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.”

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