Diego Voci; “Au Cafe” #1141-153 70x80cm oil on canvas. Originally purchased back in 1976 at PHV by a Craig Jolley.
Today we do not know where this painting is or who owns it. Any information would be greatly appreciated to help the mission of the DVP, to catalog all of Diego Voci works of art with the Diego Voci Estate Archive. https://www.diegovociproject.com/
Diego Voci Project needs your help! $20,000 REWARD!
$20,000 REWARD yes $20,000 REWARD for this stolen masterwork by internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO VOCI (VOH-chee) 1920-1985!
From the voice of Marsha Piper, one of the daughters to the Brown Family; “My dad, Dr. Ogden (Ted) Brown and mom, Alyce (both deceased), at one point in the seventies had the largest collection of DIEGO Voci artworks. This photo below with DIEGO was taken with them in front of our Colorado Springs home in 1973. DIEGO was our guest as we sponsored a stellar one-man exhibition for him at the Broadmoor Resort. While as guest, DIEGO designed and sewed a fully lined brocade dress for me and my sister Lynda. DIEGO was constantly drawing, and he cooked for our family, selecting and purchasing every little ingredient. A memorable experience.”
The Brown family has dispersed the entire Diego Voci collection with their entire family; staying true to the legacy of Diego Voci.
Stephen Max shares “The boundless creativity of Diego Voci is displayed in this immersive, devotional painting, Le Amiche. It captures a stunning composition throughout every inch . The saturated colours are highlighted with an application of 24 carat gold leaf . Posterity can truly regard Diego as an artist of exceptional talent. This painting consolidates his achievement into a creation which encourages people to engage with art in a way which is more involving.”
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).
Words from Helga recently shared with us on October 17, 2019; “In 1968 we spent 6 months in Tenerife. At that time we had a Fiat sport car cabrio and we drove to Barcelona and took a boat to Tenerife, it took 4 days and almost all passengers were seasick.”
“Me too, except Diego and a Swedish man. We became friends with him during the whole time we stayed there. We rented a small bungalow which was built on top of a big house and which had a very big terrace with a great view over the island and the sea. It was great. On this terrace Diego painted mostly and at that time he had a contract with Joy and Jawdat (Naffouj)and we would sent her about 20 paintings each month in a roll. We had a fantastic time there.”