Dennis Hopper exhibit to open at LA Museum
Saturday 12 June 2010
The American actor Dennis Hopper, who died May 29 at age 74, was also a respected photographer and artist who enjoyed exhibits around the world from Russia to Australia.
He recently participated in mounting an exhibition of his work, "Dennis Hopper Double Standard," at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, July 11-September 26.
The show will present a survey of 200 works by Hopper, spanning from 1961 to the present, including his paintings, sculptures, films, photographs, and assemblages. It will also include selections from his private collection of contemporary art, such as works by Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jenny Holzer.
Hopper's own artwork includes examples of Abstract Expressionist paintings and Pop Art assemblages. Some of his best-known images are portrait photographs from the 1960s of celebrities such as Paul Newman, Tina Turner and Jane Fonda.
As the first exhibition from MOCA's new director Jeffrey Deitch, it was assembled within five months in order to include Hopper in the process, during his battle with cancer.
It is curated by the painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, who directed Basquiat and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. The exhibit will be shown at the museum's Geffen Contemporary center.
In April, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image closed ‘Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood,' curated by the Cinematheque Francaise. Items from that show will be included at MOCA.
The LA exhibit will show a "sculptural installation" that projects Easy Rider with two other of the actor/artist's movies. Hopper's dozens of other films include Apocalypse Now and Blue Velvet.
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
TVBBC hopes latest Danish import will spell success
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Which country would be hardest to invade?
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
- 4 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 5 Royal baby girl born: Duchess of Cambridge's second child will be a princess thanks to Queen
Grace Dent on TV: Peter Kay's Car Share made me genuinely LOL
Avengers: Age of Ultron set to make box office history with $84.5m US opening
The highly NSFW poster for Gaspar Noé's Love makes Nymphomaniac look like 50 Shades
Red Dwarf returns: Craig Charles quits Coronation Street to return to comedy sci-fi series
New on Netflix UK May 2015: From Fast & Furious 6 to World War Z and Grace and Frankie
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds