#Germany! Where is this Painting Now?

Don Quichote and Sancho Panza 60x80cm

This is a faded Polaroid of a internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85) painting titled: “Don Quichote and Sancho Panza” oil on canvas 60x80cm which was originally purchased about 1975 by Herr Schmalz.

The Diego Voci Project is seeking the whereabouts of Herr Schmalz and this painting.

Helga, widow of Diego, shared with us her memory “as far as I can remember Herr Schmalz was the director of the Canadian Officers Club in Baden Baden, Germany.”   

View additional examples of Don Quixotes painted by Diego Voci on #Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/don-quixote-diegovocitm/ 

HALF CENTURY OLD #LOBSTER PAINTING

Stilllife with Lobster

Diego Voci “Lobster” oil on canvas 70 / 80 cm 

This painting was valued at $550 over 50 years ago (a half century).  “Lobster” by internationally collected artist Diego Voci was given to the owners of Pizzeria FIRENZE in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

The Diego Voci Project has retrieved the original photograph of this painting.

Today, at FIRENZE, you can still view the many DIEGO artworks on the walls of the restaurant.  Search for Pizzeria FIRENZE and Diego Voci on Facebook!

Read more about the internationally collected artist Diego Voci on Artifact Collectors:

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page10.html#97229

 

 

#EASTER WISH COMES TRUE AT ST.PETERS BASILICA

whole Voci fam Enhanced and Cropped

62 years ago, Messina Arcangela, the Matriarch of the Voci family was treated to her long awaited religious wish to visit Saint Peters Basilica in Rome.  Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) is standing to the right of his mother Messina (the 3rd one in from the left).

Diego Voci’s family in Gasperina, Italy were devote Catholics, which shows up in Diego’s painting below titled “Procession“.

C45 Procession #93897 20 12 x 16 12

Diego Voci “Procession” #93877 20 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ oil on canvas

Visit www.diegovociproject.com to view & learn more about internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85)

Memories of Diego Voci by Widow Helga

The Diego Voci Project is gathering “everyday moments” of Diego.

We posted a series of questions on Artifact Collectors to help us learn more about Diego.  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page17.html#115141

Helga Voci in Germany, responded.  She is the widow of internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85).  Helga shares with us her behind the scenes life with Diego.

What would Diego say when he was smoking a cigarette? (2 packs a day, unfiltered)
“Diego said never anything when he smoked, he enjoyed his cigarettes, and he only got mad when me or somebody else would criticize for smoking so much. He smoked all over, in the house, in the car, at a friends’ house.”

DIEGO with cigarette in hand

Would Diego say anything after a first sip of wine? “Wine was fine for him, but he would never drink more than 1 or 2 glasses, after dinner only espresso and water.”

What would Diego say when he was frustrated with a painting? What would he do? Would he stop and say something or did he gesture a frustration?  “When Diego was frustrated with a painting he would put it aside and finish it later.”

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when a potential collector came thru the door?  “Diego was always friendly and very pleased when somebody would come through the door, a customer or just friend, he always liked to have guests in the house, we always said-we have an open house.”

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when Diego put down his paint brush and knew a painting was done?  “When a painting was done, he would put it away and it did not interest him anymore, he was only interested in a white canvas, so he could start again.”

Foto0120 Christiane Hauk (2)

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when he sold a painting?  “Diego did not get so much excited when he sold a painting, he knew he needed the money to pay the bills, but money did not really interest him, he wanted a good life, nice Restaurants, Holidays, good Hotels, pay his bills, the house, etc.  But he never was interested to shevel money, he did not care, as long as I had a comfortable life and Alessandra had everything she needed, everything was fine.”

What would Diego say over and over and over again to Alessandra?  “He always would say to Alessandra “Pallina mia” (little ball), he loved her very much, he would go to Italy once a year and buy beautiful dresses, coats and shoes in expensive boutiques for her, this was his biggest pleasure, he would buy everything what she wanted.”

