"VOCI" VS. "DIEGO" SIGNATURE

Even though called “Diego“, until 1965 he signed his works of art some form of “Voci“. See signature gallery below and on Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia:

From 1962 thru 1965 Diego was represented at the prestigious Schlossgalerie (see below) and an image of a 1965 ad from a Zurich newspaper. He began signing “Diego” in 1966.

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#DIEGO VOCI FINAL ONE-MAN SHOW, DIED 43 DAYS LATER

 

It is well known in art history that Amadeo #Modigliani in his lifetime (1884-1920) had only one gallery solo exhibition, which was shut down by the police the first day. According to one source, #Modigliani painted 354 oil paintings before he early death.  He died poor.  The last sale of a #Modigliani this month (May 2018) sold for $157 million. 

 

#VanGogh painted, by one estimate, 900 oil paintings and never had a gallery solo exhibition and sold only one painting in his self-chosen-short-lifetime (1853-1890).  He died poor. The last #VanGogh sold for $81 million at Christie’s in November 2017.  In 1990, a #VanGogh went for $130 million.

 

Internationally collected artist Antonio #Diego Voci was born the year #Modigliani died  (1920-1985), #Diego Voci had several one-man exhibitions, painted about 4,000 oil paintings in his lifetime and sold most of them to collectors from all over the world.  “The Diego Voci Project” has been searching since 2009 to find them and catalog them for historical purposes.  Link: https://www.diegovociproject.com/

 

Here is the newspaper write-up in Germany about #Diego’s final exhibition.  He died of lung cancer 43 days later on August 10, 1985. 

DIEGO w Owner Gerd Schulz and wife at STAUFEN-GALERIE 23 JUN 1985