Tim Burton and the melancholy death of Vegas' neon signs
I love characters that I've created like oyster boy or a robot boy, it kind of reminded me of something beautiful and funny and sad and all that kind of thing.
So this characters seem to really, emotionally for me, fit with with my feelings about Las Vegas.
Tim Burton reached out to us about a year and a half ago and said I love what you're doing at the Neon museum.
I love classic Las Vegas.
I would love to do an exhibit here at the museum.
This is the first time actually that he's ever exhibited And has spread his pieces amongst an existing exhibit in past exhibits MoMA, black mine Los Angeles, there were dedicated rooms solely for Tim Burton.
Tim actually came here.
I showed him around and during that process.
He probably took two to 300 photos of every single sign in every single position.
And at that point, he knew it was going to be an outdoor exhibit.
I'll take it to the Beetlejuice sign.
So this is the Betelgeuse sign as you can see, Tim wanted it tucked away to be somewhat hidden.
Here we have the Martians from Mars Attacks.
And of course Mars Attacks is pretty much an homage to Las Vegas and some of the memories that Tim Burton has from Las Vegas as a child [BLANK AUDIO] The dome in the middle of the boneyard here I think was probably the biggest surprise.
At first we weren't quite sure.
But once you step into that dome and see the pieces that are inset into the walls, and then see the incredible creation of slap boy You just go wow, this is a fantastic imaginative piece.
Las Vegas' creative genius can only be matched probably by Tim Burden's creative genius.
So you can imagine when somebody with his intellect, his artistic flair begins to develop an exhibition.
It's just fun to sit back and watch.
This brings the museum to a whole new level and I think this is probably something we'll continue to do going forward after the Tim Burton exhibit is over with.