ArtBeat: Tim Burton & David Lynch Leap From the Big Screen to the Gallery Walls

That’s right, filmmaker Tim Burton – the visionary director of “Edward Scissorhands,” “Sweeney Todd” and the upcoming “Alice in Wonderland” – is currently being honored with an exhibition on his work at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

The exhibit – which officially opened on Sunday and runs through Monday, April 26 – explores the range of his creative work from early childhood drawings through his mature work in film. It brings together more than 700 examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, photographs and moving image works.

Also included are storyboards, puppets, maquettes, costumes and cinematic ephemera from his films – including “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Batman,” “Mars Attacks!,” “Ed Wood,” “Beetlejuice” – and from unrealized and little-known personal projects that reveal his talent as an artist, illustrator, photographer and writer.

Meanwhile, out on the west coast…

The artwork of filmmaker David Lynch is in the spotlight at the Griffin gallery in Los Angeles.

“David Lynch: New Paintings,” which remains on view through Saturday, December 12, is a collection of large-scale paintings. Whether you get a chance to see the work in person or not, check out Lynch’s reflections on his art in Artforum magazine.

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