ANOTHER #HIDDEN #GEM IN DIEGO’S #MAILBOX

Clown for TWITTER Newsletter Post 2 NOV 2018 KC

Diego Voci; “Clown” with Frame 38″x 22″ oil on canvas

Gerald Basinger shares;

“I only recently was aware of your DIEGO VOCI project and would like to contribute my experience.

I was stationed with US Army 16th Aviation Bn. in Nellingen W. Germany from 1968-1970 and became acquainted with Diego at the Officers Club at Patch Barracks where he had one of his art exhibitions. Although he did not have a Clown painting there, I had seen his work with that subject elsewhere. Since I was making a driving trip vacation to Paris from my military accommodation near Stuttgart and he was living close to the route I would be driving I contracted for him to paint a CLOWN (Oil on canvas).  I do not recall the specific name of his location where he was living.

Anyway, the experience of going to his place, in the summer of 1970, and watching him start from a blank canvas and over a 2 hour time period to see his amazing, actually incredible, speed and skill with the brush was something I will never forget. I am not kidding that at least 4 or 5 different times he could have said I am done and I would have been just thrilled with what I saw. But he would say “I want to work on this a bit” and a new and different clown would appear. Be it a hair change, a different necktie, a change in the eyes, or mouth. What a genius. Because I returned to the USA in October 1970 I had no other contact with Diego.

However, I have had numerable favorable comments over the years with that piece of art in my homes. With regards”

Visit Diego Voci’s Clown Board on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/clowns-diegovocitm/

#RINGING IN #MAJOR #SALES

#Sotheby’s $146 Million #Contemporary #Art #Auction Reaffirmed the Deep Pockets of #London’s Summer Season!

Work by Peter Doig, Henry Taylor, and Cecily Brown proved there is an abundant appetite for coveted art in #London, even during vacation season.

 

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Peter Doig’s Daytime Astronomy (Grasshopper) (1998-99), est. £6 million to £8 million, sold for £7,674,400. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

To Read more; https://news.artnet.com/market/sothebys-backs-june-in-london-with-strong-146-million-contemporary-art-sale-1309871 

Prices are heating up for Diego Voci; go to Acquire Originals on Diego Voci Project to view recently SOLD items! https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-originals