DIEGO VOCI #ART TREASURES POP UP AGAIN!

Tom Catron, at an auction last year in Marion, South Dakota, was initially “struck by the Diego FISCHER painting”, decided to bid, and suddenly owned his first Diego artwork!  Noticing just shortly after his winning bid Tom saw 3 other Diego Voci oil paintings pop up! Tom recently wrote the DVP that he “ended up buying all 4 that were available.”  Here are the Diego art treasures shown together:

CATRONs 4 TREASURE FINDS TOGETHER for POST 6 APR 2018

“Fischer”                            “Alltag”                            “Clown for dem Zirkuszelt”            “Grouping”              All by ANTONIO “DIEGO” VOCI (1920-1985)

We will feature Tom’s auction finds here individually with all of the details to follow – for you to appreciate their essence, brush strokes, hues of color and a unique touch or two.

Some of you recall that the DIEGO VOCI PROJECT (DVP) got its start thanks to Mary Trimmins on ARTIFACT COLLECTORS 10 years ago? Mary’s post drew names like Colonel Steve Snow (“formermil”), Christiane Hauk, Mary Helfrich, Detlev Albrecht, Stan Wilcox, Stephen Max and a few scarce other DIEGO fans to this AC thread.

Tom Catron recently found the AC thread, “registered as a member”, which then prompted AC to send us a message! Unfortunately, “Guests” galore who have not registered are still lost in AC CyberSpace.

Now, the DVP has a number of social media outlets for new and seasoned DIEGO aficionados to show off their masterpieces! WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.  And, now when you Google “DiegoVoci”, click “Images” you’ll see Google’s selection for its own DIEGO gallery! The all-volunteer DVP team has cataloged each one of the artworks in the only officially authorized Diego Voci Estate Archive!

Tom’s treasures shown above were taken as straight-on squared images, no flash (daylight is often better if not too bright). He sent measurements to reflect the actual canvas size without the frame, most easily measured from the back of the artwork. In the above images we have cropped the frames. Images with frames though can highlight the genre or theme as intended by DIEGO and/or the collector; also, frames can give us an idea of when DIEGO put his hands, eyes, and soul to the canvas in front of him.

Last, the DVP can also learn from the images of the backs – many have written information, stamps, or other markings; as well as the construction of the frame itself can be helpful. We’ve even been lucky to see dedications by DIEGO the artist himself.

Keep a lookout like Tom did! Find your own DIEGO art treasures. The DVP has shared several stories over the years of such DIEGO discoveries. And, there are so many more worldwide yet to be found. One was even found this year in #Lithuania!

We want to hear about your story! diegovociproject@gmail.com

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#DIEGO AND #DEGAS

Two Great Artists with a Deep Love of #Horses

Worldly acclaimed Edgar Degas (1834-1917) and Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) both equine illustrators exemplar.  Examples of Diego’s compilation of horses is the first set and Degas is the second set of image.

Horse Compilation by Diego

Degas Horses Collage

The purpose of including 2 images (positioned in the center in the first set) by Diego is to find them today so we can bring their provenance up to date.  If you see them, contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

All we know to date is the top center one was posted on Artifact Collectors by Nadja, we believe in Germany.  And the bottom center image was purchased originally by Col. Harrington back in 1975.

#DiegoVoci’s “THE WHITE HORSE” HAS TRAVELED THE WORLD

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The White House, #683 80x60cm oil on canvas

The Provenance is the source of credibility to the life of a painting.  The White Horse by Diego Voci began with Diego himself and then was placed into the hands of Naffouj Gallery in Germany, Diego’s representation at the time during the 1960’s (often identified by the wood wedges which Diego used during the Naffouj time period).  The White Horse traveled back to Diego’s hands in the 1970’s (as it was placed in a frame that Diego’s wife, Helga Voci, made for the piece).  The painting in 1973 was in an exhibition in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the famous Broadmoor Resort sponsored and hosted by Dr. Ogden Brown Family.  After the exhibition, The White Horse traveled back to Diego’s hands in Germany then flew to Edmonton, Canada in 1981.  Stephen Max acquired the painting as Diego’s representor for Canadian collectors in his Gold Crest gallery.  The White Horse was purchased by art collectors Giselle and George Dean of Edmonton, AB, Canada.. where it has been ever since..

To learn more search “Diego Voci” on Google and YouTube.

AC P of W #278 6/10/2015