Sotheby’s “Divine Comedy” Exhibition (2010)

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A detail from “Mankind’s Eternal Dilemma — the Choice Between Vice and Virtue” by Frans Francken the Younger, circa 1633

“…Now Sotheby’s is encroaching on dealer territory yet again but in a slightly different way. This month it is opening ‘Divine Comedy,’ an exhibition of some 75 works organized around the theme of Dante’s epic poem.
The show, on view from Sept. 30 through Oct. 19, will include about 75 works dating from the first century to the present and culled from collectors, artists, dealers and foundations.” [. . .]    –Carol Vogel, The New York Times, September 9, 2010