The collection of horror memorabilia from director Guillermo del Toro’s so-called “Bleak House,” located in the Conejo Valley, is now on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. According to the LACMA description, “At Home With Monsters” reveals del Toro’s:
…creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. Rather than a traditional chronology or filmography, the exhibition is organized thematically, beginning with visions of death and the afterlife; continuing through explorations of magic, occultism, horror, and monsters; and concluding with representations of innocence and redemption.
Del Toro, who includes among his many credits Cronos (1993), The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), Crimson Peak and the television series The Strain, has collected over 10,000 items to his research library, according to a recent piece on the KPCC radio website.
The exhibition runs through Nov. 27th. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
Enjoy some of the exhibit’s frightful highlights below: