June 17, 2009

Gothic Horror Exhibit: A Retrospective of Tim Burton's Dark Cinema at the Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art in New York is hosting a major Tim Burton retrospective later this year. From his early childhood drawings to blockbuster Hollywood projects, such as Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, MoMa will bring together hundreds of never-before-seen paintings, sculptures and puppets from the artist's own collection... The collection will run from 22 November 2009 until 26 April 2010.

"Tim Burton is a Golden Globe Award-winning American film director, producer, writer and artist. He is famed for his dark and quirky films, such as Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which he co-wrote and produced. He is also famous for directing blockbusters including Batman and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Since directing his first feature film Pee-wee's Big Adventure in 1985, he has gone on to direct and produce numerous films, many of which have received Academy Award nominations and wins. He frequently works with close friend Johnny Depp, musician Danny Elfman and partner Helena Bonham Carter." [Wikipedia]

Preview some of the collection's quirky drawings and a beautiful clip from one of my favorite Tim Burton creations "The Corpse Bride" after the jump.

via guardian.co.uk

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