While everyone twiddles their thumbs waiting for Alice in Wonderland March debut, Tim Burton plans to showcase his craft for macabre imagery through a different medium this month. On Nov. 22, the Museum of Modern Art in New York will show 700 pieces of Burton’s bizarre art, an accumulation of paintings and Polaroid prints from throughout his prolific career.
“I’m a bit disturbed, really,” Burton told the UK’s The Independent. “It’s hard for me to fathom.”
Burton’s art blends the humorous, horrific and the absurd, including panting of a stitched-up, conic-chested zombie lady sipping a glass of poison (pictured), a primitive sketch of his cult classic Edward Scissorhands and a 1997 Polaroid of a bitsy Chihuahua donning reindeer antlers.
To coincide with Burton’s featured artistry, the MoMA will show 14 of his major films over the next five months.