Coming Soon: LACMA to Host Tim Burton Retrospective Exhibit

Tim Burton is an incredibly fascinating artist and filmmaker whose creative genius has brought to life quirky characters such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd. Burton’s visionary world of gothic fantasy has transformed the world of cartoon and illustration through his wistful and gloomy characters that maintain highly human sensibilities. Burton’s most recent film, Alice in Wonderland, was the second highest-grossing film of 2010 as well as the sixth highest-grossing film of all time!

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will soon be presenting a extensive retrospective of Tim Burton’s work in animated films as well as his illustrations, writings and photographs. The exhibition will give viewers an exclusive look into Burton’s creative process and the wide range of his innovative work. Most of the objects and artworks from the display are part of Burton’s own private collections.

LACMA will display over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, maquettes, costumes as well as art from several unknown projects that have, until now, been intimate to Mr. Burton alone. The Exhibition was organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and will be on view at the LACMA starting May 29 through October 31, 2011.

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