It’s Tim Burton week at MoMA.
The massive, five-month, exhibition of Burton’s work opens later this week and was previewed this morning ahead of tonight’s gala museum fundraiser and tomorrow night’s opening bash. I’ll be at MoMA a few times for the festivities.
“The Museum of Modern Art will never be the same again, after Tim Burton,” MoMA director Glenn Lowry said today, in remarks at the museum. He noted that there are some 700 pieces of artwork included in the show. While there’s certainly a number of movie related items, there’s also a lot of other Burton artwork that has never been seen: photos, drawings, sculptures, and seven new pieces created for this exhibition. Lowry said that the exhibit is the museums largest monographic show ever.
The filmmaker opened up his archive, giving MoMA’s Ron Magliozzi and Jenny He all access to his work. “You actually helped me more than you know in terms of getting my act together,” Burton joked today. A sneak peek is below.
photos by eugene hernandez