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