#DIEGO #FACES SERIES – PART FOUR

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.

Group 4 21OCT 2017

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

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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:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/diegovoci-in-canada-part-one/

Without the Max team, we would not have our “The Beauty of Diego” coffee table book or our YouTube videos! And of course our monthly Free Newsletter via email. Have you signed up yet? Do it here: https://www.diegovociproject.com/contact

Diego on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ1OiZr7a94H0H1NC9aJCFuUapeLROTKh

View the book for free here: http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

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MADONNA AND CHILD PART #3 Black #GOD + Persian #MARY = Mulatto #JESUS?

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?”

We’ll publish your comments. Email us at: diegovociproject@gmail.com.

C65-2 Madonna and Child 1969 31 38 x 23 12

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.

This painting is included in the museum 20 year retrospective https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

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Madonna and Child #951-339 oval Mrak

Diego Voci: “Madonna and Child” Oval #951-339 oil on canvas

 

To view a selection of Diego’s Madonna and Child renditions, here is a board honoring those works: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/mother-and-child-by-diegovocitm-madonna-child/

See this story and more of Diego’s masterpieces on one of our 3 links on Artifact Collectors (where Mary Trimmins got the DIEGO Aficionados talking back in 2008 . . .)

https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118.html#53287

YUL BRYNNER DIED OCTOBER 10, 1985 LUNG CANCER. DIEGO VOCI DIED DECEMBER 10, 1985 LUNG CANCER.

Yul Brynner knew in advance – nicotine was killing him and wanted to caution you.

DON’T SMOKE!

DIEGO SMOKED 40 CIGARETTES A DAY

DIEGO with family friend Heidi

Diego Voci; Paintbrush in one hand and in the other always a lit cigarette. 

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

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

AC DV History #57 10/15/2011

#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