THE #STORY BEHIND “DEPORTATION” BY #DIEGO

Diego Voci; Deportation #511 oil on canvas ca. early 1970’s

Carole Aaron parent’s originally purchased “Deportation” by internationally collected art Antonio Diego Voci on a Sunday in Patrick Henry Village near Heidelberg, Germany in the early 1970’s.  Carole recalls Diego as a charismatic, passionate and very proud of his work.  Carole’s parents felt this work was so dramatic.  It hung in her parents den for over 40 years before it was consigned. Purchased by a new owner. Now the opportunity to have this profound work of art is available on EBAY for sale.

Click here to purchase: https://www.ebay.com/itm/193258635350?ul_noapp=true

24 CARAT #GOLD #LEAF

Diego Voci; Le Amiche Tempera, Gold Leaf under Glass D-4811733 80 x 60cm

Stephen Max shares “The boundless creativity of Diego Voci is displayed in this immersive, devotional painting, Le Amiche. It captures a stunning composition throughout every inch . The saturated colours are highlighted with an application of 24 carat gold leaf . Posterity can truly regard Diego as an artist of exceptional talent. This painting consolidates his achievement into a creation which encourages people to engage with art in a way which is more involving.”

View more exceptional beauty here: https://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

WHERE IS THIS #ORIGINAL #DIEGO #PAINTING?

Stephen Max This month while browsing through some of the old 35mm slides from Helga Voci shoebox collection, I discovered and restored a 35 MM slide of this beautiful painting by Diego™ titled La Fille du Port. The only information I have from the slide is the title and size (70 X 80 CM).

If anyone knows additional details about this painting including its current owner and location please let us know by email so we may add to the Diego Voci Project Archive with information updates. View this virtual gallery: https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

13TH #CENTURY #PAINTING FOUND HUNG OVER A HOT #PLATE.

Cimabue’s The Mocking of Christ. Courtesy of Actéon and Eric Turquin.

An Elderly Woman Discovered She Had Been Storing a Rare Renaissance Painting in Her Kitchen—and It Could Fetch $6 Million at Auction Next Month

Compliments of The Diego Voci Project team; finding hidden gems like the one above adds to our history. Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) captures history with his Madonna and Child paintings.

View Here: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/madonna-and-child-by-diegovocitm-mother-and-child/

DIEGO SEZ “LET BAUERNHAUS OUT OF JAIL!”

Diego Voci; “Bauernhaus” 40x30cm #471-678 oil on canvas est. 1977

This #village scene titled “Bauernhaus” probably should have been posted for your pleasure long ago even through somebody inadvertently got red pen ink on the image just above the #tree. We had put in it small pile of other images titled “Not usable”.  So here it is now. Nice work Diego! Framed by Helga Voci, Diego’s widow since cancer took him in 1985.

How do you pronounce Voci (VOH-chee) click here to hear: https://youtu.be/_WUYmz0Jkc0

View how Diego captures everyday life:
https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/every-day-any-dayby-diegovocitm/

FOUND PAUL SIGNAC PAINTING NAZI LOOTED ART

Paul Signac, Quai de Clichy (date unknown). Courtesy of the German Lost Art Foundation.

A Paul Signac Painting Has Been Identified as Another Work of Nazi-Looted Art From the Gurlitt Trove
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/signac-gurlitt-trove-nazi-loot-1489642

The painting will be returned to the descendants of its original owner.

#$$ #REWARD:Diego Voci (VOH-chee) asks does anyone know where to find these stolen paintings: 
https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/reward-offered-diegovocitm/



#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/

#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