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Monday, October 19, 2009

tim burton exhibit coming to moma very soon!

tim burton
i'm so excited for this!   as you may know, i'm definitely a fan of burton's work...after all i named my very first monthly party after one of his genius films and also one of my favourite films of all time.  but aside from his film work and visual materpieces, i'm interested to get a chance to see some of his other work that will be shown at the moma starting on november 22nd.  his creative output has been massive and quite magical...reeking wonderfully of thick burly brimstone and almost delicious decay.   like many other prolific filmmakers, he has certainly honed a stable of timeless and talented actors in which he uses over and over again.  Johnny Depp is definitely in the lead with the most starring roles in his amazing projects.  whether working in the creative department, directing, producing or whatever, mr. burton certainly leaves a stain on anything he is a part of and for me that ensures a quality production with innovative storylines, brilliant graphics and special effects, set design, thrilling writing, genius casting and acting and so much more.  from beetle juice to pee wee's big adventure to ed wood to mars attacks! to edward scissorhands to the corpse bride and a nightmare before christmas to charlie and the chocolate factory and the soon to be released alice in wonderland which is now in post production....tim burton is up there with stanley kubrick for me and that is a compliment in the highest regard.   i'm really looking forward to this exhibit.....would you like to come with me?Tim Burton. Untitled (<i />The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories</i>). 1982–84. Pen and ink, marker, and colored pencil on paper, 10 x 9" (25.4 x 22.9 cm). Private collection. © 2009 Tim Burton
Tim Burton. Untitled (The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories). 1982–84. Pen and ink, marker, and colored pencil on paper, 10 x 9" (25.4 x 22.9 cm). Private collection. © 2009 Tim Burton

Tim Burton

November 22, 2009–April 26, 2010

Theater 1 Gallery
Theater 2 Gallery
Special Exhibitions Gallery, third floor
Museum Lobby

Accompanied by the film exhibition Tim Burton

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This major career retrospective on Tim Burton (American, b. 1958), consisting of a gallery exhibition and a film series, considers Burton's career as a director, producer, writer, and concept artist for live-action and animated films, along with his work as a fiction writer, photographer and illustrator. Following the current of his visual imagination from his earliest childhood drawing through his mature work, the exhibition presents artwork generated during the conception and production of his films, and highlights a number of unrealized projects and never-before-seen pieces, as well as student art, his earliest non-professional films, and examples of his work as a storyteller and graphic artist for non-film projects. The opposing themes of adolescence and adulthood, and the elements of sentiment, cynicism, and humor inform his work in a variety of mediums—drawings, paintings, storyboards, digital and moving-image formats, puppets and maquettes, props, costumes, ephemera, sketchbooks, and cartoons. Taking inspiration from sources in pop culture, Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as a spiritual experience, influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics.

Burton's films include Vincent (1982), Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman ReturnsThe Nightmare Before Christmas (as creator and producer) (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Big Fish (2003), Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and Sweeney Todd (2007); writing and Web projects include The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories (1997) and Stainboy (2000).
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