NOT ACCURATE! CHECK YOUR “FACTS” ABOUT DIEGO VOCI!

eBay ad falsely stated by a seller in Swanton, Vermont stated:

“THIS DRAWING IS FROM THE LATE 50’S EARLY 60’S”

DIEGO VOCI SIGNED DRAWING (AUTHENTIC) EBAY image for post March 22 2017

NON ACCURATE.

FACT: Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) did not sign his works “Diego” until the last half of the 1960’s when Canadian art dealer Joy Gibson – Naffouj began representing the artist.  It was through the encouragement of Joy and her husband Dr. Jawdat Naffouj that the Diego signature took hold.  Before that all the art works were signed some form of VOCI.  (See 1965 ad in Zurich newspaper https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/attention-look-for-voci-not-diego/

During the time Naffouj was selling works signed “Diego” Galerie Dahms in Wiesbaden continued to sell works to the upscale German market signed some form of “Voci”.

NOTE: We can find no evidence that the Diego Voci Project Team was the source of this misinformation.

Coops Signature Box w TM Marks 29 NOV 2015

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ANOTHER STOLEN #DIEGO™ PAINTING!

Actually it was a #legal steal auctioned on April 30 2016 at a price way to low! Estimate was $300-$500 for this #gouache signed Diego Voci 30” x 25” framed.

Harlequin and Three Children Image

On the back “Harlequin” – (left) was written

Prof Diego Voci

No 947-UTT?

DM 600 PAID

DR SIEGEL MD

 

Helga Voci, Diego’s #widow thought the date of painting to be “time of #Naffouj Galerie or before”.  Actually it was not.  There were no paintings signed “Diego™” until Dr. Jawdat Naffouj and Joy Naffouj made a #contract, that’s when the “Diego” signature began.  This artwork was after Naffouj probably sold by Galerie Dahms. Our records at the DiegoVoci™ Archive notes Diego experimented with everything; cooked #glass paint, #sand based canvas and yes, #roller brush.  The Diego™ gouache was done circa 1973, a time when he experimented with a small roller brush, typical for painting walls.

“Three Children” is another roller brush example, signed Diego, Schwetzingen* 1973.

(*Their home/studio near Mannheim and Heidelberg).

Coop Cooprider

Diego Voci Historian

Authorized Agent for DiegoVoci™ Estate

#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

#Diego Voci and Gigi #GUADAGNUCCI gave us #Passion and #ART

#”The Beauty of Diego”

PREVIEW:   blur.by/1xo4tx2   …..click …. turn the pages …come on….do it, now!

Purchase at cost from: blur.by/1xo4tx2

The Beauty of DIEGO

“The Beauty of Diego” is a handsomely bound 12” X 12” high quality, hard cover Coffee Table Book with more than 100 colour images of Diego’s works never before published in book form. The book is conceived as a Fine Art Book for Art Lovers everywhere to enjoy and display. Published in support of the Diego Voci Project and Estate. Purchase at cost from: blur.by/1xo4tx2

DIEGO Page Sample 1

“The first idea… the first few lines decide the whole work.”  Diego

... #clowns ...

… #clowns …

“A man does not find interest to be an artist …

…. It comes automatically” Diego

 

VALIANT STALLION by #DIEGO

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VALIANT STALLION by #DIEGO inj 1968

A must see. “Valiant Stallion ” is a powerful horse’s head in a setting of the surreal. Although DIEGO VOCI was primarily known as a figurative artist, he loved portraying the horse.

“Valiant Stallion” 35” x 23 1/2″ Surrealism Oil on Canvas Under Glass

And while you’re there check out the Horse Genre Board….