#ESCAPE FROM #REALITY

There is a great beauty to be found in Diego’s subjects.

Words by Stephen Max; “Diego’s artwork reminds us of the simple human love of a mother for a child, of the nurturing gaze of all mothers, and the comfort they bring. We see the best of ourselves in them. His impossibly gorgeous execution of  Suonatrice di Linto was completed while living in Schwetzingen Germany in 1975  and his focus was upon the beauty of the human spirit.
Diego painted with immense beauty and grace, executing his work with painstaking care and attention to detail. Each of his brushstrokes was an act of love, and little by little, something breathtakingly beautiful came into formation. Overall a sense of comfort and peace soothe the onlooker liberating the stress embodied in everyday life. The beauty and tenderness of her face, that portrait of love and softness, encompasses every detail of this masterpiece.
In February 1975 we were entertained by Helga and Diego in their Schwetzingen home (near Heidelberg Germany).  After enjoying an exceptional wine, reacquainting ourselves with Helga, and meeting Diego for the first time, we observed this unfinished painting on an easel in his studio. The exceptional beauty and serenity of the painting could be easily visualized in its finished state and we simply had to have it. Following a good natured and animated dialogue, Diego agreed to complete the painting exclusively for us. We re-visited two weeks later for the purchase of this masterpiece and have enjoyed Suonatrice di Linto placed in a prominent location in our home ever since.”
The completed Masterpiece.
© 2017, Antonio DIEGO™ Voci,Suonatrice di linto. Oil on Canvas (gold leaf) Original Oil Painting 251-199 1975 80 CM X 40 CM Wendy and Stephen Max. Used with Permission The Diego™ Voci Estate.

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#BIRTHPLACE OF #DIEGO

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#DIEGO; ARTIST OF A THOUSAND FACES!

Diego Voci; Artist of a Thousand Faces. visit https://www.diegovociproject.com/ A curated collection of beauty from artist Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985)

Please enjoy the video Artist of a Thousand Faces above, also be sure to spend some quality time viewing the galleries of Diego’s paintings here: https://www.diegovociproject.com/

Additional galleries available here:https://www.artworkarchive.com/…/collect…/antonio-diego-voci

We hope you are all managing with your own personal situations. On our end, our team has made some adjustments – as just about everything has changed in our communities in the last 2 or 3 weeks. Many of us have been restricted from our regular day-day routine. …Stephen Max

#DECEMBER #CHARLESDICKENS #MODERN VERSION OF #CHRISTMAS

© 2019, Antonio DIEGO™ Voci, Maternity. Oil on Canvas Original Oil Painting, 1957. Current Owner Tony Voci. Used with Permission The Diego™ Voci Estate.
This painting is the earliest known depiction of The Madonna by Diego™. 
https://www.blurb.ca/b/9310417-the-diego-chronicles AND https://www.blurb.com/b/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

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SOME #TALK ABOUT #TALK

© 2017, Antonio DIEGO™ Voci, La FIlle du Port. Oil on Canvas Original Oil Painting cca-1970, 70 CM X 80 CM, Owner Not Known. Used with Permission The Diego™ Voci Estate.

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WHAT AN IMAGE POST WILL DO! DIEGO COLLECTOR IS REWARDED!

Diego pictured here with Gigi-Bellati, and Lino-Storero at-La-Gondola 1977. Notice the painting on display in the upper right hand side of the image, titled: 
“Young Lady by the Window”. When this image was featured in Diego’s Blog on WordPress, it didn’t take long before we received an email from one of Diego’s Collectors. The note and image shown below from The Wilcox Family.

…I was stunned to see that we own the beautiful Young Lady by the Window which is depicted in your 1977 photo on the wall directly above Diego and Lino Storero. We won this watercolor and ink as a door prize at one of his home studio showings in #Wiesbaden Taunestein!
Best Regards and Wishes…

                                           …Stan and Sibylle Wilcox

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The Diego Voci CHRONICLES
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THE MAX FAMILY IN CANADA!

An “excerpt” from the DIEGO VOCI NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER that Stephen Max (one of the DVP’s volunteers) creates for all of Diego Voci’s collectors as a way to stay connected to the Legacy of Diego Voci.

Image for November Newsletter

DIEGO VOCI NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER 2018

DIEGO VOCI “ARTIST OF A THOUSAND FACES”

Der Monch #1151-397 oil on canvas 60x70cm

“Der Mönch”, by Antonio DIEGO Voci, 70 x 60 cm, Oil on Canvas, #1151-397

Larry Martel in #Heidelberg, Germany bought “Der Mönch” on Thanksgiving Day. The monks seems to be saying to the artist, “Who is the guy, Diego? Are you sure I can trust him?” Diego’s wife Helga captured this Diego memory on canvas with her polaroid camera in 1975, since faded.

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“THIS ARTIST IS A LION”

On this day, August 10, we celebrate the 98th birthday of internationally collected artist Antonio “Diego” Voci (1920-1985).

TV Guide Cover Published May 1974

I am Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian. I first met Diego in late 1966. Patti and I bought our first Diego oil painting on layaway, our first of many. We were and remain addicted https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page7.html#98597.  In 1973-74, I volunteered for a year to help Diego become better known. One of those efforts was the 3-page biography in the May 1974 issue of the AFNTV Guide by my ghost writer Victoria Williams.

$30,000 REWARD
“The Clown” pictured above was stolen about 1980 from what was then my office in Otterbach, Germany. There is a reward of $30,000 for its return. See “The Clown” in color in the video by Stephen Max: https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc

Link to August Newsletter; Celebrate Diego’s Birthday. https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?u=cb3fa199216c4f48823999e03&id=3f77539409

 

THE BEGINNING OF ADDICTION TO DIEGO VOCI ART

Patti and Coop Cooprider Madonna & Child, 1966

Patti and Coop Cooprider Madonna & Child, 1966

1966, a young married couple, Americans living in Germany, bought their first “expensive” Diego Voci painting, “Madonna and Child”.  They bought it for $150 on layaway, 3 payments. That was a big chunk of their small budget at the time.

The artist Diego Voci was represented by Joy Gibson, a Canadian art dealer operating out of Zweibrucken, partnering with Dr. Jawdat Naffouj.

The Coopriders, Coop (he’s the skinny one on the left 6’2”) and Patti just could not stop at one (The Potato Chip Phenomenon).  They knew Diego and Helga through the years buying many more Diego’s.

Coop became the volunteer Diego Voci Historian in 1973 and began the volunteer Diego Voci Project in 2010, a property of the Diego Voci Estate, and in 2011 began the official Diego Voci Archive to search for and catalog all the lost Diego oil paintings scattered around the world.  We’ve identified approximately 1,000 of 4,000 so far.

Please help us find the rest.  Email us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

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AC DV History #207 10/5/2015