ArtBeat: Tim Burton & David Lynch Leap From the Big Screen to the Gallery Walls
That’s right, filmmaker Tim Burton – the visionary director of “Edward Scissorhands,” “Sweeney Todd” and the upcoming “Alice in Wonderland” – is currently being honored with an exhibition on his work at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
The exhibit – which officially opened on Sunday and runs through Monday, April 26 – explores the range of his creative work from early childhood drawings through his mature work in film. It brings together more than 700 examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, photographs and moving image works.
Also included are storyboards, puppets, maquettes, costumes and cinematic ephemera from his films – including “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Batman,” “Mars Attacks!,” “Ed Wood,” “Beetlejuice” – and from unrealized and little-known personal projects that reveal his talent as an artist, illustrator, photographer and writer.
Meanwhile, out on the west coast…
“David Lynch: New Paintings,” which remains on view through Saturday, December 12, is a collection of large-scale paintings. Whether you get a chance to see the work in person or not, check out Lynch’s reflections on his art in Artforum magazine.