LOST PAINTING! WHERE IS IT?

Bauerin Mit Kind #251-209 Mrs. Nugteren 1975 50x40cm

Diego Voci; “Bauerin Mit Kind” #251-209 oil on canvas 50x40cm 

Last known owner was Mrs. Nugteren purchased in 1975 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Any whereabouts or information on this painting, please contact diegovociproject@gmail.com

To learn more about Diego Voci; Artist of a Thousand Faces; https://youtu.be/zX4XExOXZLY and explore The Beauty of Diego: http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

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HAPPY 98TH BIRTHDAY DIEGO

Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee) https://youtu.be/_WUYmz0Jkc0, the youngest of 3 brothers was born Antonio Innocenzo Voci on 10 August 1920 in the mountainous region near Catanzaro, Italy, in the small village of Gasperina, Born to be an artist.

1920 August VOCI Antonio Innocenzo Birth Certificate Gasperina, Italy (2)

“Diego” was the nickname in the artist’s adult life. He shunned his middle name “Innocenzo”. His family called him “Toto” as a child he signed his works VOCI through 1965. Thereafter “Diego”.

Diego lived up to the title of his 3-page biography “This Artist Is A Lion” that appeared in the May 1974 TV Guide. “His course mane of black hair jutting out drastically behind him, DIEGO is the image of his zodiac symbol – the lion.” https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43393

Diego’s voices came thru his art and over the years became the “Artist of a Thousand Faces” and “Master of the Surreal”. To view the book, “Beauty of Diego” http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

Link to August Newsletter; Celebrate Diego’s Birthday. https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?u=cb3fa199216c4f48823999e03&id=3f77539409

CARICATURE ART IS AN ART FORM

A picture is worth a thousand words”.

Caricature art can be funny. Caricature art can be biting. Caricature art can be influential.

This exceptional caricature artist is generously rewarded by New Yorker Magazine for making President Trump look foolish; talented art that effectively reflects the magazine’s political bias. The extreme can become a turn-off too many.

New Yorker and Diego's Father in Law image

Although Diego avoided politics, his caricatures were exceptional.
Diego used caricature art not only to get quick money, but moreover to study people’s faces that would eventually appear by brush and paint on canvas.*

*To view “The Beauty of Diego” book click here: www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

FIRSTIMER PREPARES FOR #DELMAR #RACETRACK OPENING DAY

Jeune Fille avec Chapeau #1091-997 Milan Krofh 80x60cm

Diego and Del Mar never met each other. Not really. But the hat would qualify for opening day at Del Mar Racetrack. Diego rarely used a model, relying on memory. This painting by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) was purchased in Heidelberg, Germany on June 10, 1979 by Milan H. Krofh.

Where is Milan Krofh now? Where is this Diego painting today? We are searching the world to find and catalog all of some 4,000 oil paintings by Diego (Some are signed VOCI in his early years).
See More: “The Beauty of Diego” in a 140- page prestige coffee table book you can purchase. Link: http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

THE #MARKETPLACE IN TINY #FRENCH VILLAGE

 

Le Marche #361-462 Alain 60x80cm. 1976

Diego Voci; “Le Marche” 80×60 cm, oil on canvas

Major Alain who may be Canadian.  Anybody know of him or this Diego he bought in September 1976?

View the 140 pages of the first deluxe coffee table book “The Beauty of Diego“, published by Stephen Max, also Canadian, one of the DVP’s all volunteer team!

We can be reached at diegovociproject@gmail.com

 

 

La Fille du Port and the “Artist of a Thousand Faces”

La Fille du Port 8802-084

Diego Voci; La Fille du Port; oil on canvas #8802-084

We leave it to the viewer to interpret this wonderful canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85).

Who owns this painting?  The Diego Voci Project Team presently is cataloging all of Diego Voci’s works of art into the Diego Voci Estate Archive.  Email us images and any information to diegovociproject@gmail.com.

To view the “Beauty of Diego” book published by Stephen Max, visit http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

#COCO #CHANEL on #PASSION. . .

