New Tim Burton art exhibit opens in Paris

POSTED: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 10:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 10:04pm

Director Tim Burton was in Paris today, Monday, March 5, ahead of the opening of an exhibition of his artwork.

The exhibition was put together in 2009 by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Now, Parisians will have a chance to get a glimpse inside Burton's spooky and strange world.

The exhibition features more than 700 works spanning Burton's almost three decades in film making.

Some of the creepy characters from his movies including “Corpse Bride" are part of the display.

Burton told reporters that he related to movie monsters growing up, who are often revealed to be tragic figures deeper than their monstrous looks.

"I always related to those characters like whether it was Frankenstein or King-Kong,” Burton said. “Most monsters have that symbol of misperception and actually not being what they seem and so for me that's why they were always very strong emotional symbols for the way I felt."

"Tim Burton, The Exhibition" opens in Paris on Wednesday and runs through August 5.

Tim Burton spent time in Louisiana while filming his latest movie, which is soon set for release. Click here to view the official trailer.

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