Hopper, Dennis - Photographs 1961-1967 (New in plastic!) (XXL-BOOK!)
A reluctant icon captures a decade of cultural transformation During the 1960s, Dennis Hopper carried a camera everywhere on film sets and locations, at parties, in diners, bars, and galleries, driving on freeways, and walking on political marches. He photographed movie idols, pop stars, writers, artists, girlfriends, and complete strangers. Along the way, he captured some of the most intriguing moments of his generation with a keen and intuitive eye.
A reluctant icon at the epicenter of that decade's cultural upheaval, Hopper documented the likes of Tina Turner in the studio, Andy Warhol at his first West Coast show, Paul Newman on set, and Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. From a selection of photographs compiled by Hopper and gallerist Tony Shafrazimore than a third of them previously unpublished this extensive volume distills the essence of Hopper's brilliantly prodigious photographic career.
Dennis Hopper (1936–2010) was an actor, filmmaker, visual artist, and photographer. Known for his realistic portrayals of drug addicts and eccentric characters, Hopper’s oeuvre is characterized by his interest in Americana and people living on the fringes of society.
Born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, KS, he studied at both the Kansas City Art Institute and the Actors Studio in New York.
His career in Hollywood was marked by periods of both success and rejection—in the early 1960s, Hopper turned to photography after he was blacklisted by the director Henry Hathaway. His notable photographic works include portraits of Martin Luther King Jr., Jane Fonda, and Andy Warhol, as well as images taken during the Civil Rights March in Selma. After his return to acting and the success of the film Easy Rider, he retreated to a small town of Taos, NM where he shot Drugstore Camera (1970–1972), in which Hopper used disposable cameras to document his secluded life in the desert town and road trips beyond its borders. The series was exhibited at Gagosian Gallery in 2011. In 2010, with the help of his friend Julian Schnabel, Hopper’s work was given a major retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. He died on May 29 that same year in Los Angeles, CA.
Publisher: TASCHEN (2011)
Item weight: 4450 gr
Dimensions: 29.21 x 5.08 x 33.02 cm
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