Sunday, November 15, 2009


Ron Magliozzi, the Museum of Modern Art's assistant film curator, who recently organized show of Tim Burton's private paintings, sketches, photographs, and sculptures in a major retrospective acknowledges the pop surrealistic movement going on.

"I started to think that pop surrealism was a much more appropriate and more rewarding way of framing the work" in the exhibition, says Magliozzi, referring to the genre that took root in California during the '60s, when painters like Robert Williams began to base their work on "lowbrow" consumer culture—tattoos, cartoons, pinups, and toys—rather than on fine-art traditions. Pop surrealists share a "hip outsider perspective," writes Magliozzi in the show's catalogue, and promote "an alternative to the usual museum fare."

Just a matter of time before this movement is fully realized by more institutions I of the article is here via

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