Hi Mtrimmins, welcome to the forum I hope you will like it here.
Unfortunately I don't own any Diego paintings but I would be interesting in hearing (and seeing) more about that
I have 8 Diego oils. Do you have any idea if he is valuable?
Hi Sherry1 , welcome to the forum
Do you mean Diego Rivera paintings?
My husband and I lived in Germany for 4 years in the late 60's and early 70's and have 4 pieces of art work by Diego Voci. We have no idea of value; one is pastel, one oil, two chalk. Interested in chatting with anyone about Diego who has his work.
Retired, welcome to the board I am happy you joined us!
For some more discussion about Diego Voci you might want to look at:
this thread (please click) here
I have tried and tried but keep getting dead ended. We were lucky enough to know him during our time in Stuttgart 71-74....I am always looking to buy another one.....he such a great variety of paintings....just dont have a clue the value...I do know we paid a lot for them in the 70's but worth every dime...and its unlikely we would sell one...but would like to know what you have....if you send me an email I will send you pictures. I just saw the browser below...the other 2 are with my son.
Mary from Palm Springs
Mary, if you could put up a photo here on the forum that would be great. Maybe others will be attracted to it who can provide more information as to the value of his paintings. You are so lucky to have known him personally
Just saw this Diego thread. We were in Germany in the 70's and attended many of Diego's wine and cheese and oh by the way take a painting home and see if you like it functions.
I can still see Diego walking around with a glass of wine and a cigarette dangling from his mouth.
We ended up with close to 15 oils,prints, tempera and chalk works.
One time, by daughter ask him if he would paint her a horse and he sat down in his studio and in less than 15 minutes had an action packed herd of horses running across the landscape. She treasures it to this day.
Art is only valuable to the beholder and his art has given us untold riches over the years. I'm sure that he will have a significant following in a generation. His work is unique and timeless. At least we think so.
Thank to all for this site as it has been hard to get information on him over the years.
Hello FORMERMIL, welcome to the forum I hope you will like it here. Thank you for this precious info.
I have come to know this
"Most of his work that resides in the United States was purchased by Americans living in Europe - mostly military or IBM employees."
(taken from the Internet)
I have four of Diego's lithographs given me by his wife Helga. My family and I lived in their home after Diego passed away. (Helga had converted Diego's studio into an apartment). It was a wonderful time and we so enjoyed living there.
Wow, isn't it something? All of you having known either or both Diego himself and/or his wife? It is such a coincidence you all meet up here
I'm sure that there are hundreds and hundreds of Diego patrons. He was at very many arts and craft shows and could be seen a most any Sunday at an officers club somewhere in Germany.
Can anyone remember his sales assistants name? It escapes me right now, but she and Helga were wonderful. They made it easy to buy a much needed piece of art
It would be interesting to get all the people who knew him together at one place and maybe start a website for him since there is so little to be found on the internet about him
Any suggestions as to how to get the word out? Craigs list? You tube?
Google? There must be some site that asks people to contact this and that. Isn't there?
The problem is that there are so many sites that offer to get 'reunited'. I think though those are no good for finding people who knew Diego Voci since their not each other's friends but all friends/acquaintances of him.
I would probably register at many forums (especially of course art forums) and put a link in my signature sentence to for all that knew him to contact me.
Do you think this is a good idea?
I think his sales assistant's name was Christine
Yes, that is her name. They really put on a great show and of course the art was wonderful.
I am attaching a nice piece of Diego's work.
Sorry about that but my pictures were too big. I don't know how to get them smaller.
Steve you can resize photos via the internet:
Great suggestion. Learn something new every hour.
Here are the resized pictures.
Whoops. A twofer. Let me try again.
Wowww they're so beautiful
No "title" to them, though?
I am Diegos niece. Unfortunately i never get to know him. I was a baby when he died. His widow - my aunt - Helga is still alive and is still living in Wiedbaden (Germany). Her englisch is quite good and if you are interested in anything, just call her: 0049-6128-72426. Some other relatives of Diego are going to create a homepage about him - coming soon.
Thank you so much for the information. It is nice to know that Helga is doing well and that there is a possibility of a Diego "retrospective." I wonder if Helga has a list of names of those who purchased Diego's work as there may be a way to reach them and invite as many as possible to join in on our discussions.
I have been trying to find out if Diego's work had been recognized in Germany over the years. Google doesn't seem to bring up much on him. We can start our own history and retrospective right here, thanks to Mona.
Christiane please pass to Helga and others in Germany that there is a Diego following here in the United America.
i don´t know if there is a list with people, who own some of his artworks. There are a lot of paintings in Helgas house, some in the house of my mother and one in my flat. ItÂ´s my favourite. I donÂ´t know if there is a title...It would be very nice to organize a Diego-reunion, itÂ´s a great idea.
What a great piece of art. I love the movement surrounding an otherwise haunting Mona Lisa beauty - some sadness and resignation in the mouth and lips, yet penetrating complexity in the eyes projecting strength.
If we can't have a reunion in person maybe a web-based reunion would suffice.
I bought one painting in Karlsruhe Germany in 1973. It is an oil with three men. It looks like a son a father and a grandfather.We love it