Diego Voci; “Nude in Yellow” 48″x36″ oil on canvas
$20,000 REWARD for this stolen masterwork by internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO VOCI (VOH-chee) 1920-1985!
In 1973 Dr. Ogden Brown, an addicted Diego Voci collector, obtained the phenomenal “NUDE IN YELLOW” 48″ x 36″ directly from Diego Voci. About 1974, this marvelous painting strangely disappeared in a move of the Brown family from one home to another in Colorado. They saw “NUDE IN YELLOW” go into the moving truck. The painting was missing when the truck was unloaded and hasn’t been seen since.
Once again we want you to see Antonio DIEGO Voci’s versatility in our part four of the #Faces series. Note the drama of the #Pierrot to the calmness of the #Mother and Child. Note also the sense of young versus old. Best is how Diego could render the surreal with tenderness and beauty in “Mädchen mit #Mandoline” owned by Barbara W.
Examples of old and faded #polaroids or photos kept by Helga Voci since mid 70’s….they were in the basement of their home in Taunusstein, #Germany
Face of a Young Woman (Oil on Canvas 40x30cm)
Shown above is a very similar surreal young woman absent the mandolin, owned by Stephen and Wendy Max of Edmonton, Alberta.
Read more about the close relationship Stephen and Wendy had with Diego and Helga in the 80’s before Diego passed away from cancer. The Diego Voci Project honored the couple who used to represent Diego in Canada in a 4 Part Series. Here is part ONE:
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This is #3 in our countdown to Christmas Day featuring “Madonna and Child” portrayals by Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985), one from 1966 and one from 1975. Is the idea possible?
This DIEGO VOCI painting provoked 4 questions:
1. “Is God Black?”
2. “Was Mother Mary Persian?”
3. “Was Jesus Mulatto?”
4. “Does God have DNA?”
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Diego Voci; “Madonna and Child” 32″x24″ oil on canvas 1969
This prized Diego Voci is the first of several dozen oil paintings in the private collection of the Coop Cooprider family, purchased in 1966.
In September of 1980 at Galerie Dahms on the prestigious Wilhelmstrasse of #Wiesbaden, #Germany, someone unknown person paid 3,100 Deutsche Marks for this fairly large painting by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).
La Vendeuse de Cocombres #4802-056 oil on canvas (English translation “saleswomen of melons”)
Helga Voci recalls, “The buyer may have been a German Doctor.” No name is on the index card. Siegfred Dahms owner of Galerie Dahms said this about Diego;
“DIEGO is one of the few artistic personalities whose paintings really appeal to people. They understand, they get excited about and they really enjoy living with DIEGO’s art. The beauty of his paintings and the desire of possession are often so immerse that people gradually acquire more and more of his work. DIEGO buyers soon become DIEGO collectors.”
If you thought it was the bottom one you would not be alone. The top painting that sold on February 28, 2017 for $25 million dollars at Christie’s in London is not the typical bold style Gauguin is known for (Google “Gauguin images“).
The lower painting is by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) from the private collection of Patti and Coop Cooprider. Google has selected a few dozen of Diego Voci art works for display in their gallery of Diego Voci Images. Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images”.
We are the Diego Voci Project, an all volunteer group assisting the Diego Voci Estate spreading the awareness of the great internationally collected artist Diego Voci and cataloging all of Diego Voci’s works of art in the Estate’s Archive.
Tony and Stacie Westbrook share their #heartfelt #story of their Diego Voci painting title “Petit Village de Montague” and how this #painting holds many years of memories for them.
In Tony’s words:
My wife and I purchased this piece while living in Germany and serving with the US military around 1982. We seem to recall that we purchased it at an art show probably held at the Officers Club in either Stuttgart or Heidelberg. We were living in Heilbronn at the time. Over the years we have collected many pieces of art – originals and limited prints – yet this piece (Petit Village de Montague) remains our absolute favorite. It is a constant reminder of our time in Europe and what we took on as a very young married couple. I am happy to say that after 37 years we are still very happily married and that this piece always gets the most prominent spot in the house. It has been all over the United States and has been enjoyed by countless numbers of our friends. Its simplicity, warmth, and mixture of color/contrast make it a wonderful piece to gaze at and enjoy for a lifetime. This painting is one of my most prized processions and I will never part with it.
“Petit Village de Montague” as painted by Diego, represented all that we loved about out time in Europe while allowing our imagination to constantly explore who lived in village, where the village was, what the families experienced, endured, and enjoyed about their town. The painting just brought forth positive feelings and thoughts which is what drew us to it.
This is one example of stories we receive from collectors of Diego Voci’s work of art. The Diego Voci Estate dreams of one day to find a generous benefactor to sponsor a major museum exhibition… in the meantime take a tour of Diego’s virtual museum: https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM