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Variety has reported that the master of eerie suburban subversion, Tim Burton, will be getting his own exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City starting on November 22.
This makes a lot of sense for the visually-oriented director, who left an indelible mark on the first two Batman films’ towering concrete skyline, as well as the weird trees and horror-inspired visuals in Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, and Sweeney Todd.
“It’s easier for me to think things through visually instead of verbally, so it’s like a diary in that way,” Burton said to Variety. “I have so many drawings. I never look at the stuff — I just keep doing it.”
The exhibit will hold 700 pieces of work created by Burton, including drawings, storyboards, maquettes, and puppets, as well as unseen work from the Disney films the Fox and the Hound (what?!) and the Black Cauldron. It is being sponsored by the Sci Fi Channel.