While national arts is big this month in Singapore, elsewhere, Tim Burton’s drawings take centre stage.
Tim Burton at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019
22 Nov – 26 Apr
Entrance to the exhibition
Taking inspiration from popular culture, Tim Burton (American, b. 1958) has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of personal vision, garnering for himself an international audience of fans and influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics.
This exhibition explores the full range of his creative work, tracing the current of his visual imagination from early childhood drawings through his mature work in film. It brings together over seven hundred examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, moving image works, concept art, storyboards, puppets, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera from such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, and Beetlejuice, and from unrealized and little-known personal projects that reveal his talent as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer working in the spirit of Pop Surrealism.The gallery exhibition is accompanied by a complete retrospective of Burton’s theatrical features and shorts, as well as a lavishly illustrated publication.
A sketch of the Queen of Hearts from the upcoming Alice in Wonderland
An early sketch of The Joker from Batman
If you have the chance to go, do! Take lots of pictures and tell us all about it so we can enjoy it vicariously through you.