#LOST PAINTING “NATURE MORTE EN BLEU”!

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Diego Voci; “Nature Morte en Bleu” #551-274 50x40cm oil on canvas 

What we (the all volunteer Diego Voci Project) do know is that this painting was purchased in 1975 in Baden Baden, Germany by Mr. Smith.   Any information on this painting or the owner, please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com or www.diegovociproject.com 

Click to see other examples of Still Lifes by Diego Voci: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/still-life-diegovocitm/

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#MASTER OF #SURREAL STRIKES AGAIN!

Le Baiser #741-089 60x50cm Col. Malloy Ramstein 1974

Diego Voci; “Le Baiser” #741-089 oil painting 60x50cm 

Who owns this painting now?

Last known collector of this work of art created by Diego Voci (1920-1985 VOH-chee), was in 1974 purchased by Col. Malloy in Ramstein AFB in Germany.

Diego Voci; artistic strength as Master of Surreal, view more  https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/surrealism-diegovocitm/

And to learn about the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

 

 

“FRIENDS” On The Wall & “FRIENDS” On The Couch

October 1972 Coops 36th Birthday

This October 1972 occasion was Coop Cooprider’s 36th birthday (on left).  The friends on the couch are Ingrid and Walter Nermerich, owners of “Alt Landstuhl Restaurant” in Landstuhl, Germany home of the famous Chateaubriand.

Friends” on the wall is an amazing work of art by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).  The painting was purchased from the private collection of Jawdat and Joy Naffouj, art dealers also in Alt, Landstuhl.  “Friends” has been on Coop and Patti’s walls as they moved around the world ever since.

Coopriders now own about 8 dozen or so Diego art paintings; several are earmarked for selection into a Major Museum Diego Retrospective once a generous benefactor comes forward. 

Three great places to learn more about Diego:

  1. Google “Diego Voci” then click “Images
  2. Wikipedia: Antonio Diego Voci” 
  3. Diego Voci Project website 

NOTE: Coop Cooprider is the volunteer Diego Voci Historian.

DAVID HOCKNEY BECOMES THE WORLD’S PRICIEST LIVING ARTIST

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Just as Christie’s has been predicting—one might even say, hyping—81-year-old British artist David Hockney became the most expensive living painter tonight when Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) sold for $90.3 million at the postwar and contemporary art auction in Rockefeller Center. All told, the sale realized a total of $357.6 million, compared with a revised pre-sale estimate of $323 million to $421.5 million.

The record-making Hockney’s unpublished pre-sale estimate had been $70 million to $100 million, though much of the pre-sale chatter guessed $80 million as the likely level.

Generating almost as much buzz as the sky-high asking price was the fact that the Hockney painting went to the block without any type of guarantee—almost unheard of in this day and age, when consignors know how to play the big auction houses off against one another.

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David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972). Courtesy of Christie’s Ltd.

For more details on the sale visit: David Hockney Becomes the World’s Priciest Living Artist in Christie’s $358 Million Postwar Sale

Also see works and prices for Christie’s Post War Auction:

Mark Rothko $35 million

Francis Bacon $19 million

Christopher Wool $15 million

Richard Diebenkorn $22 million

 

#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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#DIEGO PAINTING 40 YRS AGO DM 1,800

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Diego Voci; “Italienische Landschaft” #781-842 oil on canvas 50x40cm

Herr Dirk Reischauer of Wiesbaden, exactly 40 years ago paid 1,800 in German currency for this canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee); (1920-1985). He was attracted to Diego’s expression of simplicity, composition, color contrast and depth of distance. But, where is Dirk and his painting today? Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com
Experience more color, depth and simplicity at www.diegovociproject.com

NOT FOR SALE

Deux Filles au Bleu 50 x 60cm 1968

Diego Voci; “Deux Filles au Bleu” 50x60cm oil on canvas ca. 1968

This painting, was listed on The Diego Voci Project website as “Not for Sale”.

Stephen & Wendy Max (volunteers for the Diego Voci Project Team) were immediately attracted to this portrait of two young women-with dark blank eyes, sensuous lips without a smile -conveying a message of noble beauty. Eventually and gratefully we were able to convince Helga to part with her treasured painting.

When Stephen & Wendy Max finally received the painting we asked Helga why “Deux Filles au Bleu” meant so much to her, here is her response:

Dear Stephen and Wendy,
I am happy that you like the painting and I know that with you it is in good hands and that you really appreciate it. The story about it is that when we lived in Wiesbaden between 1965 and 1970 we went one time to Prague where we went several times because we both liked the City and we always went through little antique shops, they had many there and we found this beautiful frame and Diego said- I will paint you a beautiful painting for this frame and that was -Deux filles au bleu- and I loved it and carried it where ever we moved. …Helga Voci

Visit Diego Voci Virtual Museum Tour to see more: https://youtu.be/cnZXQuUbjlU

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!

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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/