CURATE YOUR CURIOSITY An Artistic Wonderland awaits all visitors to The Diego Voci Project where we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Diego’s birth (August 10th). This year marks the 100th year since the Master’s birth in Gasperina Italy. This summer set your sights on a Diego experience. From Masterpieces in oil to Tempera and Watercolour, there’s plenty of faces to discover. In recognition of this once in a lifetime occurrence we are creating a book titled Diego The Artist of a Thousand Faces. Enjoy the celebration and this new video from Stephen Max
From the collectors of this Diego Voci work of art, Don and Becky Fry share their history with Diego and Helga Voci;
“We have very fond memories of meeting Diego and Helga. Our first, “Donna con Bambino” was purchased at the Patch Barracks Offier Club during a baazar which we always frequented. In the 1970’s there wasn’t much to do for a young family. We were in our mid 20s. We did meet Diego and Helga. After his (Diego’s) death we traveled to his home and met with Helga. We also met Christine Khan (one of Diego’s Representatives and a dear friend to Helga) several times. We returned to Germany in 1984 and immediately wanted to purchase Diego’s work. We took a family trip from Kitzingen to Wiesbaden AB purchased a couple of Diegos. After 1985 we purchased a couple others. I acquired the Poster from the Education Center at Larson Barracks where I was stationed.”
From the Diego Voci Project, we thank, Don and Becky Fry for sharing their memories of Diego Voci. Their words only highlight what most Diego Voci collectors share in common is the the potato chip phenomenon (once you buy one Diego you end up purchasing more).
An extraordinary video created by Stephen Max (volunteer for The Diego Voci Project). Go behind the scenes in Antonio Diego Voci’s (VOH-chee 1920-1985) studio. Each day when Diego painted was always a mystery as to what he would create because his skills and talents were outside the bounds of one style.
“Each movement had its great masters, but there are very few who could create art unconfined by a single style like Diego.” – Christopher Voci.
Diego Voci; Paintings (unknown Collectors or Titles to works)
These images come from a #box of #photos that Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci, sent to us from #Germany.
One by one, members of (The Diego Voci Project) post these images on #social #media with the hope to locate the whereabouts of these #lost paintings. With a #vacuum of no information from 1985-2007, all 4000 #oil #paintings by Diego Voci were out in the world somewhere.
Collectors who purchased from Diego before he passed away (in 1985) were enamored by the #magnetism of Diego and his works.
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?”
It is well known in art history that Amadeo #Modigliani in his lifetime (1884-1920) had only one gallery solo exhibition, which was shut down by the police the first day. According to one source, #Modigliani painted 354 oil paintings before he early death.He died poor.The last sale of a #Modigliani this month (May 2018) sold for $157 million.
#VanGogh painted, by one estimate, 900 oil paintings and never had a gallery solo exhibition and sold only one painting in his self-chosen-short-lifetime (1853-1890).He died poor. The last #VanGogh sold for $81 million at Christie’s in November 2017.In 1990, a #VanGogh went for $130 million.
Internationally collected artist Antonio #Diego Voci was born the year #Modigliani died (1920-1985), #Diego Voci had several one-man exhibitions, painted about 4,000 oil paintings in his lifetime and sold most of them to collectors from all over the world.“The Diego Voci Project” has been searching since 2009 to find them and catalog them for historical purposes.Link: https://www.diegovociproject.com/
Here is the newspaper write-up in Germany about #Diego’s final exhibition.He died of lung cancer 43 days later on August 10, 1985.