A Master and His Monsters

LACMA's peculiar glimpse into the mysterious mind of Guillermo del Toro.

Somewhere, in the suburbs of Los Angeles, there is a place called "Bleak House." To be certain, I know far too little about this place to make judgments about it's strange and mysterious rooms. But I'm absolutely certain that Felix Flores would be thrilled to live there. The person who calls it home (or at least a residence) is famed director Guillermo del Toro. And while I've never been to "Bleak House," I enjoyed a tantalizing glimpse into this strange place thanks to the brilliant curators at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, has since closed.  I saw it toward the end of it's run during a trip designed as a tribute to Felix.  And this exhibit was a serendipitous, unexpected surprise, a macabre and sinister tribute to a best friend whose curious personality is greatly missed.

Creative director and art nerd contemplating travel, books, theater, and art.