These faded Polaroid images are from Helga Voci, widow of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). The owners left to right, Major Green, Mr. and Mrs. Kellett and Lilliane Dussard. Where are these paintings now and their owners?
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.
Since late 2009, the Diego Voci Project has been in a worldwide search for the best of Diego Voci oil paintings. We just found this “VOCI” masterpiece in Lithuania for $3,500 complete door to door.
Diego Voci; Pferde auf Weide; 61x108cm oil on canvas, signed “Voci”
This is only the 4th “VOCI” discovered so far from the era of Diego’s connection to the Schlossgalerie (who served a wealthy horse owner clientele) in Zurich advertised as “Antonio Voci”, 1962-1965. It is the first that DVP could acquire for the day a generous benefactor is willing to finance a major Diego Museum Exhibition.
In his early career internationally collected artist Antonio Innocenzo Voci (1920-1985) signed his works some form of VOCI (VOH-chee). He was known his nickname by “Diego”. About 1966 he began using the “Diego” signature through 1985.
Here are the 3 other examples of “VOCI” paintings:
Diego Voci; “Heuernte” #1061-590 oil on canvas 30x40cm
What happened to Brice Emery? 42 years ago he purchased this little Diego Voci jewel in Germany. Help the Diego Voci Project find the remaining lost oil paintings. There are a couple thousand more to be found out of a total 4,000. This original collectors remaining on the earth are fewer by the day. But Diego artworks remain.
Diego Voci; “Italienische Strassenszene” 60×50 cm #1241-182
Diego Voci; “La Promenade” 80×70 cm #151-188
Diego Voci; “Les Clochards” 50x40cm #251-213
This trio of works on canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) is lost out there in the world somewhere. And there are a couple thousand more, help us locate them. The original Diego owners have either passed away, or are dying, divorced or downsizing.
Each have frames made by Helga Voci, Diego’s love and confidant. She found these faded Polaroid images in a shoe box.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. But who saw beauty in bridges, poor people, farmers and workers? Internationally collected #artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985)! Here are just 3 examples of Diego’s rendering of bridges:
#Diego Voci “Venice” 50 x 60 cm. #1061-568 Sold by #GONDOLA 1977
#Diego Voci “Herbstlandschaft” 60 x 80 cm 1091-996Gifted to “Italiani” in Pirmasens
#Diego Voci “Die Kleine Brücke” 40 x 30 cm 471-667 Purchased by May 1977
As well said about Diego “Each movement had its great masters, but there are very few who could create art unconfined by a single style like Diego.” – C. Voci (*)
Worldly acclaimed Edgar Degas (1834-1917) and Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) both equine illustrators exemplar. Examples of Diego’s compilation of horses is the first set and Degas is the second set of image.
The purpose of including 2 images (positioned in the center in the first set) by Diego is to find them today so we can bring their provenance up to date. If you see them, contact us at email@example.com.
All we know to date is the top center one was posted on Artifact Collectors by Nadja, we believe in Germany. And the bottom center image was purchased originally by Col. Harrington back in 1975.
The team at Diego Voci Project joins New Yorker and its chosen artist Kadir Nelson for this day of liberty in wishing one and all a Happy 4th of July.
Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) noted in Wikipedia embraced all peoples for his subjects. The evidence is in his thousands of oil paintings. Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images” to see the large collection Google has selected. The Diego Voci Project (DVP) is seeking to find and catalog the many hundreds of Diego Voci canvases scattered around the world. www.diegovociproject.com
Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci (1920-85), sent the Diego Voci Project Team a box of old faded polaroid images of oil paintings by Diego. Sifting thru hundreds, we came across this index card with the image of “La Muse et Le Poet”, the number of the painting, dimensions, year of purchase and the collector who purchased.
The team recognized the name as one of Diego’s collectors, The Halsavers wrote an excerpt on their Diego Voci collection:
We have about 10 Diego’s works and treasure them. In fact, will still have the receipts for most all. We visited him in his home and he has joined us for a bottle of wine at ours in Stuttgart in the mid-70’s. Christine Khan, who displayed Diego’s works in her Wiesbaden studio, joined us maybe a half dozen times, too. We have a folder of Diego’s promotional materials and ads from various handouts as well as newspaper articles about him. His house had a dozen or more New Mexico magazines scattered about and as we had moved from New Mexico to Stuttgart, we talked of his time there and how we loved his realistic pastels of Indians that we bought. We are glad that you have taken the initiative to honor Diego works on this site.
The Diego Voci Project Team is presently cataloging all of Diego Voci’s works of art into the Diego Voci Estate Archive.
This is a message to the Halsavers and others to send the Diego Voci Project Team images of your Diego works. Visit www.diegovociproject.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to receive your images. Google “Diego Voci”, and click Images. Amazing!