Burton at the MOMA

April 20, 2010 at 12:27 am (MOMA) (, , , , , , , )

“I’m a happy-go-lucky manic depressive.”

Tim Burton

My first visit to New York would not have been right without a trip to the MOMA to see Burton’s art exhibit.  Since on line tickets were sold on for the next week we ventured to the museum not one but three times before we could get tickets.  So on my last free day in New York, I entered Burton’s world and it was beyond amazing.
The exhibit lets you see a different side of Burton, a more personal side.  Along with sketches and puppets from his films, were pieces of his personal artwork.  Artwork of distorted furniture with faces, creatures of every shape and size, sculptures, one of which you use it’s mouth to enter the exhibit.  This visit relit the Burton fire for me.  I was not a child in a candy store but a candy factory, where you see how it is made and wrapped, where everything is wonderful, besides the heavy traffic of small children who also want a glimpse.  I was poor Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory.
The exhibit closes on the 26th of this month.  If you have the opportunity, take it.  You will see the Tim Burton we all have come to love.
“It brings together over seven hundred rarely or never before seen drawings, paintings, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, concept artworks, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera related to his feature films and to unrealized and little-known personal projects, demonstrating his talents as artist, illustrator, photogrpaher, and writer in the spirit of Pop Surrelism.”


  1. Larry said,

    lol as soon as i read ” was not a child in a candy store but a candy factory…” i thought of the charlie and the chocolate factory reference. sounds like an awesome place though, i wanna go!!!!

    also, on a side note, i always wondered why it was charlie and the chocolate factory, when he has the soda that never goes flat, and never-ending gobstoppers and that gum that goes through a 5 course meal. NONE OF THOSE ARE CHOCOLATE!!!

  2. Tyler said,

    Did you take any pictures of the exhibit cause that would be awesome to see.

    • burtonsview said,

      Camera were not allowed in the exhibit and there were too many people to try and sneakit

      • kseverny said,

        thats a shame, it would have been great to see some.
        i live on the other side of the atlantic so visiting isn’t an option, boo hoo

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