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    Tim Burton Original Art: Polaroid Portrait. From the personal collection of Hollywood's most original horror director of present day (and night), here is a Polaroid portrait, taken by Burton himself, with an eerie essence probably familiar to his many fans. It's a gaggle of five goblin-like dolls, all in varying degrees of massacre. Each of these pleasingly plump little monsters in striped shirts has stitched eyelids and appears somehow to be enjoying his personal distress - even the one whose head seems to be in the process of decapitation in a splash of blood. It all looks like a nightmare that Burton's Corpse Bride might have suffered (or enjoyed) about bully boys from her childhood. Grotesque and disturbing to be sure, it's also strikingly evocative of Burton's stylistics that are so much a part of his films. The picture is 19" x 24", and is set in a brown matte inside a 33.5" x 37" black frame. Please note: the back of the painting is inscribed to Danny Elfman, major Hollywood composer (who's scored many of Burton's films) and member of the cult rock group Oingo Boingo. Burton has signed the picture - however, his signature is underneath the matte. Excellent condition. Are you a devoted fan of Tim Burton films? Mount this chillingly charming example of the man's fetishes and fascinations on your wall and enjoy.

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