COCO Chanel FORBES Image and Quote POST 7 MARCH 2016

Courtesy – FORBES and DiegoVociProject.com

Read DiegoVoci™ Quotes and more about the passionate artist who also designed #Fashion at:

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43393

View DiegoVoci™ Art at: www.diegovociproject.com

Questions or Comments? Write us: diegovociproject@gmail.com

THE #WOMAN BEHIND THE #MAN

#MAX AND #DiegoVoci™ PART FIVE

This letter (below) was the seed that led to Stephen & Wendy Max representing DiegoVoci™ from 1981 to 1985. 

 Taunusstein, June 17, 1980

 

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Max,

We hope your trip back to Canada was alright and your painting arrived safely.

Last week we bought our tickets and if nothing unexpected happens we will be arriving in New York on July 10.

Somebody arranged an exhibit in the Officer’s Club in Washington D.C. for Diego on July 12 and 13, therefore we will be going to directly to D.C.  We are planning several exhibits and private parties on our way to the West and will be in Washington State around the 25 of July. We will stay there with our friends in Gig Harbor for several days, they are also planning an exhibit in their gallery and in the Officer’s Club.

I think it is not too far from away from Alberta by plane and we could perhaps fly over to you for 2 days.  Do you know people who would be interested in seeing Diego’s paintings?  Do you think you could arrange a small painting party in your home?  Please write us as soon as possible, so we can organize everything.  We know that Canadians like Diego’s paintings very much and I think that Diego could be quite successful in Canada.

We are waiting for your early reply and in the meantime we remain.

With best wishes.

Helga and Diego

Drawing of Helga 30 x 22  mixed media ca. 80's original

Drawing of Helga Voci

THE #WARMTH OF #SPAIN

#Max and #DiegoVoci™ PART FOUR 

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Scene Espagnolewas purchased through Diego’s home in June of 1976.

“During our tour in #Europe we spent many wonderful #vacations and traveled throughout #Spain. It was during these vacation trips we came to appreciate the vibrant #culture and #beauty of the #Spanish people. When we saw the painting “Scene Espagnole” we understood immediately that it reflected our own feelings of the beauty of #Spain.

 Diego’s ability to articulate the #life of people through his #art is unparalleled.

We not only have our own memories of Spain, we appreciate a constant visual reminder of these memories through this #painting and Diego’s art. It was 1976 during our final visit to #Diego’s home in #Schwetzingen we instantly developed a deep appreciation for “Scene Espagnole”. We had by this time, in preparation for our repatriation, converted all of our funds to #Canadian #Dollars and transferred our finances to #Edmonton. Diego’s extraordinary insight and sensitivity focused like a laser beam on our situation and our attraction to this painting. Understanding this, Diego gave us the painting without deposit, simply on our promise we would pay for it on our return to #Canada.

When a few years later I had the opportunity to discuss his trust in me with this painting, I asked Diego what he would do if I hadn’t paid him as I promised, to which he immediately replied, in his playful good natured way  “I would have come to Canada and killed you”.

 

To view quotes by Helga and more information on this painting, visit this link

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page3.html#58927

 

#Pissarro #painting looted by #Nazis and owned by the #University of #Oklahoma to return to #France

A painting by Camille #Pissarro “Shepherdess bringing in sheep” will return to a #Jewish family in #France whose art collection was looted by the Nazis in #1941, a lawyer who led the negotiations said.

Pissarro Shepherdess and Diego Der Mrkt
The #University of #Oklahoma will give back “La bergere rentrant des moutons” — or “Shepherdess bringing in sheep” — to #Holocaust survivor Leone Meyer, her New York lawyer Pierre Ciric told AFP about the restitution agreement signed Monday.

Meyer is the adoptive daughter of late businessman Raoul Meyer, who was co-owner of the French retail company that owns the upscale department store chain #Galeries #Lafayette.

He deposited his art collection in a vault at the bank Credit Commercial de France in 1940 before the Nazis seized it during their occupation of France.

Pissarro completed “Shepherdess bringing in sheep” in 1886. (In the top image)

#Corot influenced Pissarro and Pissarro had an influence on many generations, one being DiegoVoci™.

(In the below image) is a DiegoVoci™ titled.  “Der Markt”.  Search DiegoVoci™ on Google and YouTube.