ANOTHER #HIDDEN #GEM IN DIEGO’S #MAILBOX

Clown for TWITTER Newsletter Post 2 NOV 2018 KC

Diego Voci; “Clown” with Frame 38″x 22″ oil on canvas

Gerald Basinger shares;

“I only recently was aware of your DIEGO VOCI project and would like to contribute my experience.

I was stationed with US Army 16th Aviation Bn. in Nellingen W. Germany from 1968-1970 and became acquainted with Diego at the Officers Club at Patch Barracks where he had one of his art exhibitions. Although he did not have a Clown painting there, I had seen his work with that subject elsewhere. Since I was making a driving trip vacation to Paris from my military accommodation near Stuttgart and he was living close to the route I would be driving I contracted for him to paint a CLOWN (Oil on canvas).  I do not recall the specific name of his location where he was living.

Anyway, the experience of going to his place, in the summer of 1970, and watching him start from a blank canvas and over a 2 hour time period to see his amazing, actually incredible, speed and skill with the brush was something I will never forget. I am not kidding that at least 4 or 5 different times he could have said I am done and I would have been just thrilled with what I saw. But he would say “I want to work on this a bit” and a new and different clown would appear. Be it a hair change, a different necktie, a change in the eyes, or mouth. What a genius. Because I returned to the USA in October 1970 I had no other contact with Diego.

However, I have had numerable favorable comments over the years with that piece of art in my homes. With regards”

Visit Diego Voci’s Clown Board on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/clowns-diegovocitm/

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KEEP AN EYE OUT! A HIDDEN GEM AWAITS YOU

The Trial framed cleaned up

Diego Voci; The Trial 38″x30″ Framed, oil painting Private Collection

 

We (The Diego Voci Project Team) just learned that James Thomson, Diego Voci Collector, acquired “The Trial” by internationally collected artist, Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) from an online Goodwill auction.

James shares;

“I purchased another oil painting by Diego. The canvas measures (31 X 23 inches), framed (38 X 30 inches). On the back is Diego printed and below that in English, the title ” The Trial ” which I assume is the trial of the Apostle’s Peter and John with them in the painting stands the cripple that they cured who stood up with Peter and John to defend the Apostles before the threatening Jewish Council. The Council asked them “By what power or in whose name did you do this?””

 This painting title “The Trial” was during the time the DIEGO signature began on his works (ca. 1966).  Diego began an exclusive contract to NAFFOUJ Gallery. The frame is the style commonly used by Naffouj for DIEGO as well as other artists. The biography on the back was written by Joy Gibson before she married Jawdat Naffouj. Joy now resides in Canada. Our estimation is the work is around 1966. The historical interpretation certainly to fits what James Thomson wrote.

Visit: The Diego Voci Project website!

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LOST PAINTING! WHERE IS IT?

Bauerin Mit Kind #251-209 Mrs. Nugteren 1975 50x40cm

Diego Voci; “Bauerin Mit Kind” #251-209 oil on canvas 50x40cm 

Last known owner was Mrs. Nugteren purchased in 1975 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Any whereabouts or information on this painting, please contact diegovociproject@gmail.com

To learn more about Diego Voci; Artist of a Thousand Faces; https://youtu.be/zX4XExOXZLY and explore The Beauty of Diego: http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

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.

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DIEGO VOCI NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER 2018

#WHO #OWNS THIS #PAINTING?

Jeune Fille A La Fenetre #561-496 Vincent Mazzarino

Diego Voci; “Jeune Fille A La Fenetre” Oval #561-496 oil painting 

Last information we have on this painting, is from 1976 when it was purchased at Ramstein AFB by Vincent Mazzarino.  Who owns this painting now?  Where is it located? Any information on this Diego Voci (Artist of a Thousand Faces) gem of an artwork.

Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail or visit www.diegovociproject.com

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#MASTER OF THE #SURREAL

002 Composition a La Plage #261-446 Christine Khan 60x50cm

Diego Voci; “COMPOSITION A LA PLAGE” #261-4467 oil on canvas 60x50cm

Christine Khan, (owner of “Composition a La Plage“) shares words on her DIEGO Collection:

“Each piece either been given to me as a gift or a purchase. There is a story behind each one. Each piece is so different & unique. I live with them. They each have a certain place in my home. No reason to sell. DIEGO was intelligent, interesting, engaged in mind discussions, and had a sense of humor. Prior to my representing Diego for 10 years, I had a friendship with Helga & Diego. Diego wanted to paint what he liked.”

“COMPOSITION A LA PLAGE” is an example of a surrealist work of art:
How Surrealism is defined
https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/themes/surrealism/
Explore with the Tate, what is Surrealism in a simple fun way
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/surrealism

Visit more: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/

LILIANE DUSSARD #HISTORY WITH DIEGO

Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci shares;
“In the beginning of the seventies we moved to #Bavaria, where my parents lived and where they intended to build a house and Diego was supposed to help them. So, we rented an apartment in the same #village. At the same time Diego did not like doing business with Joy Naffouj anymore; and Liliane Dussard, a #French lady who had been working for Naffouj in her #gallery for a while, wanted to change also.

So, Diego and Liliane decided to work together (around 1972 for several years). Liliane came to our house and she started to take contacts with #Nürnberg Ladies Clubs and Officers’ Clubs and had soon several dates for #exhibits. Now we needed frames, as everything was an #experiment. In the village, we found a #wood joiner and Diego made models of frames, so he started to do a collection of frames in different sizes, then we got these frames and Diego`s atelier became a frame workshop. Diego painted on #canvases and Liliane and me painted and #gold-plated the frames under Diego`s instruction. We were almost working day and night, as everything had to be ready for our first exhibit.

And then we started our first exhibit in the Officers’ Club Fürth near Nürnberg and it was a very big success.”

(This history is a little fuzzy with dates): Liliane Dussard (deceased now) represented Diego beginning in 1972 and times throughout his years until 1985.

Liliane arranged art auctions at Officer’s Club, hosted Gallery exhibits for Diego and shared Holidays with Helga and Diego. (see Art Auction flyer below for 1985 “Dussard Art Studio” in Taunusstein). Artauction (1)

Lilian Dussard moved to the United States in 1973 and opened a gallery with her name: Dussard Art Gallery in Strafford, Virginia.

Retour du Travail #451-260

Diego Voci; “Retour du Travail” #451-260 oil on canvas

We know Liliane’s had this painting by Diego Voci in her own collection: “Retour du Travail” #451-260

FOUND THE ORIGINAL “LA RENTREE DES PAYSANS” AT DA SANDRO

La Rentree des Paysans and Ristorante da Sandro

Out of 4000 thousand paintings created by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985 VOH-chee), our mission is to locate one by one with the help of Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, who sent us, Diego Voci Project (www.diegovociproject.com), a shoebox filled with index cards of images & titles, a cataloging system for Diego’s works of art.

Read the history of Ristorante da Sandro and Diego Voci in Germany
https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/dining-with-diego-in-germany/

NAPOLETAN FISHERMEN AND MASANIELLO?

The Two Napoletan Fishermen 60x70cm Nr 54998 Bought 1 June 1074 PATCH 490 USD CROPPED.jpeg

Diego Voci; “The Two Napoletan Fisherman” 60x70cm oil on canvas Private Collection 

“The Two Napoletan Fishermen” by Diego, owned by a Diego Collector who has a total of 10 Diego works in their collection. Back in the mid 1970’s, this collector visited Diego at Diego’s home studio for wine and conversation.

Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee) (1920-1985, born in Italy) connected with people all throughout his travels, capturing in his mind the faces of people and

During our research on the title to this art work, we stumbled upon the heritage of Napoletan Fisherman. Here is a bit of history to Napoletan Fisherman;

“Masaniello (abbreviation of Tommaso Aniello; 1622 – 16 July 1647) was an Italian fisherman who became leader of the revolt against the rule of Habsburg Spain (refers to the history of Spain over the 16th and 17th centuries) in Naples in 1647. Masaniello was one of the most popular figures in Neapolitan tradition.”

To learn more about Diego Voci, Artist of a Thousand Faces, click here: www.diegovociproject.com

“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