Helga Voci, widow of internationally collected artist, Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) found this untitled photo in Germany and sent it to us, the Diego Voci Project in San Diego. We have nothing of the history for this excellent cubistic work so we thought we’d have some fun giving a title to it.
The first one given is: “What Happened to My Second Breast?”
Why would someone change their middle name to “Diego“? Google “Diego” and you get results for San Diego, Diego Rivera, Go Go Diego, children’s character. Antonio Diego Voci changed his middle name to Diego. Google Antonio Diego Voci, click on images and be amazed to view artworks by “Diego” Voci.
“#Diego” as he wanted the world to know him, rejected his birth middle name “Innocenzo”. Being the youngest of three boys by fifteen years, that sweet little newborn was the picture of innocence (Italian: innocenza). Diego wanted to be seen as anything but innocent. The family pet childhood name “Toto” was enough to bear. “Diego told me he never liked his middle name,” said Helga Drössler Voci, wife. “Innocenzo” is conspicuous by its official document absence in Diego’s life. Innocenzo was discovered only on his birth certificate (see below). After that it is “Antonio Voci” until 1976 when “Diego” is slipped into a government document.” – Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia
“In 1976, the metamorphosis of Diego for his middle name was completed by Diego on at least one official document when he registered residence in Taunusstein (by Wiesbaden) at the time he and Helga purchased their first and last home and studio. The name is “Antonio Diego Voci”, finally official recognition of Diego on a government document” (see below)
This large #DiegoVoci™ painting “Poor People” was one of two paintings on raw #burlap commissioned by Joy and Jawdat Naffouj. Joy lives in #Canada. Jawdat still operates a #gallery in Landstuhl #Germany. He has severalDiegoVoci™ #lithograph editions available that he published in the 1970’s.
“Poor People” 39 ½” x 47 ½”
“Poor People” has never been displayed since completed 50 years ago. It now resides in the Private Collection of Coop Cooprider in San Diego. He can be reached at DIEGOVOCIPROJECT@GMAIL.COM.
Many dozens of DiegoVoci™ images have been chosen by #Google. To see what they select search DiegoVoci™, then click IMAGES.
Courtesy of the all volunteer Diego Voci Project Team
“The Fisherman’s Miraculous Catch” (painting top right hand side) still remains in The Cooprider personal DIEGO collection (130 x 90 cm). Oil on texture of a sand based canvas. This painting has been in The Cooprider’s collection for over 40 years.