First Look | Director Guillermo Del Toro is At Home With Monsters at LACMA

August 3, 2016  |  Art, Culture

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Master genre film director & all-around cinematic auteur Guillermo Del Toro has inspired a legion of loyal followers worldwide with his epic & lush visual storytelling in films like Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak, and Pacific Rim. Now, for the first time, Del Toro is giving them an up-close look at his personal life with a new exhibition, Guillermo Del Toro: At Home With Monstes that debuted this week at LACMA. Culled from his massive collection of personal artworks, artifacts, and original movie props from his own films that fill a home-turned-personal museum in LA he calls (appropriately) “Bleak House,” the show presents an incredible array of the director’s most treasured pieces—including original life-sized reproductions of characters from Pan’s Labyrinth, old master monster paintings, and photorealistic sculptures including a masterpiece depicting Boris Karloff sitting in a makeup chair being transformed into Frankenstein by artist Mike Hill —that will surely blow the minds of fanboys and girls. When pressed about his dark instincts as a collector, Del Toro explained, “I am not a collector. I fit with the monsters. I found in these monsters… a very moving essence—I think humans, we are pretty repulsive. The beauty of monsters is that they require acceptance and a love to survive… “The real monsters in our lives are in really finely tailored suits”

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