A RARE DIEGO MOMENT CAPTURED…

…In 1972, 12 years after Helga Drössler was introduced to Diego in Paris at the famous artist filled café, Les Deux Magots.  Diego and Helga remain intimately connected with each brushstroke until his death in 1985.  In this great candid photo in his home studio in Schwetzingen, Germany, Diego had already painted over 1000 oil paintings on canvas with Helga.  Diego is intent and surrounded by all that he truly loved, his paints, brushes, a canvas and most importantly, his wife Helga.  (VOH-chee)    https://youtu.be/_WUYmz0Jkc0 
This letter was written by Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci. She sent this letter when she sent the photo of the two of them.

#RARE TO #FIND!

Diego Caricature for L Italian Show Sextet (517x800)

Diego Voci; Italian Poster was for Theater in #Italy  (shared by Mario Voci, Diego’s Nephew)

It would be extremely rare to find a signed #caricature by internationally collected artist Antonio “Diego” Voci, even though, he did thousands. And if he did sign, it would be some form of Voci through 1965.

Caricatures were a source of Diego’s quick money in his early years. Diego was known to complete 20 drawings in one sitting of only a couple of hours. Helga Voci, (Diego’s widow) was his constant companion for 25 years (1960 until his death in 1985).
Helga notes Diego’s caricature experience in her biography “Sometime later I found out that DIEGO was doing caricatures in American Officers Clubs in #France, #Germany and later on also in #London and #Spain. He did wonderful caricatures, it took him only a few minutes to do each one and people were crazy about them, they stood in line waiting for their turn. He made a lot of money with this” https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#43754

To own a Diego Voci Lithograph visit; https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-graphics-shopping

 

#Diego – Der Künstler und sein #Model

Der Kunstler und sein Model 32x24 selfportrait #73814

Diego Voci; “Der Künstler Sein Model Post” 32″ x 24″ oil on canvas #73814

When you need money, I go paint some”, common words from Diego to Helga. Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, shares some moments of Diego.

“Diego did not get so much excited when he sold a painting, he knew he needed the money to pay the bills, but money did not really interest him, he wanted a good life, nice Restaurants, Holidays, good Hotels, pay his bills, the house, etc. but he never was interested to save money, he did not care, as long as I [Helga] had a comfortable life and Alessandra [daughter] had everything she needed, everything was fine.”

The truth is if Diego could look down and see today;

The only things left for his widow and daughter at his death in 1985 were “some paintings and debts”. Helga at 78 with a daughter with Crohn’s Disease, is still working as a framer of other peoples’ art to meet expenses…
…THEREFORE, Helga is now offering the one piece dear to her heart she said she would never sell; The self portrait of Diego.

In this rare self portrait of Diego (Der Künstler und Sein Model, oil on canvas 32″ x 24″), surrounded by his love for art and his inspirations is offered on the Diego Voci Project website for 6000 Euros. Here is the link and explore the inspirations and intimacies of Diego Voci. https://www.diegovociproject.com/_p/prd4/4674134593/product/der-kunstler-und-sein-model