Rembrandt: An artist captivated with his own image. Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) was a fan of Rembrandt. Every now and them you can see the influence. Here is an example of “Little boy” with a impressionistic touch by Diego Voci.
Compliments of the Diego Voci Project Team https://www.diegovociproject.com/
“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
To view Diego Voci’s Etchings and Lithographs for sale visit: https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-graphics-shopping
“DiegoVoci™ was close to my dad and mom, Coop and Patti. I am one of their 6 daughters Gabrielle (Cooprider) Sillas. We were raised and schooled in Germany and met Diego several times while living there.
In September, 2015, I visited Germany and stopped in #Kaiserslautern, #Ramstein AFB, #Landstuhl, #Weilerbach, and Erfenbach where I lived – the last Cooprider home in #Germany.
While in Landstuhl I surprised Jawdat #Naffouj to say “Hello” at his Naffouj Gallery, where many DiegoVoci™ Collectors bought their Diego #artworks. I babysat Jawdat’s children Alia and Jabby when I was younger, so I saw Diego a lot – he even taught me card tricks.
Jawdat said, “I have something special to show you that your dad has never seen.” Jawdat took time to show me what he says is a ‘self-portrait’ by Diego done in #1955. What do you think?
Diego signed the painting in red “D Voci”. Jawdat told me it was one of his very “proud possessions” that he was sharing with me. He sees the oil painting as a very precious belonging and has no plans to let go of it! Joy (nee Gibson) Naffouj and Jawdat were the representatives who convinced ‘Antonio Diego Voci’ to only sign “Diego”, which he did from 1966 until his death December 10, 1985.
My dad, Coop, has been the DiegoVoci™ Historian since 1973. He wrote the “Antonio Diego Voci” biography for Wikipedia. When collectors from the 70’s contact him now, they mention an 8-page catalog – my dad made that, too(*). About the signatures, dad said in Diego’s earliest years he signed only a red ‘Voci’ often with a line under the red.” – Gabriella (Cooprider) Sillas
Send the DiegoVoci™Project your story. Did you meet Jawdat Naffouj? Siegfried Dahms? Joy Gibson? Christine Khan? Or did you meet Helga and Diego? What did Diego say? And do?
Send it to the DVP e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
(*) To see the 8-page Catalog go to Artifact Collectors: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43392
Dad & Kami posted it in May of 2010 when they started the DiegoVoci™ History Thread!
AC P of W #292 1/30/16
- #Bacon $142,857 per square inch
- #Eggs $388,250 each (package of 4)
On 1 July 2015, a 1975 Francis #Bacon “Self Portrait” 14” x 12” sold for $24 million at Sotheby’s, #Bacon priced @ $142,857 per inch.
Lucien #Freud “Four Eggs On A Plate” 4” x 6” at same Sotheby’s auction, sold for $1,553,027. #EGGS Priced @ $388,250 each
Others of note for same auction.
#Warhol 1964 Diptych 8 Flowers, silkscreen ink on canvas 14 ¼” x 14” sold $2,269,084. Price per flower is $283,635.
Eggs by Jean Michael #Basquiat priced (6) eggs at $1,475,296 per egg! (Lot 47 sold for $8,851,781)
Courtesy the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com on YouTube and Google.