bachelor Officers Quarters with women and asked a fellow officer, “What are all these females doing at an AFB?”  He was told most were teachers and fellow officers. John’s eyes lit up. He saw one of the young ladies not long after – her name was Helen Jamrog, a teacher. About 6 months later the couple married:

Wedding Picture 2 OCT 1966

Helen and John Barnhart, October 17, 1966 Bitburg, Germany

Now, almost 50 years later they are still happily married and are happily enjoying the oil paintings John and Helen commissioned directly from DiegoVoci™ himself.

In November 1967, on a Sunday at an art exhibit at the Bitburg Officers Club hosted by Diego, John went up and introduced Helen and himself. Diego asked, “Would you like something?” The couple put their heads together and replied “Yes, we want a painting of a Mother and Child.” Diego grabbed a pencil and quickly drew a sketch study using Helen’s face and long hair and asked “Like this?” Helen also wanted a large horizontal “Still Life” for which she was very specific, wanting “pears, vases, and our small coffee grinder” they had purchased in Europe. Diego said, “I can do something for you” and sketched a study for the still life right there. All in agreement Diego insisted that the commission would not be “through the club it is only between us.

In February of 1968 Diego sent them a note to come and visit to see the progress on their 2 oil paintings. It was not common for Diego to have the client’s input, but due to the Barnhart’s specific requests, he made an exception. A friendship ensued. It was in the VOCI Wiesbaden home that John and Helen first met Helga. Diego and Helga had just married in January of ’68 (See:  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#43810.)

Diego, seeing Helen’s small VW they had arrived in was worried that the paintings would not fit. But, on a future visit in March of 1968 to pick up their finished Diego paintings Barnhart’s arrived in a John’s new dark blue Mercedes 250 SE. Size would not be an issue for the transport of their Diegos. Wine and cheese were a tradition when guests visited the Voci home. A comfortable atmosphere for all. Diego soon revealed the paintings in progress to John and Helen.

When Helen noticed that the “Still life” “did not have the pears where she wanted them and. . .  WHOA.

Dear Reader, the “Still Life” story is told in Part II following this Part I

One thing John had noticed during their many visits was how much Diego smoked and asked him, “Do you worry about how the smoke effects the condition of the art?” Diego replied “No. Not certain if I like art or smoking better.” John purchased five cartons of cigarettes and gave them to Diego as a gift. Little could they know Diego’s life would be cut short from cigarettes. See DiegoVoci™ BIOGRAPHY:                 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

And, John’s new Mercedes intrigued Diego. Diego liked grandeur and asked John to take him for a ride. John agreed but said, “Please, no smoking in my new car”. Diego simply said, “Yes.” After Diego’s ride in the classy new Mercedes, John and Helen drove back to their home in Ehrang, Germany and have proudly displayed their DIEGO oil paintings since.

John retired from the AF as a Colonel and Abbott Labs as Senior Manager, and Helen from her teaching. Their DiegoVoci™ paintings had been with them for nearly 50 years in Ohio, Maryland, California and Florida. John says, “All along we have loved them.” The Barnharts became avid collectors of art to include Norman Rockwell, Andrew Wyeth, Alan Gough and many antiques they bought in Belgium.

NOW THEY ARE DOWNSIZING – SEE PART II

See available DiegoVoci™ art to acquire at www.diegovociproject.com