Character drawing of Doctor Maxwell Payne and Nurse Walter.
This amazing, early drawing comes from a classmate of Burton's while they were students together at Cal Arts. The characters are from his Senior film, "Stalk of the Celery Monster" circa 1979 and the text on the page reads: "Nurse Walter" and "Doctor Maxwell Payne, D.D.S" and "Just a reminder- I am opening an office in New York City on 42nd and Madison. See you soon (twice a year)."
Though the film is hard to come by, there are versions available on YouTube, and the character image of the Doctor is a Dead Ringer! What with the huge success of the recent Tim Burton retrospecitves at MoMA in New York and LACMA in Los Angeles, this is a huge opportunity to own an original artwork by this artistic legend in the making!
The paper has a tinge of discoloration throughout. As visible in the image, there is a tear in the middle peg hole and evidence of handling on the upper left corner and along the upper edge. There is a minor tear 5 mm wide along the top edge of the paper and 3" from the upper right corner.
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13") and the size of the image is 11.75" h x 8" w.