We’ve closely followed every step of LACMA’s spooky exhibit Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters. From the famed director’s first announcement on Twitter that stirred up a fan frenzy, to del Toro’s book signing at the museum, to a sneak peek at the collection’s monsters – we’ve covered it all. The astounding objects were culled from his personal collection of art, artifacts, books, and props. They represent a small portion of his vast memorabilia and other items that served as a source of inspiration for his films, and which del Toro keeps at his Bleak House in Southern California.
Sadly, the Los Angeles version of the exhibit closed in November of last year, but it’s now on display in Toronto, Canada at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and features a staggering 4,150 objects.
On Thursday, Guillermo del Toro revealed some insider info on Twitter that got us excited.
After he shared that the AGO version was completely different, we scoured the internet for images of the brand new monsters. According to a press release, highlights of the AGO collection include: life-sized figures of del Toro’s most visually striking monsters, such as The Faun and Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth and Santi’s ghost from The Devil’s Backbone; four of del Toro’s personal notebooks which he used to sketch monsters, ideas for films, lists and phrases; and costumes from Crimson Peak worn by Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska.
If a trip to Toronto isn’t in the cards for you, at least check out a sneak peek of GdT’s stuff below. And make sure to listen to the free audio tour where he explains the impetus for the exhibit and describes some of the collection’s items.
Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters is on display at AGO until January 7, 2018.