Get Out There and Hunt!

Jeune Femme avec Enfant 70 x 50 cm 4802-067 front index card

Diego Voci “Jeune Femme avec Enfant” #4802-067; 70 x 50cm oil on canvas 

Diego’s are everywhere!!! They’ve been found in Thrift shops, under the bed, in the attic, on restaurant walls, around the world: Brandy Hepler found a Diego for 97 cents

Read more at:  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page4.html#62739

Help us find the 4000 oil paintings Antonio Diego Voci completed in his lifetime (1920-1985).

“Jeune Femme avec Enfant” was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A Tamaio on April 28th 1980 straight from Diego’s studio.

Where is this painting now??  Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com!

 

 

 

LET’S GO TO THE FRENCH RIVERA

En Regardant La Mer polaroid image

Diego Voci; 80 x 60cm, oil on canvas (polaroid image of original painting)

Antonio Diego Voci, master figurative painter (1920-1985) once claimed he only paints from memory.  Too bad he’s not here to share more about this provocative memory he captured here, titled:

“En Regardant La Mer” (Looking at the Sea)

Joseph Marasco, where are you now?  And do you still have this painting? Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

Joseph Marasco paid Diego in his Wiesbaden studio $890 to take this marvelous (80 x 60cm) painting home on 28 September 1980.  Joseph address then (in 1980) was:

61 Westfalen Apt.5 62 Weisbaden – Aukamm

#DIEGO VOCI HAD A #DREAM

Le Cirque 70 x 80cm Du Boise

The Diego Voci Project shares Diego’s portrayal of this dream he had as a member of the circus (in this faded Polaroid image of Le Cirque) .  How many figures can you count?  Did you see the large banana shaped smiling face in the left hand corner?  Which figure do you think is Diego?

Diego Voci Project has a Buy or Borrow program to acquire the best works for a future Major Museum Exhibition.  Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

37 YEARS AGO A DIEGO VOCI #SOLD $950

Die Bauerinnen 50 x 70cm Frances Ann Jacobini

On August 8, 1980, Frances Ann Jacobini purchased this attractive Diego Voci (VOH-chee) painting direct from the home / studio of Helga and Diego.  This image is from a 37 year old Polaroid Helga found.  The card indicates Francis paid $950.  It is title “Die Baüerinnen”.  Coop Cooprider, the Diego Voci Historian since 1973 said “If these are farm girls, they come from classier farms than any I have seen.  It looks like are dressed for a Vogue photoshoot.”

The Diego Voci Project would much appreciate an update on the whereabouts of this Diego work and its owner.  Frances Ann Jacobini.  Anyone? diegovociproject@gmail.com.

La Fille du Port and the “Artist of a Thousand Faces”

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Diego Voci; La Fille du Port; oil on canvas #8802-084

We leave it to the viewer to interpret this wonderful canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85).

Who owns this painting?  The Diego Voci Project Team presently is cataloging all of Diego Voci’s works of art into the Diego Voci Estate Archive.  Email us images and any information to diegovociproject@gmail.com.

To view the “Beauty of Diego” book published by Stephen Max, visit http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

#Germany! Where is this Painting Now?

Don Quichote and Sancho Panza 60x80cm

This is a faded Polaroid of a internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85) painting titled: “Don Quichote and Sancho Panza” oil on canvas 60x80cm which was originally purchased about 1975 by Herr Schmalz.

The Diego Voci Project is seeking the whereabouts of Herr Schmalz and this painting.

Helga, widow of Diego, shared with us her memory “as far as I can remember Herr Schmalz was the director of the Canadian Officers Club in Baden Baden, Germany.”   

View additional examples of Don Quixotes painted by Diego Voci on #Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/don-quixote-diegovocitm/ 

#EASTER WISH COMES TRUE AT ST.PETERS BASILICA

whole Voci fam Enhanced and Cropped

62 years ago, Messina Arcangela, the Matriarch of the Voci family was treated to her long awaited religious wish to visit Saint Peters Basilica in Rome.  Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) is standing to the right of his mother Messina (the 3rd one in from the left).

Diego Voci’s family in Gasperina, Italy were devote Catholics, which shows up in Diego’s painting below titled “Procession“.

C45 Procession #93897 20 12 x 16 12

Diego Voci “Procession” #93877 20 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ oil on canvas

Visit www.diegovociproject.com to view & learn more about internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85)

IS THIS #JOSIANE?

George Roberts, a #Diego Collector shares his “Nude” #painting that resembles the look of Josiane, the first wife of Diego Voci.

