The LA Times reviewed the traveling exhibit of The Art of Tim Burton that originated at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In all 700 or so artifacts from his original sketches and movie memorabilia are on display.
The LA Times wasn’t that impressed
Art museums often have a tough time with shows about popular culture. After all, the actual art is made to be seen in a multiplex, on TV, at the shopping mall or in a similar public or private place. (LACMA’s film department is screening a retrospective of Burton’s movies.) So the museum is limited to showing objects at least once or twice removed — drawings and studies, say, or plans and commercial souvenirs. “Tim Burton,” in addition to hundreds of sketches, has lots of movie memorabilia, much of it made by other hands according to the director’s specifications.
I wouldn’t call myself an ardent Tim Burton fan, but I’m always interested in seeing the original art/sketches that inspires scenes of movies.