DIEGO, Joy & Alessandra in St. Tropez, France 1977

Helga, what slipped into Diego’s voice to keep you calm, “quote” in his words? “To me he would say: Tutto bene (everything all right), non aver paura (don`t worry), and stai calma (be quiet, there are no problems).”

Diego__and_Helga

Diego Collectors, share your memories with us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

 

 

ONE #DIEGOVOCI PAINTING HOLDS SO MANY MEMORIES

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Tony and Stacie Westbrook share their #heartfelt #story of their Diego Voci painting title “Petit Village de Montague” and how this #painting holds many years of memories for them.

In Tony’s words:

My wife and I purchased this piece while living in Germany and serving with the US military around 1982.  We seem to recall that we purchased it at an art show probably held at the Officers Club in either Stuttgart or Heidelberg.  We were living in Heilbronn at the time.  Over the years we have collected many pieces of art – originals and limited prints – yet this piece (Petit Village de Montague) remains our absolute favorite.  It is a constant reminder of our time in Europe and what we took on as a very young married couple.  I am happy to say that after 37 years we are still very happily married and that this piece always gets the most prominent spot in the house.  It has been all over the United States and has been enjoyed by countless numbers of our friends.  Its simplicity, warmth, and mixture of color/contrast make it a wonderful piece to gaze at and enjoy for a lifetime.  This painting is one of my most prized processions and I will never part with it.

“Petit Village de Montague” as painted by Diego, represented all that we loved about out time in Europe while allowing our imagination to constantly explore who lived in village, where the village was, what the families experienced, endured, and enjoyed about their town.  The painting just brought forth positive feelings and thoughts which is what drew us to it.

This is one example of stories we receive from collectors of Diego Voci’s work of art.  The Diego Voci Estate dreams of one day to find a generous benefactor to sponsor a major museum exhibition… in the meantime take a tour of Diego’s virtual museum: https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

 

WHAT WOULD #DIEGO SAY?

“I am always learning, always painting, to fill a need… to express.”  Diego’s exact words.  We want and need more quotes!

First, thanks to Mara, Lars and Stephen for your comments that inspired by the life and art of our hero, Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).

Lars, we are so grateful you found Artifact Collector’s (see link http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page17.html#115141 ) and shared your story with the history your parents have in collecting Diego Voci’s works of art.

ACTION FOR HELP:

Lars, and everyone who knew Diego, we would like to know much more about your personal experiences with Diego every detail to include in the Diego Voci Archive™.  One thing we treasure is the exact words as Diego would express his thoughts from the mundane to the worldly view of the great philosophers; everything in his broken Italian accented English. We are gathering such quotes to publish on Wikiquotes.

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What would Diego say when he was smoking a cigarette? (2 packs a day, unfiltered)

Would Diego say anything after a first sip of wine?

What would Diego say when he was frustrated with a painting?  What would he do? Would he stop and say something or did he gesture a frustration?

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when a potential collector came thru the door?

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when Diego put down his paint brush and knew a painting was done?

What were the first words out of Diego’s mouth when he sold a painting?

What would Diego say over and over and over again to Alessandra?

Helga, what slipped thru Diego’s voice to keep you calm, “quote” in his words?

Lars, we hope you receive the message on Artifact Collectors “Antonio Diego Voci” thread.  When you sign in on a “Guest” post without registering with AC (it’s free to register when you do) we are unable to respond to you directly and you will not be notified when we respond back to you.*

We” is in reference to the all-volunteer Diego Voci Project to assist the Diego Voci Estate in cataloging all of Diego works of art and creating awareness for the Diego Voci Legacy™.  Helga is still living in Taunusstein, Germany near Wiesbaden.

*NOTE: To all Artifact Collector readers, please sign in.  90% of “Guest” entries get lost in cyberspace of the website, preventing further person to person communication.  Signing in allows use of AC personal messaging system (not available as a “Guest”).

