Cindy and Norm Ferland share with the Diego Voci Project Team two of their three works by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee) 1920-1985.
“We talked about where he (Diego) gets his ideas for paintings. He (Diego) told me that he sees a person and maybe weeks or a month later he will paint that person in his interpretation. Also we talked about the still life he painted because I had one of those and he (Diego) said he had seen a pot of flowers and he just thought he would try to paint it.” – Norm Ferland
A Diego Voci drawing (D-5822041) in Acrylic and Pastel on board purchased in 1982-83 Ramstein Air Force base in #Germany.
Wiesbaden Germany is a city of culture and beauty. Tourists from all corners can be found walking and shopping on the famous Wilhemsstrasse. It is there that Siegfried Dahms displayed magnificent works by DIEGO in his luxurious gallery space.
Here are two pages from a 1979 catalog designed by Adolph Merkt, Taunusstein (the town where DIEGO’s widow Helga continues to live in the home where she and DIEGO lived and worked). The words are those of Herr Dahms.
“DIEGO creates works of art which are full of expression and timeless beauty, which deeply impress and fascinate people with its exceptional appeal, and instill the desire to possess.
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 immense that people gradually acquire more and more of his work. DIEGO buyers soon become DIEGO collectors.”
Happy #LaborDay! Go To The: #Market #marché #Markt #mercato #mercado
Internationally collected #artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) enjoyed the atmosphere of the open market in the many villages he traveled, the variety of people, the conversations, and capturing the stories from their eyes and their #faces, that he would later remember on canvas. (As shown here on faded polaroids provided by Diego’s widow, Helga Voci, she made these frames.)
“MARCHÉ DE FLEURS” was purchased by Captain Kuehn in March 1975. “MARKET DAY” was purchased by Ronald Harrington in April 1975. Where are they and their Diego’s now?
“This clown painted by the internationally collected artist Antonio “Diego” Voci, (1920-1985) was stolen in Otterbach, Germany in the early 1980’s from what was then my office.” https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc
“The Clown” (medium size painting) was for me the icon representing the depth of Diego the man. Study this painting. Feel the pathos. You’ll begin to know the magnetism to which certain addicted collectors such as me succumb.”
“As the authorized Diego Voci Historian (volunteer) for the Diego Voci Estate, (solely owned by his widow, Helga Voci), we are looking forward to the day a generous benefactor sponsors a Major #Museum Diego Voci Exhibition.”
Diego Voci; “Boys with Melon” #4802-068 oil on canvas 60x80cm
Captain Lambert originally purchased this painting in April of 1980 at Lahr, Canadian AFB in Germany. Then, it traveled . . .
NOW WE KNOW WHO OWNS THIS DIEGO !! “BOYS WITH MELON” FOUND AT LAST!
UPDATE: Diego VociAHAH! Kami Cooprider here! I came in this afternoon and saw this great post. It looked familiar. Voila! Carole Hackenbeck and her hubby Claude own it. Here is what she wrote to us late last year: “Hi, my husband is number 8 of a 10 children family. Number 7, his brother Michel was a major in the Canadian air-force and was stationed in Germany for a few years and he bought this painting! Unfortunately he died of a massive heart attack in September 1988 at the age of 39!! Our third son was born on September 30th 1988 which is the date of Diego Voci’s passing [Actual date of Death is August 10, 1985]!! His parents cherished this painting and when both were diseased the 9 siblings had a drawing to share the objects that everyone wanted and my husband won the painting which we love and reminds us of his closest brother!!!” and here is the Index card with Helga Voci handwritten info on Major Michel Lambert, Claude’s brother. Our Diego Voci Project Team will continue posting more of the the ‘lost’ paintings! Greetings from the DVP, Coop, Stephen Max and Lisa Camargo
#Diego ‘s love of food as an Italian, seems to capture people with their emotions and a relation to food. He loved to cook! He loved his wine. He loved his coffee! He loved LIFE!
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 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.”
The team at Diego Voci Project joins New Yorker and its chosen artist Kadir Nelson for this day of liberty in wishing one and all a Happy 4th of July.
Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) noted in Wikipedia embraced all peoples for his subjects. The evidence is in his thousands of oil paintings. Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images” to see the large collection Google has selected. The Diego Voci Project (DVP) is seeking to find and catalog the many hundreds of Diego Voci canvases scattered around the world. www.diegovociproject.com