Happy Birthday Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper, born on this day in 1936, 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, and prints.
Unsurprisingly, Hopper’s photographs have a casually cinematic quality to them, especially when he focused on his famous friends and fellow artists—such as portraits of James Rosenquist, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol.
Dennis Hopper photographed his close friend Andy Warhol for the cover of Artforum in 1964. Twenty years later, he decided to revisit the piece, most likely to honor Warhol’s passing in 1987. The work was printed for a show at LA Louvre Gallery in January of 1988.
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Hopper in Berlin
If you’re traveling to Berlin, don’t miss Dennis Hopper - The Lost Album, a new show in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau.
The exhibition showcases a spectacular portfolio of over 400 vintage photographs taken by Dennis Hopper in the 1960s. Tucked away in five crates and forgotten, these pieces were only discovered after the photographer’s death!
Dennis Hopper - The Lost Album is on view until December 17, 2012.
Happy Birthday David Hockney
David Hockney, one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century, celebrates his 75th birthday today!
The iconic artist is pictured here with Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, and David Goodman in a 1963 picture taken by non other than Dennis Hopper!
Dennis Hopper & Friends
Absolutely iconic: Dennis Hopper captures his friends, some of the most influential artists of the 1960s: Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney, and Jeff Goodman.
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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).