Happy Birthday, Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper (1936–2010) wasn’t just an Academy Award-nominated actor, director, screenwriter, and notorious bad boy. He was also a visual artist who created acclaimed photographs, paintings, prints, and even the cover art for the Ike & Tina Turner/Phil Spector collaboration, River Deep—Mountain High.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Hopper’s photographs have a casually cinematic quality to them, whether focusing on his famous friends and fellow artists—such as these portraits of James Rosenquist, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol (and that’s Warhol’s portrait of Hopper, top left)—or strangers, as in his iconic Biker Couple (1961).
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