ANOTHER #HIDDEN #GEM IN DIEGO’S #MAILBOX

Clown for TWITTER Newsletter Post 2 NOV 2018 KC

Diego Voci; “Clown” with Frame 38″x 22″ oil on canvas

Gerald Basinger shares;

“I only recently was aware of your DIEGO VOCI project and would like to contribute my experience.

I was stationed with US Army 16th Aviation Bn. in Nellingen W. Germany from 1968-1970 and became acquainted with Diego at the Officers Club at Patch Barracks where he had one of his art exhibitions. Although he did not have a Clown painting there, I had seen his work with that subject elsewhere. Since I was making a driving trip vacation to Paris from my military accommodation near Stuttgart and he was living close to the route I would be driving I contracted for him to paint a CLOWN (Oil on canvas).  I do not recall the specific name of his location where he was living.

Anyway, the experience of going to his place, in the summer of 1970, and watching him start from a blank canvas and over a 2 hour time period to see his amazing, actually incredible, speed and skill with the brush was something I will never forget. I am not kidding that at least 4 or 5 different times he could have said I am done and I would have been just thrilled with what I saw. But he would say “I want to work on this a bit” and a new and different clown would appear. Be it a hair change, a different necktie, a change in the eyes, or mouth. What a genius. Because I returned to the USA in October 1970 I had no other contact with Diego.

However, I have had numerable favorable comments over the years with that piece of art in my homes. With regards”

Visit Diego Voci’s Clown Board on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/clowns-diegovocitm/

WHAT’S IN DIEGO’S MAILBOX TODAY?

Gene Pizzo with I Due Mondi selfie

Gene Pizzo emailed The Diego Voci Project to shares with us:

“I met Diego Voci in Bitburg AB in the early ’70s where I appreciated his work but could not afford to buy them. In the late ’70s & early ’80s, at Spangdahlem AB, I was in a position to buy. I have 11 Diego works of art, mostly oils, and treasure them. Unfortunately, we have downsized and no longer have the wall space to admire them all!   

I have been to Diego’s atelier twice, by invitation, and was delighted to observe the artist at work and to chat with him and his lovely wife, Helga.

I have been living in Tampa, Florida, since July, 1982. 

It’s hard to pick favorites in my collection, but always felt that “I Due Mondi” stood out above the rest (maybe because it was so different??). (selfie attached)    

I promise to photograph them, as requested, and send you a link. That will be my next project!”

Diego Voci, Master of the Surreal, visit more examples of Surrealistic works: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/