Concept Art Offers Peek at Tim Burton’s Twisted Genius

The Museum of Modern Art in New York will have a retrospective of Tim Burton’s sketches and paintings beginning November 22.

This major career retrospective on Tim Burton (American, b. 1958), consisting of a gallery exhibition and a film series, considers Burton’s career as a director, producer, writer, and concept artist for live-action and animated films, along with his work as a fiction writer, photographer and illustrator. Following the current of his visual imagination from early childhood drawings through his mature work, the exhibition presents artwork generated during the conception and production of his films, and highlights a number of unrealized projects and never-before-seen pieces, as well as student art, his earliest non-professional films, and examples of his work as a storyteller and graphic artist for non-film projects.

MOMA’s site has a fun promo spot:

See also: has a gallery of images from the companion book.

(via 3 quarks daily)

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