If you have this Diego Painting, contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com!

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 front index card

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.”

Learn more about Diego.  Take a virtual museum tour. https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

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The “Entertainer” at the Easel

The clown genre by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) is among the world’s all-time best.

A wannabe jester himself, Diego loves to clown around, as you see in these two images followed by “The Clown” for which there is a $30,000 Reward offered.

Helga Voci who was beside Diego from 1960 to 1985 says “Diego liked to be entertaining and do funny things, stupid things”.

Maybe that’s why Diego was so fascinated with clowns, of which he painted many from memory.

Diego Sense of Humor with Fur Hat and Turbin

There is a $30,000 REWARD OFFERED for one special clown stolen from Otterbach, Germany.  Link to YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/T3ODYMxxBdc

Diego Voci

http://www.diegovociproject.com

PAUL GAUGUIN: WHICH PAINTING?

Gauguin and Diego landscapes

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”. 

Also take a museum tour on YouTube https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

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.

ONE #DIEGOVOCI PAINTING HOLDS SO MANY MEMORIES

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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

 

#CUBISM SERIES BY DIEGO VOCI

When artists #GeorgeBraque, #Picasso, and #JuanGris created #cubistic #paintings it was often difficult even to the trained eye to identify which artist did the work. When Antonio #DIEGO Voci ventured into his cubistic mode he strived to be distinctively DIEGO.

Here are examples:

C5 Le Concert de Harliquin 1972 #660  23 34 x 32

Le Concert de Harlequins” 1970, 32″ x 23 ¾” , oil on canvas, signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

Spanish Table 27 25 x 19 34 Drawing Final

Spanish Table“, 27 2/5″ x 19 ¾”, mixed on paper, Signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

1st Email of Black and White Cubism Improved Image without Glass from CATSUP Heinz Bertram 26 May 2014

Ink on Paper“, 1985, Signed “DIEGO

Ink on Paper” is an important example historically because it was one of the very last works before DIEGO transitioned 3 days later. DIEGO drew this especially for what became his last exhibition, an open house at his residence the first week of December 1985. DIEGO remained upstairs in bed, too ill to personally attend.

Cubism - Christiane Hauk Genre Version

Cubism“, Signed “DIEGO” top Left hand corner, Private Collection (DIEGO was very generous giving away his art to people he was close to, for example this gift of a cubistic painting to Helga Voci’s sister.)

C71 NUDE cubism 1971 31 .5  x 23.75

Nude Cubism“, 1971, 31 ¾” x 23 ½”, oil on canvas, Signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube.  Check out http://www.diegovociproject.com

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#HORSE SERIES BY DIEGOVOCI

We begin with DIEGO’s #love of the #horse.

DIEGO was fascinated by the #strength and fluid lines of the horse. A frequent subject.

C41-2 Cavalliere #766 1970 27 12 x 19 34

“Cavalliere” 1970, 19 5/8″ x 28 5/8″ oil on wood, signed “Diego” Private #Collection

31. Horses Racing ca.1962  40 x 28in Private Collection

“Horses Racing” 40″ x 28″, oil on canvas; signed “A. Voci”, sister to “Horses Grazing”  Collector unknown

Horse w/ Man in Browns Mixed Medium 30" x 22 "

Horse w/ Man in Browns Mixed Medium 30″ x 22 ” Private Collection

Green Horse Drawing 27 12 x 19 12

“Green Horse” Drawing 27 ½” x 19 ½”, Pastel on Paper, signed “D. Voci”

Private #Collection

Do you know of any other Horse drawings and / or  Horse paintings by DiegoVoci ™?

Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

DiegoVoci on #Google and #YouTube!  Check it out!

AC DV History #56 10/3/2011

#DIEGO #SIGNATURES

To #historians of Antonio #Diego Voci, the DIEGO Signature began, about #1965 with an exclusive arrangement with Canadian art dealer Joy Gibson, and her soon to be husband Jawdat Naffouj.

Diego signature for Junge Italienerin

See Signature Gallery of Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

4 Signatures for POST on PART III of Barnhart STORY 27 NOV 2015

Signatures of A.Voci and D.Voci can be seen on works Diego Collectors has posted onhttp://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818.html

VOCI RED 1963 HAUK Woman in White Holding Bowl of Fruit KAC 28 NOV 2015

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube.

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#AldoPaolucci and #Naffouj

Coop Cooprider has 4 Aldo Paolucci paintings, also from Naffouj, 2 nudes and 2 abstract.

Aldo Paolucci 46 x 31 in.

Ald Paolucci

It is amazing the influence Jawdat Naffouj had on so many collectors of art. He still has the little gallery in the Altstadt of Landstuhl, Germany. Its 50 years since we bought our first painting from him and Joy.

Jawdat Naffouj

This still is from a video we shot in 2012. He was showing me his contract with DiegoVoci™.

Diego Voci was the artist I became most attracted to. Regretfully, I know little of the values except for Diego for whom I have done extensive history:
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
Diego Voci Project: http://www.diegovociproject.com/
Diego Voci Blog; WordPress: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/
YouTube (@ a dozen videos by Stephen Max): https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Diego+Voci
Google “DiegoVoci”, click Images.

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#Portrait of #HelgaVoci

C53 HELGA  Joy Naffouj Canvas under Glass

In their #25 years of #marriage #DiegoVoci™ did several #paintings and #drawings of his wife Helga.

This imperfect image is of a portrait of Helga from the personal collection of Jawdat Naffouj, oil on heavy canvas, now framed under glass, done in early to mid #1960’s, 24″ ½ x 31″ inches.

DiegoVoci™ on Google (click images) and YouTube.  Visit www.diegovociproject.com

AC DV History #29 5/30/2010