“La #fille du #port” by #DIEGO

La fille du port” owned by Tom Frinta  and his wife Ena is best described in Tom’s own words,                                                                                                                                                    “La fille du port” is actually my favorite picture. I look at it several times a day. There is a very precious meaning. Her expression shows that poverty does not reduce the human values. Her face is still so beautiful and sovereign although she cannot afford a new dress.”

La fille du port Image from Tom w Frame Cropped 70x80cm 641-037

La fille du port” (Girl from the Harbor), Oil on Canvas, 70×80 cm, #641-037)

After connecting with Tom in March of 2015, the DVP found that not only did Tom share an exciting and clandestine adventure with “Diego” himself, this exquisite oil painting by Diego has a story of it’s own. To read about their “energizing” #adventure click on link at bottom of the WP post.

Circa 1973 Helga #Voci began keeping index cards of Diego oil #paintings, cards not found again until this year. Of recent DVP discovered 2 cards for the same painting. Coop has been the Diego Voci #Historian since #1973 and he and wife Patti continue to collect Diego #artwork and proudly display them with no intent to let go of any Diego artwork!

In 1974 Coop purchased“La fille du port” in Diego’s studioDiego later, on Christine Khan’s behalf, asked Coop & Patti for some of their Diego collection to keep Christine in business.  Since Coop let Patti choose a few, he had no idea which paintings were selected. Fortunately and unfortunately it ended up including the “La fille du port”.La fille du port 3 Images in 1 for post 3 DEC 2017

Once we made the connection of 2 Index cards selling the same painting the mystery was solved. Sold to Coop in 1974, it was resold to Tom in 1980, who proudly refers to Diego as his “close friend Antonio”.  “La fille du port” is in good hands with Tom and Ena.

Coop says “Tom has great taste”and that had he known Patti selecting this one          he’d have stopped her!

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/an-energizing-discovery/

Read more about internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-19-85) on Coop’s Wikipedia Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

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Who owns “La Partenza”?

La Partenza #361-460 50x60cm

Diego Voci; “La Paretenza” oil on canvas 50x60cm

This is an old faded polaroid of Diego Voci’s “La Partenza” purchased by Mrs. Donald Edmondson in 1976 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Where is this Diego Voci painting now?  Please contact diegovociproject@gmail.com with any information.

To learn more about Diego’s landscape paintings, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Gallery

 

Where is “Scena di Maroco” now?

Scena di Marco 361-480 Kibildis 50x60cm

Diego Voci; “Scena di Maroco” oil on canvas; 50x60cm

Back in 1976, at Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg, Germany, Anna Kibildis purchased this Diego Voci painting titled “Scena di Maroco“.

Who owns this painting now?  Where is this painting?

Our all volunteer team is cataloging all of Antonio Diego Voci’s works of art with the official Diego Voci Estate Archive. Any information on the whereabouts or owners of this painting, please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

To the see the trail of work visit, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

 

Where is “La Rentree des Paysans” now?

La Rentree des Paysans #651-297 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci;  “La Rentree des Paysans” 80x100cm oil on canvas #651-297 

This is an image of a faded polaroid taken of this painting over 40 + plus years ago.

Diego Voci, an “Artist of a Thousand Faces”!  Any information about this painting or owner, please contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

To learn more,   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci  

BOYS WITH MELON …WHERE IS THIS PAINTING?

Boys with Melon #4802-068 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci; “Boys with Melon” #4802-068 oil on canvas 60x80cm

Captain Lambert purchased this painting in April of 1980 at Lahr, Canadian AFB in Germany.

We have no information on whether Captain Lambert still owns this painting or the whereabouts.

Diego, love of food as an Italian, seems to capture people with their emotions and a relation to food.

To understand the creative nature of Diego, click here Antonio Diego Voci Biography Wikipedia   authored by Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973.

Contact the Diego Voci Project Team for any information on the painting or Captain Lambert at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

Update:

Diego Voci AHAH! Kami Cooprider here! I came in this afternoon and saw this great post. It looked familiar. Voila! Carole Hackenbeck and her hubby Claude own it. Here is what she wrote to us late last year: “Hi, my husband is number 8 of a 10 children family. Number 7, his brother Michel was a major in the Canadian air-force and was stationed in Germany for a few years and he bought this painting! Unfortunately he died of a massive heart attack in September 1988 at the age of 39!! Our third son was born on September 30th 1988 which is the date of Diego Voci’s passing [Actual date of Death is August 10, 1985]!! His parents cherished this painting and when both were diseased the 9 siblings had a drawing to share the objects that everyone wanted and my husband won the painting which we love and reminds us of his closest brother!!!” and here is the Index card with Helga Voci handwritten info on Major Michel Lambert, Claude’s brother. Our Diego Voci Project Team will continue posting more of the the ‘lost’ paintings! Greetings from the DVP, Coop, Stephen Max and Lisa Camargo 

Boys with Melon #4802-068 back of index card

An Impressionist Master…an Orphan!

Where is this painting now?  Who owns this painting?

The Diego Voci Project Team has no information on this painting, only a photo and nothing else except that it is an exceptional work of art.

Landscape Unknown

Diego Voci; Unknown Landscape

This is impressionistic landscape painted by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).  Learn more about the history of Diego and his artistic talents on Wikipedia;  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Contact us The Diego Voci Project Team at diegovociproject@gmail.com for ANY AND ALL information on this painting.

Memories of Menorca (1976) on Diego’s Birthday

Birthdays came and went in Diego’s world however one year Helga planned a special surprise.  Helga invited her parents, Christine Khan and her children, Alessandra was 2 years old at the time, and they all flew to an island off the south of Spain, Menorca.

They rented an apartment and to celebrate Diego’s birthday.  Friends and family gathered around the garden to celebrate Diego with lobsters and fun festivities.  Diego loved camaraderie and even played cards with the fisherman.

While there on Menorca, Diego captured ideas in his mind and here are two examples of sketches (one of 2 year old daughter Alessandra in the yard) were inspired by his birthday celebration.

Am Strand 66x80cm 1500 Euro Watercolor

 

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To learn more about internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) visit Wikipedia

Happy 97th Birthday Innocenzo! Who?

Why would someone change their middle name to “Diego“?  Google “Diego” and you get results for San Diego, Diego Rivera, Go Go Diego, children’s character.  Antonio Diego Voci changed his middle name to Diego.  Google Antonio Diego Voci, click on images and be amazed to view artworks by “Diego” Voci.

“#Diego” as he wanted the world to know him, rejected his birth middle name “Innocenzo”.  Being the youngest of three boys by fifteen years, that sweet little newborn was the picture of innocence (Italian: innocenza). Diego wanted to be seen as anything but innocent.  The family pet childhood name “Toto” was enough to bear. “Diego told me he never liked his middle name,” said Helga Drössler Voci, wife. “Innocenzo” is conspicuous by its official document absence in Diego’s life. Innocenzo was discovered only on his birth certificate (see below). After that it is “Antonio Voci” until 1976 when “Diego” is slipped into a government document.” – Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia 

1920 August VOCI Antonio Innocenzo Birth Certificate Gasperina, Italy Resized

“In 1976, the metamorphosis of Diego for his middle name was completed by Diego on at least one official document when he registered residence in Taunusstein (by Wiesbaden) at the time he and Helga purchased their first and last home and studio. The name is “Antonio Diego Voci”, finally official recognition of Diego on a government document” (see below)

1976 March 31 Taunusstein Residence Permit includes DIEGO name Resized

 

Where is this Painting Now… Le Retour des Champs?

Le Retour des Champs 50x70cm index card faded polaroid

Le Retour des Champs back of index card

Here is the back of the index card of the painting’s information from the original purchase back in 1980.  Any information on the whereabouts… the owner of this painting please contact the Diego Voci Project (DVP) at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

To learn more on Diego visit Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia site.

CELEBRATE BEING YOU!!

The team at Diego Voci Project joins New Yorker and its chosen artist Kadir Nelson for this day of liberty in wishing one and all a Happy 4th of July.

The New Yorker July 3 2017

Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) noted in Wikipedia embraced all peoples for his subjects.  The evidence is in his thousands of oil paintings.  Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images” to see the large collection Google has selected.  The Diego Voci Project (DVP) is seeking to find and catalog the many hundreds of Diego Voci canvases scattered around the world. www.diegovociproject.com