Surreal is what the #great#Master#Artist#DiegoVoci created with everyday life. Click to experience: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/
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/
Christine Khan, (owner of “Composition a La Plage“) shares words on her DIEGO Collection:
“Each piece either been given to me as a gift or a purchase. There is a story behind each one. Each piece is so different & unique. I live with them. They each have a certain place in my home. No reason to sell. DIEGO was intelligent, interesting, engaged in mind discussions, and had a sense of humor. Prior to my representing Diego for 10 years, I had a friendship with Helga & Diego. Diego wanted to paint what he liked.”
“COMPOSITION A LA PLAGE” is an example of a surrealist work of art:
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Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee) https://youtu.be/_WUYmz0Jkc0, the youngest of 3 brothers was born Antonio Innocenzo Voci on 10 August 1920 in the mountainous region near Catanzaro, Italy, in the small village of Gasperina, Born to be an artist.
“Diego” was the nickname in the artist’s adult life. He shunned his middle name “Innocenzo”. His family called him “Toto” as a child he signed his works VOCI through 1965. Thereafter “Diego”.
Diego lived up to the title of his 3-page biography “This Artist Is A Lion” that appeared in the May 1974 TV Guide. “His course mane of black hair jutting out drastically behind him, DIEGO is the image of his zodiac symbol – the lion.” https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43393
Diego’s voices came thru his art and over the years became the “Artist of a Thousand Faces” and “Master of the Surreal”. To view the book, “Beauty of Diego” http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego
Link to August Newsletter; Celebrate Diego’s Birthday. https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?u=cb3fa199216c4f48823999e03&id=3f77539409
Although known as a figurative artist, Diego Voci was a Master of the Surreal.
The not-for-profit Diego Voci Project is searching for the lost paintings of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). This is only one of couple thousand “Diegos’” to be found. It was purchased by Eugene Alfaro April 4, 1977.
Our long term goal is a major museum exhibition. Thus we have a “Buy or Borrow” program for the best of the best. As the original collectors have passed on, Diego art pieces have shown up everywhere from Belgium to Lithuania, from a garage sale to under somebody’s bed. Here is a terrific find that was purchased for 97¢! https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page4.html#62739
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