WHILE #BLM IS THE NEWS, SO ARE SUCCESSFUL BLACK ARTISTS

Black Artists and Gallerists on What a More Inclusive Art World Would Look Like

In Boston, the intersection of Washington and State Streets is sacred ground. In Sanford, Florida, the intersection of Retreat View Circle and Twin Trees Lane is sacred ground. In Minneapolis, the intersection of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue South is sacred ground.

THE #JOURNEY OF “L’ARLEQUIN TRISTE” BY #DIEGO UNFOLDED

Diego Voci; “L’Arlequin Triste” oil on canvas #5812-174

This painting L’Arlequin Triste by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) was wrapped in packaging for 40 years (owned by the original owner of Talbert’s Kleine Galeria in Tacoma, WA.).

Days ago… this painting L’Arlequin Triste arrived to its new owner, packing material removed and looks as if DIEGO had just finished painting this piece.

From the archives of Helga Voci, she shares her words her travels with Diego during the 1980’s to the United States. “On that trip in 1980 we went to N.Y. and Philadelphia where Diego has family still today. We also went to Tacoma, Washington, where Diego had an exhibit in a gallery called – Talbert`s Kleine Galerie in Gig Harbor, WA. Then on to San Francisco, New Orleans, Albuquerque. And again we drove to Colorado Springs. Along the way, we visited with many American friends we had met in Germany. At several places, we had private shows. We both liked the United States very much.” https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#44298

To view additional paintings by Diego Voci in a similar style:

THE #GOLD RUSH OF ’49

Fortune was there 165 years ago for those who searched.

Another opportunity exists today!! Over 3,000 more artworks by the internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO Voci (VOH-chee) are waiting to be discovered. They could be anywhere. The original owners who hoarded them for decades are dead or getting closer. The dozens of Diego oil paintings that each collector owned are suddenly appearing in the strangest places, and at unbelievably low prices. Here is an example of two hidden gems wonderfully rendered, found online at a local #Goodwill auction site.

The new owner, Ron Brack Jr. wrote; “I purchased them from the online Goodwill auction in Tacoma, Wash., I paid $10.00 for the pair. The first painting is labeled D-108929. Diego. Mann mit Müte. The second painting is marked D-108928. Diego. Mann mit Bart. This is not written on the paintings themselves but on a cardboard holding the paintings in the frames. The dimensions are 5 1/16″ x 7″ for both, and that is out of the frame.”

Before you begin your search;

Many of the prospectors for gold were shocked to find their new found metal was “fool’s gold”, not the real thing.

To recognize the real thing in a Diego artwork examine his style and his signatures. Mostly Diego. But in earlier works it could be A.Voci, D.Voci, or just Voci.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Gallery

When you find your treasure, contact us diegovociproject@gmail.com. We are archiving this master artist’s works as he is being rediscovered by art aficionados everywhere. The values will soon substantially increase as a new generation grabs up the available supply. Diego died in 1985. There won’t be more.

Mann mit Bart 5 116 x 7 D-108928

 DiegoVoci™ Mann Mit Bart

Mann mit Mute 5 116 x 7 D-108929

DiegoVoci™ Mann Mit Mute

AC P of W 3/3/2014 #188