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You can read a bit more on Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#First_marriage

George Roberts, shares his story about how he acquired this Diego work of art:

“We have a “nude” painting by Diego that was purchased at the Patch Barracks Officers Club in Germany in the late 1960’s from an American female who told us that this was a painting of Diego’s first wife. We paid $250.00 for the painting which was a lot of money in those days. We did not meet Diego. The painting is oil on canvas and measures approx.31” x 21” in the original frame. There is no title on the back of the canvas however a number 1697-9.” (The number on the back of the canvas represents the timing of the painting was complete)

See here images of Josiane (taken in the 1960’s) to compare with the Diego painting owned by George Roberts.

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The last known address for Josiane was:

Josiane Bjelwuck (BJIELEVUK)

Rt. De Jussy

1249 Puplinge (or Paplinge),

Geneve Switzerland

For any findings, please contact the Diego Voci Project Team (an all volunteer group) at  diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit us at www.diegovociproject.com 

 

 

 

 

“#Paintings of #Soulful #Female #Faces”

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John and Kathryn Marchi share their soulful story about how they met #Diego and acquired their two Diego works of art.

Kathryn Marchi reached out to the Diego Voci #Facebook page from a post yesterday title

“I LIKE DIEGO’S WORK BECAUSE…” .  Stephen Max, Canadian Diego Voci Project Team member asked Diego Collectors in the most recent Christmas Diego Voci Newsletter, what they like about Diego’s work.  And the responses are coming in.  Please share yours! 

“We are very excited about your Diego project!   

 Our Diego painting has been a centerpiece in our homes and admired by guests for over 40 years.  We’ve loved telling the story about how we met Diego and our visit to his studio in the Taunus in 1976. 

 We were a military family, stationed in Frankfurt, Germany from 1975-1977.  At that time, Diego was exhibiting and selling his paintings in the Frankfurt Officers’ Club.  We met him there and admired his work.

 In March, 1976, we received an invitation to attend an open house at Diego and Helga’s studio/home in Taunusstein-Neuhof near Wiesbaden, Germany. We were greeted at the door by Helga, dressed in black slacks and a sheer off-white blouse- a truly stunning woman.  Upon arrival, each guest was given a number and were told that later on in the day, a drawing would be held for a special prize, not further identified.  The home was small, cozy and decorated like one would expect from an artist…and quite charming.  Paintings were displayed everywhere.  Shortly after this, I noticed that Diego was sitting on a stool before an easel at the rear of his home, where I suspected he did all of his sketches and painting.  I stood nearby and watched the sketch of a gypsy woman unfold.  He created the picture, using one color and shades thereof.  Once completed with his brush, he took a black magic marker and put in appropriate highlights.  To my recollection, this beautiful sketch was created in less than 5 minutes.  I was truly astounded.  You can guess how we came by our sketch!  Yes, our number was drawn and we were the thrilled recipients of the Gypsy Woman prize.  Diego continued at the easel throughout the day and numbers were drawn periodically for the various sketches.

 As we browsed throughout the studio, we were also told that Diego had begun to paint landscapes and there were many being displayed.  However, my wife and I preferred what we considered Diego’s trademark; paintings of soulful female faces.  “Venus in the Springtime” caught our eye and we purchased the painting that day.  Unfortunately we have forgotten the price we paid; however, the enjoyment of this painting has been priceless.”

John D. Marchi

LTC (ret) US Army

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#HORSE SERIES BY DIEGOVOCI

We begin with DIEGO’s #love of the #horse.

DIEGO was fascinated by the #strength and fluid lines of the horse. A frequent subject.

C41-2 Cavalliere #766 1970 27 12 x 19 34

“Cavalliere” 1970, 19 5/8″ x 28 5/8″ oil on wood, signed “Diego” Private #Collection

31. Horses Racing ca.1962  40 x 28in Private Collection

“Horses Racing” 40″ x 28″, oil on canvas; signed “A. Voci”, sister to “Horses Grazing”  Collector unknown

Horse w/ Man in Browns Mixed Medium 30" x 22 "

Horse w/ Man in Browns Mixed Medium 30″ x 22 ” Private Collection

Green Horse Drawing 27 12 x 19 12

“Green Horse” Drawing 27 ½” x 19 ½”, Pastel on Paper, signed “D. Voci”

Private #Collection

Do you know of any other Horse drawings and / or  Horse paintings by DiegoVoci ™?

Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

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AC DV History #56 10/3/2011