Stephen Max This month while browsing through some of the old 35mm slides from Helga Voci shoebox collection, I discovered and restored a 35 MM slide of this beautiful painting by Diego™ titled La Fille du Port. The only information I have from the slide is the title and size (70 X 80 CM).
If anyone knows additional details about this painting including its current owner and location please let us know by email so we may add to the Diego Voci Project Archive with information updates. View this virtual gallery: https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM
Helga Voci, (widow of DIEGO Voci) shares the behind the scenes in these photos of DIEGO.
“These 2 photos were taken in Diego’s studio in Taunusstein, Germany sometime in the 80’s. This was his easel and the place where he spent most of his time.”
Versatility was Diego’s strength. Driven to experiment in every genre while remaining distinctly DIEGO.
Click on YouTube Diego Voci to view more behind the scenes of DIEGO!
Mädele am Hafen was sold to Maj. and Mrs. Angel Herrera in Heidelberg by P. Precher June 8th 1980.
Will the present owner please contact the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com
To view “Each movement had its great masters, but there are very few who could create art unconfined by a single style like DIEGO.” by Chris Voci.
A #child touches #Salvador Dali’s #tombstone inside the Teatre-Museu Dali (Theatre-Museum Dali) in #Figueras on July 18, 2017 ahead of the exhumation of the artist’s remains. The remains of the world-famous #surrealist, who is buried in his #museum in Figueras, in northeastern #Spain, were ordered exhumed after a woman who claims to be his #daughter filed a paternity claim.
For more information: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/health/salvador-dali-exhumed-bn/index.html
Content below is from page 5 of 8, 1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.
A witty, gracious, confident man, DIEGO does not hunger for success. He tells those who wish to exploit him, “You want to make me something in the sky with wings…go ahead. You want to make me famous… go ahead. But this is not my life.”
Painted by DIEGO for Naffouj Gallery “Death in Battle” 1969 47 ½” x 36 ¼” oil on burlap
“A man look at woman…this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god… who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman… that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like skinny woman… that’s the way I build Venus. If I am important enough, that’s enough to influence 90% of the world.” – DIEGO, 1974
Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project: www.diegovociproject.com
AC DV History #16 5/7/2010
Cheryl McCarra Fairchild and her husband Dan were stationed in Germany from 1974-1977 in the Karlsruhe area. Cheryl remembered to Kami (Diego Voci Project):
“I met Diego for the first time at an OWC (Officer’s Wives Club Luncheon). I fell in love with Diego’s work and his personality. I wanted to buy an oil painting. On a Lieutenant’s salary we eventually settled for 3 Diego lithographs which we bought over time from Lillian Dussard.”
“When our family retired to the US in Georgia years later, I started searching online for DIEGO paintings. I found our first oil painting: “Giovene Ragazza”. The profile reminded me of my mother”.
Diego’s vibrant and bright colors in the scarves almost contradict the calm serene and fine features of her eyes and lips.
“Diego actually asked me to model for him. At the time I had two small children and saw no way to do that. I’m kicking myself now!”
Though Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, states;
“Diego rarely used models, Diego painted from memory.”
Helga was referring to studio models. Evidence is frequent that out of the studio face to face in the moment, a face of a woman or man, young or old, would inspire Diego. Example: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page9.html#91027; an interesting story of a black beauty with intriguing eyes.
And stay tuned for more exciting news from the Fairchild’s and the “New Generation”.
This is just one of many examples of the impact Diego had on people. Please share your stories like these at www.diegovociproject.com or
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22 July 2015 AC ADV #472