Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Tim Burton Comes to LACMA

The massive art retrospective "Tim Burton," showcasing artwork and artifacts from the prolific filmmaker, is making its fourth and final appearance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition will run at the museum until October 31st.

Tickets are on sale at LACMA's official website.

You can also view a couple of videos of Tim Burton's high school art teacher, Doris Adams, who he spoke fondly of and encouraged him to make his artwork and visions.

In conjunction with the visiting exhibition, the filmmaker also selected 50 pieces from LACMA's permanent collection. The artworks will be on display in LACMA's Ahmanson Building, Level 2, until November 13, 2011, in an exhibit called, "Burton Selects: From LACMA's Collection." Here are a few of the pieces Burton chose:

Odilon Redon, À Edgar Poe (L'oeil, comme un ballon bizarre se dirige vers l'infini), 1882, lithograph, Wallis Foundation Fund in memory of Hal B. Wallis (AC1997.14.1.1)

Otto Dix, Illusion Art, 1922, The Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, © Otto Dix Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Hokkyo Sessai, Skeleton, mid- to late 19th century Netsuke, Stag antler with staining; sashi type, Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection (M.87.263.11)

Hugo Steiner-Prag, The way to horror, 1915-1916 Print, Lithograph on handmade paper, Image: 7 1/8 x 4 13/16 in. The Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies (M.82.287.68L)

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