Wednesday, June 10, 2009
More on the MoMA Burton Exhibition
An oil painting called "Blue Girl with Wine."
From November 22nd, 2009 until April 26th, 2010, visitors can come to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and see an exclusive exhibition of Tim Burton's artwork. Over 700 drawings, puppets, paintings, costumes, and more will be visible, many of which have never been shown to the public before. Also on display will be some of his artwork and student films prior to his professional career.
“There is no other living filmmaker possessing Tim Burton’s level of accomplishment and reputation whose full body of work has been so well hidden from public view,” said Ron Magliozzi, MoMA’s Assistant Curator. “Seeing so much that was previously inaccessible in a museum context should serve to fuel renewed appreciation and fresh appraisal of this much-admired artist.”
An untitled drawing for Burton's book, "The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy."
"Everybody draws," Burton said. "I just never stopped when the teachers told me to.
"It's easier for me to think things through visually instead of verbally, so it's like a diary in that way," he added. "I have so many drawings. I never look at the stuff - I just keep doing it."
In conjunction with the Tim Burton exhibition, a series of films that inspired the filmmaker will be presented including “Jason and the Argonauts” (Don Chaffey, 1963), “Frankenstein” (James Whale, 1931), “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (Robert Wiene, 1920), “The Pit and the Pendulum” (Roger Corman, 1961), “Nosferatu” (F. W. Murnau, 1922), “Earthquake” (Mark Robson, 1974), and several others.
Click MoMA's official link for more information.