The keenly awaited exhibit, “Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters,” won’t be coming to Guadalajara until May.
It was originally hoped that the show featuring examples from the renowned film director’s collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts and concept film art, would open during the Guadalajara International Film Festival, which runs from March 8 to 15.
The exhibition will feature some 800 objects from del Toro’s hit films, including “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Pacific Rim,” “Hellboy” and the Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water.”
“This exhibition presents a small fraction of the things that have moved me, inspired me, and consoled me as I transit through life,” del Toro said. “It’s a devotional sampling of the enormous love that is required to create, maintain, and love monsters in our lives. To find beauty in the profane. To elevate the banal. To be moved by genre. These things are vital for my storytelling.”
The exhibit attracted large crowds during short runs in several U.S. cities, including Minneapolis and Los Angeles. These shows were organized thematically, beginning with Childhood and Innocence, Victoriana, magic, the occult, movies, comics and pop culture, Frankenstein and other monsters. There is also a section examining death and the afterlife in del Toro’s work.
Del Toro’s passion for collecting is legendary. He has accumulated hundreds of paintings, drawings, sculptures, books and specimens over many years,