The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City will be soon opening a retrospective showcase of Tim Burton’s iconic work within its walls. Seen here is a preview of whats in store as well as a description of the exhibition, running through April 26th, 2010, courtesy of the MOMA.
“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 early childhood drawings 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.”
An opening is scheduled for Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 with further information available here.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019