#PHOTOGRAPHS – A PEEK INTO DIEGO VOCI’s #ART #STUDIO

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.

 

Gasthaus Scene Large Oil in Studio Sold thru DAHMS No Info

#DIEGO VOCI painted this large “Gasthaus” scene in his #studio in Taunusstein, Germany. Shown here the large oil painting is unframed.

 

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!

 

Gasthaus Scene Large Oil in Studio Sold thru DAHMS No Info Polaroid.jpeg

#DIEGO VOCI’s large “Gasthaus” scene is shown here framed. What is the abstract image of   in the lower right back of the easel/painting? IS it a #Picasso horse?

 

If you recognize any of the DIEGO #artworks in our posts on SOCIAL MEDIA, email us:

diegovociproject@gmail.com 

www.diegovociproject.com

 

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#GOOGLE’s GALLERY of #DIEGO VOCI #ARTWORKS

GOOGLE Diego Voci SEARCH and Click on Images 4 FEB 2018 KC

#Diego Voci in the GOOGLE GALLERY on 4 February 2018

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:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Diego+Voci&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi98OWf34zZAhXLqlQKHddpCCMQ_AUICigB&biw=1680&bih=944

View more of Diego Voci’s #masterpieces in ‘The Beauty of Diego” created by the Diego Voci Project and published by Stephen Max:

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

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

 

#DIEGO #FACES SERIES – PART FOUR

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.

Group 4 21OCT 2017

Examples of old and faded #polaroids or photos kept by Helga Voci since mid 70’s….they were in the basement of their home in Taunusstein, #Germany

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Face of a Young Woman (Oil on Canvas 40x30cm)

 

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:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/diegovoci-in-canada-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

#DIEGO #FACES SERIES – PART THREE

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.

Group 3 Oct 21 2017

#FACES SERIES PART THREE – faded #photos and #polaroids inventoried by Helga

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

www.diegovociproject.com

#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

 

#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

https://news.artnet.com/market/christies-postwar-and-contemporary-evening-sale-493985?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=051116daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=artnet%20News%20Daily%20Newsletter

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