 

 

#CUBISM SERIES BY DIEGO VOCI

When artists #GeorgeBraque, #Picasso, and #JuanGris created #cubistic #paintings it was often difficult even to the trained eye to identify which artist did the work. When Antonio #DIEGO Voci ventured into his cubistic mode he strived to be distinctively DIEGO.

Here are examples:

C5 Le Concert de Harliquin 1972 #660  23 34 x 32

Le Concert de Harlequins” 1970, 32″ x 23 ¾” , oil on canvas, signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

Spanish Table 27 25 x 19 34 Drawing Final

Spanish Table“, 27 2/5″ x 19 ¾”, mixed on paper, Signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

1st Email of Black and White Cubism Improved Image without Glass from CATSUP Heinz Bertram 26 May 2014

Ink on Paper“, 1985, Signed “DIEGO

Ink on Paper” is an important example historically because it was one of the very last works before DIEGO transitioned 3 days later. DIEGO drew this especially for what became his last exhibition, an open house at his residence the first week of December 1985. DIEGO remained upstairs in bed, too ill to personally attend.

Cubism - Christiane Hauk Genre Version

Cubism“, Signed “DIEGO” top Left hand corner, Private Collection (DIEGO was very generous giving away his art to people he was close to, for example this gift of a cubistic painting to Helga Voci’s sister.)

C71 NUDE cubism 1971 31 .5  x 23.75

Nude Cubism“, 1971, 31 ¾” x 23 ½”, oil on canvas, Signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube.  Check out http://www.diegovociproject.com

AC DV History #57 10/15/2011

#Figurative #Abstract… Where is this #DiegoVoci #Painting?

DIEGO Voci working

#HelgaVoci (widow of Diego) says DiegoVoci™ would hum the #theme from “#LoveStory” as he painted.

In the image above, DIEGO Voci at work in his home studio. Help! Can anyone identify the whereabouts of this DIEGO work in progress?

DiegoVoci on Google (click images) and #YouTube.  To purchase original DiegoVoci paintings, click on www.diegovociproject.com.

AC DV History #22 5/10/2010

SMALL #DiegoVoci™#PAINTING #SOLD $2500 BY #1STDIBS.COM

Abstract Composition IX with FrameAbstract Composition IX

Abstract Composition IX 24” x 20” Framed. Ca. 1965

#VIBRANT #mid-century #abstract by DiegoVoci™, a name that has been VACANT in the art world for over 40 years. The tables are turning for the #legacy of #DiegoVoci™. More and more DiegoVoci works of art are being discovered and DiegoVoci’s name is showing up on many #art #online #platforms.

DiegoVoci™ dedicated his #life to creating works art on all #genres and all types of medium. Here view a #glass #paint abstract work of art.

TIME TO BUY IS NOW!! To purchase original DiegoVoci™ works of art visit www.diegovociproject.com

To view the listing click 1stdibs.com 

ANOTHER STOLEN #DIEGO™ PAINTING!

Actually it was a #legal steal auctioned on April 30 2016 at a price way to low! Estimate was $300-$500 for this #gouache signed Diego Voci 30” x 25” framed.

Harlequin and Three Children Image

On the back “Harlequin” – (left) was written

Prof Diego Voci

No 947-UTT?

DM 600 PAID

DR SIEGEL MD

 

Helga Voci, Diego’s #widow thought the date of painting to be “time of #Naffouj Galerie or before”.  Actually it was not.  There were no paintings signed “Diego™” until Dr. Jawdat Naffouj and Joy Naffouj made a #contract, that’s when the “Diego” signature began.  This artwork was after Naffouj probably sold by Galerie Dahms. Our records at the DiegoVoci™ Archive notes Diego experimented with everything; cooked #glass paint, #sand based canvas and yes, #roller brush.  The Diego™ gouache was done circa 1973, a time when he experimented with a small roller brush, typical for painting walls.

“Three Children” is another roller brush example, signed Diego, Schwetzingen* 1973.

(*Their home/studio near Mannheim and Heidelberg).

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