Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
LACMA's macabre exhibit At Home With Monsters celebrates the works of horror filmmaker Guillermo del Toro through hundreds of paintings, costumes, books, comics, props, monster magazines, statues, and other curios of science fiction, occultism, magic, and monsters.
Del Toro has been numerously cited as one of the most inventive horror/fantasy filmmakers of his generation.
Starting with Cronos (1993) and continuing through The Devil's Backbone (2001), Hellboy (2004), and Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013) and Crimson Peak (2015). His universe also includes the novels The Strain, the television show The Strain (2014-present), and very public failed video game Silent Hills.
Del Toro has reinvented the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Working with a team of craftsmen, artists, and actors, and referencing a wide range of cinematic pop-culture, and art-historical sources del Toro has created the lucid dreams he experienced as a child in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Taking inspiration from del Toro's extraordinary imagination, the exhibit reveals (at least until November 27, 2016 when it closes to travel to its next museum location) his creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, artifacts, and concept film art...
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