The Neon Museum hosted a Facebook Live tour of “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum Presented by the Engelstad Foundation.” Watch here:
The tour offered people from around the world the chance to experience Tim Burton’s original artwork and installations created especially for the Neon Museum.
“The exhibition was scheduled to continue through Sunday, April 12, but with the museum’s temporary closure due to COVID-19, we know thousands of art lovers will miss their chance to see Burton’s outstanding exhibition,” explained Rob McCoy, president and chief executive officer of the Neon Museum. “This live, virtual tour will take place especially for them— and will be enjoyable for anyone who appreciates Burton’s work and iconic Las Vegas sign design.”
The collection includes several artworks by Burton, the filmmaker, director and animator behind “Beetlejuice,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Corpse Bride.”
In his first exhibit in North America in nearly 10 years, Burton’s works were designed to interact with the museum’s retired neon signs.
About 90 percent of his more than 40 digital and sculptural works were created specifically for the museum and have never been shown. Many of the items are inspired by Burton’s memories of visiting the city as a child.
“We were to coming to Vegas since I was basically a baby, weekends in Vegas all the time,” Burton said at a news conference ahead of the exhibit’s opening in October. “You know, from the ’60s and ’70s to now, I’ve seen all of it change. Whatever changes, it still remains weird.”