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LACMA’s fantastical peek into Tim Burton’s brain




Larry Mantle with filmmaker/artist Tim Burton at LACMA on May 28th, 2011.
Larry Mantle with filmmaker/artist Tim Burton at LACMA on May 28th, 2011.
Photo by: Karen Fritsche

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art kicked off its highly anticipated Tim Burton exhibition this past weekend. This major retrospective, which runs through October 31, digs into the dark and quirky world of Burton’s creativity as a director, artist, illustrator, photographer and writer. It includes over 700 drawings, paintings, photos, storyboards, puppets, concept artworks, little-known personal projects, and new artwork created for the exhibit. Befitting a man famous for eccentric and elaborate films like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice in Wonderland, LACMA’s new Resnick Pavilion was transformed into a “Burtonesque” environment complete with music by his longtime collaborator Danny Elfman. Last Saturday, Larry travelled to LACMA to preview the show and interview the man behind the wonderful madness.

Guest:

Tim Burton, film director, film producer, writer and artist