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.
19 million viewers are telling their friends about this visually enriching emotionally touching musical of 2 artists. Who is Don McLean? Ever hear Perry Como or Elvis sing “And I Love Her So”? Or Roy Orbison sing “Crying”? How about “American Pie”. That’s only a portion of McLean musical artwork.
Also, here is a link to all of Van Gogh’s paintings on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/…/List_of_works_by_Vincent_van_Gogh
One of the artists, Christa Volkert-Vogel in Germany who met Diego several times on Diego’s travels to the #Schwarzwald (Black Forest) area, in this case #Offenburg. She not only loved Diego’s master artistry, Christa says “he greatly affected my art.” Christa purchased 5 DIEGO artworks, “La Lettura per il Teatro” (Reading for the Theatre), which she acquired on October 26, 1980, is shown here:
Christa remembers, “In my youth I had courses at the “Painters Vocational School” in Lahr, with several regional artists including Diego Voci, an internationally known artist and compelling contemporary painter. Thus a sound foundation was created that would help me in my future endeavors. After many years of making it my hobby, I studied art in 1998 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lahr. Years later I also taught there.”
(“In meiner Jugendzeit hatte ich an der Malerfachschule in Lahr, bei mehreren regionalen Malern sowie bei Diego Voci, einem überregional bekannten Künstler und überzeugenden Maler der Gegenwart, Kurse belegt. So wurde eine fundierte Grundlage geschaffen, die mir später zu einem Kunststudium verhelfen würde.”)
Christa also recalls one day that Diego was drawing several flower-themed artworks and says her own renderings were highly influenced from that one day forward!
Enjoy more of Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) masterpieces in the first DIEGO VOCI PROJECT deluxe coffee-table book: “The Beauty of Diego“
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GOOGLE “Diego Voci”. CLICK “Images” See just a part of #DIEGO’s world of art!
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.
“The #Artist of a Thousand Faces” Antonio Diego #Voci (1920-1985) internationally collected artist is mostly referred to as “Diego”. Although Diego’s versatility covered many #mediums, subject matters and #genres, the focus here in Part Three is in Diego’s mastery and #superior talent with #faces.
Diego #aficionados know from their own collections that #Diego created what appear to be #portraits of real people who posed – Diego actually did most from memory. Diego’s figurative #art includes the clear precision of the detailed features in faces. See more at #Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/
#Clowns were a sure seller for #Diego and #Helga (Diego’s widow). He thrived into #cultures in Zurich and Paris. Anywhere actually See some of the Clowns we’ve have uncovered. Above one of such clowns was sold to Mr. Beckett on 5 October 1975 in Heidelberg, #Germany. Where is it now?
Contact us with your #Faces by Antonio Diego #Voci – and read more about Diego at our DVP #Wikipedia #Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
“La fille du port” owned by Tom Frinta and his wife Ena is best described in Tom’s own words, “La fille du port” is actually my favorite picture. I look at it several times a day. There is a very precious meaning. Her expression shows that poverty does not reduce the human values. Her face is still so beautiful and sovereign although she cannot afford a new dress.”
After connecting with Tom in March of 2015, the DVP found that not only did Tom share an exciting and clandestine adventure with “Diego” himself, this exquisite oil painting by Diego has a story of it’s own. To read about their “energizing” #adventure click on link at bottom of the WP post.
Circa 1973 Helga #Voci began keeping index cards of Diego oil #paintings, cards not found again until this year. Of recent DVP discovered 2 cards for the same painting. Coop has been the Diego Voci #Historian since #1973 and he and wife Patti continue to collect Diego #artwork and proudly display them with no intent to let go of any Diego artwork!
In 1974 Coop purchased“La fille du port” in Diego’s studio. Diego later, on Christine Khan’s behalf, asked Coop & Patti for some of their Diego collection to keep Christine in business. Since Coop let Patti choose a few, he had no idea which paintings were selected. Fortunately and unfortunately it ended up including the “La fille du port”.
Once we made the connection of 2 Index cards selling the same painting the mystery was solved. Sold to Coop in 1974, it was resold to Tom in 1980, who proudly refers to Diego as his “close friend Antonio”. “La fille du port” is in good hands with Tom and Ena.
Coop says “Tom has great taste”and that had he known Patti selecting this one he’d have stopped her!
Read more about internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-19-85) on Coop’s Wikipedia Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
This is an old photo of Diego Voci’s “Ragazza Di Campagna” which was purchased in 1974 by Coop Cooprider and then resold late 1970’s. Coop was asked by Diego back in late 1970’s,“Can you let go of any of the paintings that you bought from me to resell because we are low in product?” Coop said “Yes” and this is particular painting was one of them.
Anyone know of the new owner or where this painting is now please contact the Diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com
To view the versatility of Diego Voci in his artistic talents, check out! https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/paintings-in-the-spotlight-diegovocitm/
“The Artist of a Thousand Faces” Antonio Diego #Voci (1920-1985) internationally collected artist is mostly referred to as “Diego”. Part Two, much like Part One, reflects the exquisite mastery of Diego’s versatility. Unknown to many Diego #aficionados he created what appear to be ‘portraits’ of real people who posed – Diego actually did most from memory. Diego’s figurative #art includes the clear precision of the detailed features in faces shown in Part One of the “FACES SERIES” (click on link at bottom of post).
Diego mastered #figurative, #abstract, #cubism, and fantasy faces such as clowns. Having traveled to the #Southwest of US in 70’s and early 80’s Diego was fascinated by #Native Americans, one shown here: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/?s=FACES&submit=Search
Having traveled throughout Europe and Morocco, Diego was also inspired by the indigenous people – again creating all from memory. Children were also depicted in various styles by Diego. Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, kept #Polaroids. The faded and definitely not as vivid as what you may have on your walls (or wish to have on your walls?) Diego loved life and lived to paint. In his words,
“I must to paint. To me is important the white canvas. On the canvas I begin again. This is my life.”
Many more faces to come – and not only here – we have many more social media outlets like YouTube, #Pinterest, Facebook, and more! Search GOOGLE “Diego Voci Project”, you’ll find Diego’s bio on Wikipedia, too. Written by Coop #Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian, since 1973, you’ll be amazed at Diego and his art! The DVP has archived more than 1,000 of his works. A couple more 1,000 to go! Send us your Diego art – or let someone you know that owns a “Diego” to contact us on our
Diego Voci Project at our website: www.diegovociproject.com
OR via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is just one of more than 15 videos on #YouTube created by Stephen #Max, who owns almost 30 Diego artworks and several others have more than a dozen). Enjoy:
Take a Virtual Museum Tour to see more genres, styles, and subject:
“Artists often paint multiple paintings of the same subject. #Picasso painted numerous paintings of Dora Maar and Marie Therese, Edward #Hopper used his wife, Jo, in most of his female subjects in paintings, #Bonnard also painted his wife in numerous paintings, Andy #Warhol did quite a number of Marilyn print, the same image but altered, #Monet painted dozens of haystack paintings, and multiple views of the Rouen Cathedral.” Kathleen Grace, Artist, Art consultant, Instructor, former Museum Educator, Gallery Curator
“It’s quite common for an artist to paint a subject that you like working with in varied multiple paintings.”
#DIEGO (Antonio Diego Voci 1920-1985) was one of them! Here are two examples (above) of a similar landscape where Diego captured a similar feeling and essence in these two works.
For more historical information on Diego, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci