$157 #MILLION #MODIGLIANI

 

Modigliani Nu Couche

Amedeo Modigliani, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) (1917)

 

At Sotheby’s, the top lot of the night (May 14, 2018) —and one of the most buzzed-about this season—was Amedeo Modigliani‘s large nude Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) (1917), which carried a $150 million estimate, the most expensive ever placed on a single work at auction. It also had an irrevocable, or third-party, bid placed in advance. The work sold for a premium-inclusive price of $157 million after sparse bidding.

“Modigliani has now joined the ultimate club within the art market at $150 million,” he said at a post-sale press conference. “He’s the only artist who has broken that ceiling twice.”

To Read more: Led by a $157 Million Modigliani, Sotheby’s Otherwise Tepid Impressionist Sale Makes $318 Million

The Modigliani canvas is part of a prized series of nude paintings, produced between 1916 and 1919, that caused a scandal when they were first shown in Paris. When exhibited in  Berthe Weill’s gallery for what would be the only one-man exhibition that Modigliani during his lifetime, a sizable crowd outside raised the curiosity of the police, who shut down the show after two days. (Only two drawings sold.)

Worth the view; Some of Modigliani’s Most Seductive Portraits Were Once Censored by Police—See Them Here https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/modigliani-tate-london-1232252

Destined to be an all time classic, Diego Voci’s; $20,000 REWARD for the “Nude in Yellow” Watch! https://youtu.be/EA5aZ88bCM4

 

Surrealism Meets Cubism by Antonio Diego Voci “Nude in Yellow”

 

5. Nude in Yellow #758 48 x 36 ca. early 70's

Diego Voci; “Nude in Yellow” 48″x36″ oil  on canvas

 

$20,000 REWARD for this stolen masterwork by internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO VOCI (VOH-chee) 1920-1985!

 

In 1973 Dr. Ogden Brown, an addicted Diego Voci collector, obtained the phenomenal “NUDE IN YELLOW” 48″ x 36″ directly from Diego Voci.  About 1974, this marvelous painting strangely disappeared in a move of the Brown family from one home to another in Colorado. They saw “NUDE IN YELLOW” go into the moving truck. The painting was missing when the truck was unloaded and hasn’t been seen since.

HELP US SOLVE THIS MYSTERY. Be Rewarded. https://www.diegovociproject.com/
Here is a video to learn more about the $20,000 Reward and the painting!

40 YEARS TO FIND AGAIN 3 COLLECTORS ADDICTED TO DIEGO

Three victims of “The Potato Chip Phenomenon,” (can’t stop at buying only one Diego Voci artwork) emerged this year. 40 years ago I wrote in the June 1974 Guide to TV:

1974 June TV Guide Cover with Fishermen

Dr. William M. Morton wrote from Muncie, Indiana that he has 15 DIEGOs.  Robert Sholar in Washington D.C. has 30.  A land developer in Colorado Springs has 24 [Dr. Ogden Brown].  Dr. Norman Ferland, with 6 DIEGOs has written from Great Falls, Montana to say, “I would not even begin to think of selling them no matter what the price would be.  They are part of my house.” – Quoted from 2 page article on Diego.

We knew about the Colorado Springs Diego Collector, Dr. Ogden Brown, whose daughter Marsha became the USA agent for Diego. See her sitting before her favorite painting, “Nude in Yellow” for which a $20,000 reward has been announced (stolen about 1973).  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page8.html#237

But, it took until this year to re-locate the other three addicted Diego collectors, I met in 1974.

We continue to uncover collectors addicted to Diego.  Colonel Snow (deceased) had many Diego’s, and we are trying to contact Col. Snow’s daughter in Colorado.  Also, Joedy Lyng Riederer in Virgina. And we have other Diego collectors finding us online each day.

Google “Diego Voci” to learn more.

Coop Cooprider, Art Historian

Diego Voci Project

diegovociproject@gmail.com

AC DV History #189 12/27/2014