What will five months of feting by MOMA do to Tim Burton's perversely blockbusting outsider art? Probably nothing. Intensely devoted to a scissorhandful of pop-surrealist obsessions, Burton has, with few exceptions, been making the same semi-autobiographical film for almost 30 years: Misunderstood loner waves his freak flag in wonderland. And so it should remain after the museum finishes exhibiting 17 of his features and shorts (through the end of the year), along with hundreds of little-seen artworks (through April 26) that—dating from his '60s and '70s childhood to the present—reveal admirably little in... More >>>
"Pale, frail-looking, sad-eyed man with hair that [expresses] more than last night's pillow struggle."