“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

 

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#DIEGO_VOCI The Vagabond #Photographer and #Painter

Landscape

Diego Voci:  Landscape, oil on #canvas

As the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) #traveled the world he constantly took photos in his mind to replicate on canvas at some later date.  This little gem #painting of a #landscape is an orphan without title year, or size…

… owner unknown.  Anyone???

Help us find it – Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

A TWO-FOLD MYSTERY PAINTING FROM THE MASTER OF SURREAL!

Diego Voci Painting

Diego Voci; Unknown Title; oil on canvas, signed “Diego”

We know nothing about this painting by the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985). Not its size. Not is age. Not its whereabouts. All we have is a scanned image from a single sheet of glossy professional print paper. Logically it was for a printing project.

We reached out to Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, and she does not recall the specifics of this particular Diego Voci painting.

The two-fold mystery is the missing painting and the mystery within the painting itself.

The juxtaposition of “objects, shapes and figures” creates imagery that holds several stories within. Significance of the “Dove” in Diego’s works, what did this represent? “The spirit of child” often was a focal point for Diego; just as Alessandra, Diego’s daughter was the center of his love.

Any information please contact us at www.diegovociproject.com or diegovociproject@gmail.com

 

WHO OWNS THIS PAINTING NOW?

Jeune Fille en Blanc #641-030 80x60cm oil on canvas

Diego Voci; “Jeune Fille en Blanc” #641-030 oil on canvas 80x60cm 

“Jeune Fille en Blanc” was purchased back in 1974 by Diego Voci Historian, Coop Cooprider in Diego’s studio when Coop was helping Diego become better known. Diego opened up his studio to visitors and many experienced first hand the “magnetism” of Diego, so captivated by his art and his persona that most walked out with a painting or two in hand. Coop was no exception.

Throughout the years, Coop and his family have traveled and moved between Europe and United States, and along the way this painting has gone missing.

This unique cubistic/surrealist art work takes on the divide between two different styles. Where is the line between the two?

Any information on the whereabouts of this painting, contact us at diegovociproject.com or diegovociproject@gmail.com

 

“LA #LETTURA” – LADIES #READING by Antonio DIEGO Voci

La Lettura #571-689 Feldmann 1977 60x70cm

Diego Voci; “La Lettura”,  #571-689, oil on canvas, 70x60cm

Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) captured the most out of his #muses, not only the faces of people he met but the culture and everyday life. In this painting, you see ladies “reading” and relating. Diego, who is the “Artist of Thousand Faces”, absorbed the different cultures he traveled to.

The elongated neck… #Modigliani was the first artist to create this diversion in figurative art. The elongated neck became an embodiment of character adding to Diego’s creation of faces.

Where is this painting now? And the original owner? Mr. Feldmann from Maryland (who originally purchased this painting back in 1977).

View more of Diego Voci, Artist of Thousand Faces, on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/faces-diegovocitm/

“I DUE MONDI” = THE TWO SURREAL WORLDS!

I due Mondi #10802-105 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci; “I Due Mondi” #101802-105 oil on canvas 50x70cm

Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) lived in “Two Worlds” as he pioneered throughout his life as an artist, weaving in and out of styles, excelling at all.

Like this surrealistic painting (1980), Diego pushed his own boundaries to always be thinking forward and creating the new. Here is a story in the foreground and a story in the background.

We are looking for this painting and the original owner Major Pizzo Jr. (purchased in 1980 for $890 USD) in Spanghahlem, Germany. Any information please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

To see more into Diego’s surrealistic life, visit Surrealism at Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/

GIFT FROM #DIEGO, MASTER OF #SURREALISM

Temperamento #961-551 50x40cm Michael Day 1977

Diego Voci; “Temperamento” oil on canvas #961-551 50x40cm 

If you know of Michael Day, or are him, please contact the Diego Voci Project at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

As we continue the ongoing (volunteer) process of developing the history and legacy of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci we discovered that this small canvas “Temperamento” 50x40cm was a gift to Michael Day.

This unique surrealistic treasure centered around a face that carries its own mystery. Diego Voci, Artist of Thousand Faces shows up in all different styles. Surrealism happens to be a style where Diego pushed the boundaries.

We’d like to know more about the occasion for this generous gift.

Check out examples of Surrealism works by Diego on Pinterest: (more to come as they are discovered around the world) https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/

#CONFESSIONS OF DIEGO VOCI #HISTORIAN

 

Masques #34978 90x50cm

Diego Voci; “Masques” #34978 90x50cm 

Helga Voci, widow of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) claims I bought this painting “Masques”. It must be so. I’m not claiming the 5th Amendment, but, I swear I don’t recall and I don’t know where it is. Maybe some viewer can remember where they saw this painting last. Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com

Coop Cooprider
Diego Voci Historian (since 1974)
Google has selected some of Diego’s paintings to show in their image gallery. Click “Diego Voci” then click images (see example below). This guy was a great artist. Thanks, Google!

Google images July 17 2018

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL…

…#DIEGO VOCI CAPTURES THEM ALL!

Diego loved the face of the #Clown, and his fans could never get enough. Carl Salyar bought this one in 1977. Owner and whereabouts of this clown is unknown. Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

Clown Mit Blume #471-675 oval Carl Salyer

Diego Voci; “Clown Mit Blume” #471-675 oval oil on canvas

Clowns paint their faces to mask the truth of who they are. Note the hand of the clown laying on part of the clown’s neck. There is thought that placing your hand to the part of their neck and cover it when one feels insecure, uncomfortable, or anxious.

Another Diego Voci clown is painted actually gazing introspectively in the mirror.  This clown is in the collection of Marsha Largent Piper.

2. Clown with Mirror #808 oil on linen 60 x 50 cm

Diego Voci; “Clown with Mirror” #808 

Click here to view more of Diego Voci’s Clowns on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/clowns-diegovocitm/

THE #DIEGOVOCI #LEGACY LIVES ON

The Diego Voci Legacy lives on in big ways and smaller ways. A smaller painting “Petite Fille” completed and purchased in the last year of Diego’s life. Joyce Burke (Diego Voci collector) shares “This piece was given to me for my Birthday in 1985. I love this painting.”

 

Petite Fille D-3852736 oval

Diego Voci; “Petite Fille” Oval D-3852736

 

Joyce shares her Diego painting with the Diego Voci Project and sent over an image of the back with the original paperwork from 1985. We appreciate Joyce for the information and the images, as it assists us here at the Diego Voci Project Team in cataloging Diego’s works with the Diego Voci Estate.

Click here to view an outstanding Museum Tour of Diego’s works of art: YouTube Museum Tour