Tim Burton—Gothic Imagination, at MOMAhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/museums/tim-burton%E2%80%94gothic-imagination/771/
Costumes and props from blockbusters—Edward Scissorhands’ full costume, and Batman’s rubber cowls—are prominent. But it’s the cumulative effect of the many drawings on view that makes a powerful statement about his vision, and underscores that imagination and persistence are a powerful combination. (Complementing Burton’s own hand are many drawings and sculptures by others of his film characters.) Burton walks the line between cute and bizarre, making it appealing. The dead, undead, mutilated, castoff, retread, have all held great appeal for him, but in every alien, even every machine, lurks some characteristic that makes it empathetic. Most importantly, he has managed to get his films produced to be seen by the masses.