“La #fille du #port” by #DIEGO

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.”

La fille du port Image from Tom w Frame Cropped 70x80cm 641-037

La fille du port” (Girl from the Harbor), Oil on Canvas, 70×80 cm, #641-037)

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 studioDiego 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”.La fille du port 3 Images in 1 for post 3 DEC 2017

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!

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/an-energizing-discovery/

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

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Who owns “Ragazza Di Campagna”?

Ragazza Di Campagna #641-032 60x80cm Cooprider

Diego Voci; “Ragazza di Campagna” #641-032 60x80cm oil on canvas

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/

 

#DIEGO VOCI “FACES SERIES” PART TWO

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

Group 2 Oct 21 2017

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: diegovociproject@gmail.com

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 THAT #PAINT THE SAME #SUBJECT IN VARIED MULTIPLE PAINTINGS!

Dorf au Menorca and Casa di Contadini

Dorf au Menorca” and “Casa di Contadini” (both oil on canvas)

“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

https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Leonardo-Da-Vinci-paint-3-paintings-of-the-same-person-La-Gioconda-La-Monalisa-and-the-Monastery-of-the-Prado

“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

CALLING ATTENTION to CLETA CALAG YANCY

The Diego Voci Project Team would like to know the whereabouts of this painting or anyone that knows of Cleta Calag Yancy.

Madchen mit Fruchten #5802-072 Cleta Yancy

Mädchen mit Früchten #5802-072, oil on canvas, 70 x 80 cm

This painting titled “Mädchen mit Früchten” sold to Cleta Yancy in August 8, 1980 in Nordenstadt, Germany right from Diego’s studio.

Contact The Diego Voci Project Team at diegovociproject@gmail.com with any information!

History Speaks “Two Clowns pre-1966 signed “D.Voci”

Clowns Female and Male Pete Paceley

Signature Clown Painting Male

D.Voci signature Pre-1966

Diego Voci Collector Pete Paceley has just sent the Diego Voci Project 2 fresh images.  He first reached out to Artifact Collectors four years ago in 2013 with:

“I have a pair of matching clown paintings (one male playing guitar, one female playing mandolin) signed D. Voci from Germany in the early to mid-1960s. Dimensions of each are approximately 10″ x 19″.  The gold paint is stunning — as if the paintings glow.  They were obtained through a relationship with an Italian restaurant. The owner’s name was Franco and his daughter was Daniella. Does anyone have any information on this connection?”

Helga Voci, widow of Diego, responded with:

The Restaurant Franco I knew, the owner was Franco, he was a friend of Diego, I think the Restaurant was in Kaiserslautern or nearby possibly Baumholder, Diego always displayed paintings there, since Diego`s has passed away I have no contact to him anymore, he had a German wife and a daughter (Daniella) our daughter Alessandra`s age.”

Pete responded back to Artifact Collectors with;

“That area of Germany for the restaurants sounds close — my dad was stationed in Baumholder. I think the restaurant name was Franco’s but I’m not sure. My mom may remember so I’ll check with her.  My dad bought the paintings and my mom gave them to me a few years ago. It could have been prior to 1965, we were in Baumholder 1962-1967.  Speaking with my mom, she remembered meeting Diego and his wife at Franco’s restaurant. She described Diego as very pleasant and friendly.”

 

Keep your eye for any Diego Voci paintings around the world, Help us find over 4000 paintings.  Contact diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit www.diegovociproject.com 

 

 

#DIEGO TAKES YOU TO THE #FRENCH COAST

Jeunes Filles a la Fenetre Eugene Pizzo Jr Front Index card

This masterly rendered canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) is titled Jeunes Filles a la Fenêtre (Young Girl at the Window).  It was purchased by Eugene Pizzo Jr. in Spangdahlem on August 7, 1980 for $940.  This is one of a few thousand Diego works (including drawings) still scattered around the world.

As a viewer you are hereby anointed as a scout.  Go hunting.  They could be anywhere in any country on a wall, under the bed, in a garage, in a yard sale, in a gallery, on eBay.  They are out there somewhere.  Help make Diego Voci history complete. diegovociproject@gmail.com

If you have this Diego Painting, contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com!

In September of 1980 at Galerie Dahms on the prestigious Wilhelmstrasse of #Wiesbaden, #Germany, someone unknown person paid 3,100 Deutsche Marks for this fairly large painting by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).

La Vendeuse de Cocombres 4802-056 front index card

La Vendeuse de Cocombres #4802-056 oil on canvas (English translation “saleswomen of melons”)

Helga Voci recalls, “The buyer may have been a German Doctor.”  No name is on the index card.  Siegfred Dahms owner of Galerie Dahms said this about Diego;

“DIEGO is one of the few artistic personalities whose paintings really appeal to people.  They understand, they get excited about and they really enjoy living with DIEGO’s art.   The beauty of his paintings and the desire of possession are often so immerse that people gradually acquire more and more of his work.  DIEGO buyers soon become DIEGO collectors.”

Learn more about Diego.  Take a virtual museum tour. https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

#Diego Drew Every #Waking #Minute

Brandon Katryna Benson recently posted this original drawing titled “Die Mutter bit Kind (Mother and Child)” for sale on eBay.

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The buyer of this exceptional drawing received the piece with glass that was completely shattered but fortunately after cleaning away all the shards of glass the drawing was unharmed.

Just a few years ago, the times have changed when no one knew who Diego Voci was on the internet and now paintings are frequently posted on various sites for sale and sold to new buyers of new generations.

In art, often the sign of a great artist is their ability to draw… and Joy Gibson Naffouj, the Canadian art dealer representing Diego during his art career … quoted…”Diego’s hand is so fast it disappears as you watch.”  Tony Voci, nephew of Diego, observed during his 1957 trip in Europe with his uncle… “Diego drew every waking minute“.

Drawing of this nature is done by Diego with certainty of line is complete in just a few minutes.

This Mother and Child subject matter is in memory of Diego’s trip to the Navajo Indians.

For more Mother and Child paintings and drawings visit https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/mother-and-child-by-diegovocitm-madonna-child/

 

 

EARLY DIEGO VOCI DISCOVERY UNVEILED!

Antonio Voci signature A Voci Blacksmith painting

Here is one of 3 paintings known to be sold by Schlossgalerie in Zurich, Switzerland; a period when Schlossgalerie in Zurich provided Diego (Voci) a studio (mid 1963-1964) where master paintings were created.

Mr. Buri owner of Schlossgalerie in Zurich during that time period sold Diego’s works under the name “Antonio Voci”.

This painting of a blacksmith was discovered by Susan Vogler Pinfold.  Susan sent this image to the Diego Voci Project and is referenced as “The Smithy” 57 ½” x 69″ oil on canvas.  This painting is signed “A Voci” and on the plaque the name is “Antonio Voci“.

To learn more about Diego Voci’s early life, visit Antonio Diego Voci on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci