#MUSES “Die Musen von Pernasus” by #DIEGO_VOCI

“Die Musen von Pernasus” by Antonio DIEGO_VOCI (1920-1985), 31.5 x 15.75 inches

These colorful #muses are a testament to Diego’s comment about women:

“A man look at woman… this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god … who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman … that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like the skinny woman … that’s the way I build Venus.” DIEGO #VOCI, 1974

Antonio DIEGO_VOCI at work, 1970’s.

Using glass paint on canvas, Diego did a series of experimental glass paintings. See more of Coop’s #DIEGO_VOCI collection: Art Collection from Cooprider Family Collection | Artwork Archive

WHO PURCHASED THIS #DIEGO_VOCI #PAINTING?

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This painting “Two Women” was auctioned off on #MemorialDay (May 28, 2018) via liveauctioneers.com (from Leland Auctions):  https://www.lelandlittle.com/l/highBidEmail/auction/699/lot/635.0/

Any information on the new owner of this #Diego_Voci painting, please contact DiegoVociproject@gmail.com

 

#DIEGO VOCI in “Café de #Paris”

#Shown here is Diego’s #surrealistic recollection of the moment that changed his life.

My life took on new meaning. I became more.” Diego to Helga

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Diego Voci “Café de Paris“, 1241-181, 80x70cm Mr. Wilson purchased 2 April 1975 for $710

Who could predict that fate would place 19 year old Helga #Drössler, sitting in the Paris #artist #café Les Deux Magotswith a friend,  only to find the famous #sculptor Gigi #Guadagnucci who was also an acquaintance of her’s,  suddenly introduce her to the debonair artist #DiegoVoci ? Both their lives would change until Diego’s death in 1985.

https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page7.html#79872

Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) was a #Master of #Surrealism:

 

SEND US YOUR #PHOTOS and #MEMORIES OF #DIEGOVOCI

The #Cooprider family has never been distant from #ART. My mom Patti, an #ArtHistory Major, is having a show this weekend – with just a #Taste of her talent being shown in La Jolla, CA. Patti and my dad Coop raised us in Europe and always made sure we appreciated the cultures and the arts of each country we visited. My parents both studied Art – and even with seven kids we traveled, they traveled, seeing museums and collections we never dreamed of seeing in person. They continue with their passion of the “#Arts.” Check out my mom Patti’s Gallery Show link: http://www.1210gallery.com (FB, too).

Below are 2 photos. First shown are my dad Coop Cooprider (Diego Historian) with my 6 siblings (I took the photo in ‘72) with one of their first Diego Oil #Paintings up on the wall. “Friends” was bought from Naffouj’s Private Collection (see our heading on WordPress).

“Friends” by Diego with the COOPRIDERS, 1972

Antonio DIEGO #Voci is just one artist who graces my parents walls today in their home in California 40 years later. Best, here is the 2nd photo of my mom, #Diego, my younger sister Kendra– and myself #Kami – shown below. Diego took time (not much – maybe 5 minutes) to sketch for me my own personal “Clown.” It hung on my walls for many years. During my many moves over the last 40 years though – it disappeared.

Diego sketching a #CLOWN for #KamiCooprider, with mom Patti and Sister Kendra, ca mid 70's

Diego sketching a #CLOWN for #KamiCooprider, with mom Patti and Sister Kendra, ca mid 70’s

#TRIVIA: a point often overlooked in old photographs where Diego was captured there might be a hidden DIEGO we can identify – notice the “Flower” Painting in the top right corner? It could be the one that belongs to this day to the “Dr. Ogden Brown” family in Colorado. “Petit Fleurs” is one of the numerous DIEGO artworks in their family collection. https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

“Petit Fleurs” by Diego Voci, PC. Dunne-Brown

Do you have old photos with DIEGO in them?   Send them to us: diegovociproject@gmail.comcom or post on Facebook “Diego Voci”

Search DIEGO VOCI on YouTube and GOOGLE

AC DV History #206 9/6/2015

This Story is Lots of #Bull!

I was tasked to find Bob Sholar 40 years after my father, Coop, Diego Voci Historian, had visited him in Lorton, VA. I had my father’s hand scribbled 1974 notes on yellow pad indicating Sholar owned 30 Diego paintings!

Yellow Pad SHOLAR Scribbles 1974

I found him in August 2014 in central #Florida. Bob and Gretchen Sholar, 4 decades later still have their halls filled with Diegos, their master bedroom is covered with Diegos, as is their bathroom. Antonio DIEGO Voci was and is a part of their life.

Bob reminisced with me about his memorable “Bull Story” when in 1973 Diego was a guest in his Lorton,VA home:

“My office was on the downstairs level. While visiting and sitting in the office, Diego said, “Bob, I want to draw.” Diego sat on the floor, pulled out his paper, and began to sketch. Diego grabbed whatever tools were available while I watched in amazement as Diego created one after the other. Each one took maybe 15-20 minutes a piece; so within two hours there were 6 or 7 artworks. Diego asked me if I wanted him to draw anything in particular, to which I told Diego I had this farm in Kentucky where I raised Angus Cattle. I want you to draw me a bull.”

“The next thing I know,  the  BULL was there.”

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While there, Diego offered to appraise Bob’s art, not just his DIEGO’s. Bob will be sending us here at the Diego Voci Project – that document when he locates it. Bob also has a photo of himself with  Diego – and Bob is determined to find it  for us as well.

Diego took off from VA to the West Coast – Bob recalls Diego had a show in Broadmoor #Colorado lined up with a collector he knew from Germany: Dr. Ogden Brown, curated by Marsha Largent (http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page3.html#90 )

When Diego traveled back to the East Coast, he stopped again to visit with Bob Sholar. When he arrived, one of the first things Bob remembers Diego saying, was

America is a big country…so much open space …not so many people.

Kami Cooprider, Research Assistant – www.diegovociproject.com

AC DV History #199 4/30/2015

#EURO VALUE AGAINST #DOLLAR IS PERFECT FOR BUYING #DIEGO ARTWORKS

DIEGO FOR SALE in MANNHEIM, GERMANY:

* NOTE THAT THE EXCHANGE RATE IS GREAT JUST NOW *

If you’re in #EUROPE and want to pick up a DIEGO, here is one for sale online: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/35739568_antonio- diego-voci-gasperinaitalien-1920-1985

Better yet, if you’re traveling in central Europe, HELGA #VOCI is in the Wiesbaden/Mainz Germany area and has a variety of DIEGOs to sell.
Three French Farmers Live Auctioneers 28 March 2015 for Sale KAMI

Please feel free to contact HELGA VOCI via Email at: helga.voci@gmx.de  or Phone her at: 06128-72426 calling within Germany (US to Germany – 011-49-6128-72426).    Call her for a visit, or to view DIEGOs.
Online, you can view her DIEGO VOCI ESTATE at www.diegovociproject.com under “Acquire” – Graphics or Originals.Order before you go. And, enjoy stories about DIEGO!

In the USA, you’ll see “YOUNG BOY WITH HAT” oil on wood, in oval frame.

NOW, only $400 here in the USA on e-bay.

For more details click on: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page16.html#465

YOUNG BOY WITH HAT #DIEGO OIL ON WOOD - OVAL

YOUNG BOY WITH HAT #DIEGO OIL ON WOOD – OVAL

One of our #DIEGO Collectors is moving on the East Coast. The Fisherman below must go: “Pescatore“, Oil #Painting. 20″ x 24” is now for sale. Starting Bid is only $577: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page16.html#465

PESCATORE (Fisherman) Oil on Canvas, 20

PESCATORE (Fisherman) Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 24″

LOST #DIEGO PAINTING…WHERE IS IT?

Helga #Voci, widow to Diego Voci, has a shoebox with old photos of paintings done by Diego but many do not have names of owners on them… so the whereabouts are unknown. 

This is one of the images of a Diego #cubistic painting that came from Helga’s shoebox… size and title are unknown:

46 Lost Shoebox Revised S.Max 17 MAR 2015

Notice the rider appears to be strumming a base fiddle that forms into the rider’s left leg as he straddles his flying horse.  And if you look at the eye of the bull, he’s thinking “What the heck is going on here?”  This story-filled #painting leaves you with many interpretations.  Most important is to find its owner and its trail of history.

HELP FIND THIS LOST DIEGO PAINTING!

Visit http://www.diegovociproject.com/ for contact information.

#Google “Diego Voci” or “Antonio Diego Voci” for more!

   You can also see more masterpieces by DIEGO VOCI online in the 1st Book “The Beauty of Diego” at:  http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

AC P of W #261 3/18/2015

DIEGO VOCI’s FIRST SHOW IN USA #DIEGOVOCI HISTORICAL #PRICELISTS 1973 and 1994

In October 1973, Dr. Ogden (Ted) Brown had DIEGO as their guest, sponsoring a stellar one-man exhibition for him at the #Broadmoor Resort, #Boulder, #Colorado.

Marsha Largent, who then became Diego’s U.S. Representative, was the source of these 3 pricelists for Diego Voci #artworks:

2 1973 Pricelists in PAINT Post for Social Media 20 JAN 2015

The first (Top Left) appears to be the prices that Diego expected from the sale of each work – prepared by Helga Voci.

The second (Top Right) appears to be the retail asking price at the #Broadmoor show.

21 years later, the third (list) compiled in 1994 appears to be appraisals in Helga Voci’s hand, perhaps for determining insurance values.

Handwritten 1994 Pricelist by Helga in PAINT for POST 20 JAN 2015

To see #Diego with Ted and Alyce Brown in #Colorado Springs:

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page3.html#90

To see Marsha Largent on the couch under her favorite Diego “Nude in Yellow” :

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page15.html#445

This same post #445 on AC – ADV also announces the $20,000 Reward for Return of “Nude in Yellow.”

To see “Le Amazzoni” which on the list above in 1973 was sold for $3,000, in 1994 was appraised at $5,000:

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page9.html#245

An additional 20 years later (2015), view the current #wholesale pricing on the DIEGO VOCI ESTATE, available through Helga Voci:  http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!acquire-originals/c1d4p

Contact us with #DIEGO questions and or comments you have: diegovociproject@gmail.com

AC DV History #192 1/21/2015

#MovieBigEyes

M Keane for DIEGO Comparison Social Media 27 DEC 2014

A craze that moved the world.

New York Times said it wasn’t art.

The public thought better. Indirectly Margaret #Keane had an influence on #Diego.

Demand by the public for Diego to please paint something similar to Keane’s girls with #BigEyes at first fell on deaf ears.

For a long time Diego resisted. He prided himself in his refusal to ever copy.

Finally, Diego would not admit it; but, he did a few paintings of young girls without sacrificing his own style.

The Diego #Collectors loved them. Here is one owned by Paul Mehler.

2 Girls BIG EYES Oil on  Canvas 24 x 20 Paul Mehler Collection 1972 for Big Eyes

AC DV History #191 1/16/2015