Since 2009, when the Diego Voci Project began with a find on the internet at ARTIFACTCOLLECTORS.com thanks to Mary Trimmins and a handful of Diego aficionados, the DVP has archived more than 1,000 artworks by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) (VOH-chee). The DVP, our all volunteer group, purpose is to increase the awareness and the value of the great body of artwork created by DIEGO! We locate, collect and catalog Diego’s works as the only officially authorized DIEGO VOCI ARCHIVE by Helga Voci, Diego’s widow and sole owner of the DIEGO VOCI ESTATE.
Shown above is one of the many faded #photographs taken with the old fashioned camera that used film! The DVP has been featuring many of them, thanks to Helga who located and sent us a box of Index Cards she started keeping in the mid 1970’s. Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973, had suggested ‘somehow tracking to whom the DIEGOs were sold‘. Since 2009, the DVP has been searching the world for more “LOST DIEGO ARTWORKS”. Some of Helga’s cards have images, but the majority do not.
HELP THE DIEGO VOCI PROJECT FIND MORE OF THE #MASTER DIEGOs ART!
Helga used both polaroids and film to catalog DIEGO’s works. Shown below is the same DIEGO “Gasthaus” scene once it had been framed. Note how the FLASH however obliterates the female figure to the right. When taking images of your Diego art, note that the DVP is best suited to archive DIEGO’s artworks with reproducible (min. 300 dpi) straight-on squared images taken without a flash. Sometimes daylight is great too if not too bright! Front and back of artworks are preferred. Include any provenance you have!
If you recognize any of the DIEGO #artworks in our posts on SOCIAL MEDIA, email us:
Enter “Diego Voci” into your search engine. Click “IMAGES”. Here we show GOOGLE’s selection of art by #Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). And, this image shows just the first four rows, keep scrolling down.
Enjoy examples #Cubism, #Surrealism, #Realism, #Figurative, and #Contemporary #Art.
This link to the GOOGLE Gallery takes you to February 4, 2018 GOOGLE selections:
View more of Diego Voci’s #masterpieces in ‘The Beauty of Diego” created by the Diego Voci Project and published by Stephen Max:
Or, you can view our #YouTube videos, also courtesy of #Stephen Max, one of the All Volunteer Team on the Diego Voci Project: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Diego+Voci
Once again we want you to see Antonio DIEGO Voci’s versatility in our part four of the #Faces series. Note the drama of the #Pierrot to the calmness of the #Mother and Child. Note also the sense of young versus old. Best is how Diego could render the surreal with tenderness and beauty in “Mädchen mit #Mandoline” owned by Barbara W.
Shown above is a very similar surreal young woman absent the mandolin, owned by Stephen and Wendy Max of Edmonton, Alberta.
Read more about the close relationship Stephen and Wendy had with Diego and Helga in the 80’s before Diego passed away from cancer. The Diego Voci Project honored the couple who used to represent Diego in Canada in a 4 Part Series. Here is part ONE:
Without the Max team, we would not have our “The Beauty of Diego” coffee table book or our YouTube videos! And of course our monthly Free Newsletter via email. Have you signed up yet? Do it here: https://www.diegovociproject.com/contact
Diego on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ1OiZr7a94H0H1NC9aJCFuUapeLROTKh
View the book for free here: http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diego.voci
“The #Artist of a Thousand Faces” Antonio Diego #Voci (1920-1985) internationally collected artist is mostly referred to as “Diego”. Although Diego’s versatility covered many #mediums, subject matters and #genres, the focus here in Part Three is in Diego’s mastery and #superior talent with #faces.
Diego #aficionados know from their own collections that #Diego created what appear to be #portraits of real people who posed – Diego actually did most from memory. Diego’s figurative #art includes the clear precision of the detailed features in faces. See more at #Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/
#Clowns were a sure seller for #Diego and #Helga (Diego’s widow). He thrived into #cultures in Zurich and Paris. Anywhere actually See some of the Clowns we’ve have uncovered. Above one of such clowns was sold to Mr. Beckett on 5 October 1975 in Heidelberg, #Germany. Where is it now?
Contact us with your #Faces by Antonio Diego #Voci – and read more about Diego at our DVP #Wikipedia #Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
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
“Record-Breaking Basquiat Painting Leads
Christie’s $318 Million Contemporary Sale”
Courtesy of “artnet NEWS“
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? firstname.lastname@example.org
“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?
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: email@example.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
“. . . 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?”
For the answers, turn this upside-down:
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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.
But, who is this sloppy looking clown Diego painted? Do you know?
Help the DiegoVoci™Project identify!
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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/