These colorful #muses are a testament to Diego’s comment about women:
“A man look at woman… this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god … who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman … that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like the skinny woman … that’s the way I build Venus.” DIEGO #VOCI, 1974
3 years ago, we the DIEGO VOCI PROJECT posted an exquisite artwork by Antonio DIEGO Voci asking “Where is it Now?” We heard nothing. So, I (Kami Cooprider) happened to see the Index Card which #Helga_Voci created to track #DIEGO’s sales over the years, shown below the true color image here: “Arlequin sur la Plage” by #DIEGO
I decided to search for the owner’s name on the card. Low and behold there was a man of the same name right nearby in Chula Vista, CA – just miles down the road from San Diego. Making a photocopy, I snail-mailed the images to Gene A. and gave him our DVP phone number! 2 days later the call came in. Gene was as surprised by our mail as we were to hear back from him. YES, he still owned this exquisite oil painting “Arlequin sur la Plage” and it graces Gene’s walls still today! And,he owns 2 more #DIEGO artworks!
Better still is the story Gene shared about how, while visiting with DIEGO, he noticed there was a trace of a figure on the wall on the left next to the #Harlequin:
So, Gene asked DIEGO to paint over it some before taking it home. Yet, here we are 40 years later and the figure is starting to slowly reappear according to Gene. The next day Gene sent an image of the back of the canvas – here you see it. DIEGO often painted over canvases and always said, “You don’t ask yourself what day do you have the idea… it grows from yourself.” – DIEGO Quote from Victoria Williams article 1974.
We’ll be featuring another of Gene’s DIEGO artworks soon! Keep an eye out for more . . .
CHECK OUT #Harlequins, #Alequins, and #Harlekins by Antonio DIEGO Voci:
The lesson learned Dear Reader! Keep your eyes open, for you also may find a cubistic masterwork by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (920-9185).
This Diego Voci example of cubism is museum worthy. The new owner states:
“We own two Diego Voci paintings. We are so happy that this project was started because we could never find any information on who our “Diego” was! We love our paintings and are not interested in selling. We were wondering if you (DVP) were interested in having photos of them for the projects’ catalogue? Please let us know. Thank you, Caroline & John”
Diego Voci; “Au Cafe” #1141-153 70x80cm oil on canvas. Originally purchased back in 1976 at PHV by a Craig Jolley.
Today we do not know where this painting is or who owns it. Any information would be greatly appreciated to help the mission of the DVP, to catalog all of Diego Voci works of art with the Diego Voci Estate Archive. https://www.diegovociproject.com/
This painting L’Arlequin Triste by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) was wrapped in packaging for 40 years (owned by the original owner of Talbert’s Kleine Galeria in Tacoma, WA.).
Days ago… this painting L’Arlequin Triste arrived to its new owner, packing material removed and looks as if DIEGO had just finished painting this piece.
From the archives of Helga Voci, she shares her words her travels with Diego during the 1980’s to the United States. “On that trip in 1980 we went to N.Y. and Philadelphia where Diego has family still today. We also went to Tacoma, Washington, where Diego had an exhibit in a gallery called – Talbert`s Kleine Galerie in Gig Harbor, WA. Then on to San Francisco, New Orleans, Albuquerque. And again we drove to Colorado Springs. Along the way, we visited with many American friends we had met in Germany. At several places, we had private shows. We both liked the United States very much.”https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#44298
To view additional paintings by Diego Voci in a similar style:
#Christie’s exhibition explores the art historical influences behind Dolce&Gabbana’s Alta Moda, Alta Gioielleria and Alta Sartoria collections. Established by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in 1985, Italian fashion brand Dolce&Gabbana is celebrated for its theatrical designs that incorporate luxurious fabrics, opulent embellishments and hand finishes. ‘Dolce&Gabbana has always drawn on culture, costume and art history for their designs,’ comments Flavia Lefebvre D’Ovidio, Old Masters Paintings specialist at Christie’s in London. ‘They pay homage to the past, whilst transmitting a sense of glamour, richness and opulence.’ Art Adorned (22 November to 3 December 2019) is a new exhibition at Christie’s in London that explores the enduring influence of the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo movements on Dolce&Gabbana’s Alta Moda, Alta Gioielleria and Alta Sartoria collections, their homage to luxury and Italian craftsmanship.
Diego Collector; Norm Hershfield shares his own personal experience with how he collected Diego artworks;
“I never really met Diego. I fell in love with his (Diego) paintings, when I saw them at Dino’s Restaurent (a favorite restaurant of Diego Voci’s Art Historian, Coop Cooprider) and the Ramsteiner Hof. I also frequented Herr Dahm’s Gallery in Wiesbaden for many years. I bought mine (Diego paintings) from the agent (Christine Khan) who sold them at the Ramstein Officer’s Club and at some of the bazaars.”
#Versatility was Diego’s #strength. View internationally collected artist Diego Voci on #Pinterest to see all the different genres Diego created each and every day of his life. https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/