Tim Burton Reveals a Mural on São Paulo Building and Says that Brazilians Are Inspiration

American filmmaker prepares to come to the country next year

Flying saucers are now hovering over downtown São Paulo, under the watchful eyes of a huge robot, in recent days. That's because a mural created by the American filmmaker Tim Burton is going up on the Parque 25 garage building, in the 25 de Março region.

But the work can already be seen in its entirety by anyone passing by. It is the first mural in the world to receive an original illustration drawn by the director of films such as "Edward Scissorhands" and "Beetlejuice - Ghosts Have Fun." The mural previews an exhibition dedicated to Burton,"The Dark Beauty of Monsters: Ten Years of 'The Art of Tim Burton,' which will take drawings, paintings and other works of his to Oca, in Ibirapuera Park, starting in May.

The filmmaker plans to come to Brazil for the event and also to see the mural, an initiative of the Municipal Department of Culture and the São Paulo Street Art Museum.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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