Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here was a spring semester 2017 exhibition at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art of two complete editions of Salvador Dali illustrated artist books: The Divine Comedy written by Dante Alighieri and The Decameron written by Giovanni Boccaccio. These books, completed in 1960 and 1972 respectively, together contain 110 prints authorized by the artist. A part of the Las Vegas Art Museum collection currently housed in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, this exhibition presents these illustrated texts in a dynamic manner. Contained within four display cases, the pages of these books were turned every Tuesday and Friday throughout the course of the exhibition to reveal a new set of illustrations to the public.
Curated by Lee Cannarozzo
Lee Cannarozzo Biography:
A native Las Vegan with a professional background in figurative oil painting, Lee Cannarozzo has been working with the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum since 2015. Earlier this year at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery he curated Disconnected: the History of an American Phenomenon, an ambitious exhibition featuring selections from the Neon Museum’s collection of classic Las Vegas signage.
Music by the UNLV Jazz Ensemble
Video concept and direction by Shahab Zargari