Get Inside the Mind of Tim Burton at the LACMA

Tim Burton has always been known to push the boundaries of fantasy and reality through his films and you can now get a glimpse inside the head of his genius at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibit started on May 29th and will continue until October 31st, 2011. Tim Burton’s work is definitely one of the most imaginative around taking inspiration from pop culture, fairy tales and gothic. He has brought his creativity as a director, artist, illustrator, and writer.

The exhibition will display over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, concept works, maquettes and costumes. There will also be art from Tim’s personal projects that are taken from his own personal archives and unseen studio collections. Hundreds of never before exhibited artwork and sketches will be here and film posters with the music from many of his films. The campus will show off two large scale outdoor artworks that are inspired by two of his films: A topiary inspired by Edward Scissorhands and huge Balloon Boy figure based off characters from his 1997 book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories.

If you ever wanted to get a glimpse into the dark, creative and uninhibited world of Tim Burton than you now have the ideal opportunity. Tim Burton likes the idea that anything is possible and it shows with his unusual and imaginative work. Love or hate his work you probably get to see some very interesting and surreal works of art that Tim Burton can be proud of.

Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

When: May 29th – October 31st, 2011



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