May 15, 2011
Tim Burton at LACMA
May 29, 2011–October 31, 2011
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will present Tim Burton, a major retrospective exploring the full range of Tim Burton's creative work, both as a director of live-action and animated films, and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer. Taking inspiration from popular culture, fairy tales, and traditions of the gothic, Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of a personal vision.
On view at LACMA from May 29 through October 31, 2011, the exhibition brings together over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, concept artworks, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, including art from a number of unrealized and little-known personal projects. Many of these objects come from the artist's own archive, as well as from studio archives and private collections of Burton's collaborators.
This exhibition was organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.The Los Angeles presentation was made possible in part by LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Director’s Endowment Fund.
Image: Tim Burton, Untitled (Romeo and Juliet) 1981–84, Mixed mediums on paper, Private collection, © 2011 Tim Burton. Homepage Image: Tim Burton, Untitled (The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories), 1998, private collection, © 2011 Tim Burton.