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Dennis Hopper

In Dreams

January 23 – February 29, 2020

Mirror Reflection, 1961-67   

Mirror Reflection, 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

(Surfers), 1961-67    Silver Gelatin Photograph

(Surfers), 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

(Boy Pointing), 1961-67   

(Boy Pointing), 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

(Riddles), 1961-67    Silver Gelatin Photograph

(Riddles), 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

(Photo Shoot), 1961-67   

(Photo Shoot), 1961-67   
Archival Pigment Print
26 3/4 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

(Man and Fence), 1961-67   

(Man and Fence), 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Accepted Invitation (Wallace Berman), 1961-67   

Accepted Invitation (Wallace Berman), 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Arrow Market, 1961-67   

Arrow Market, 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Boy with Ice Block, Alan Kaprow’s Fluids, 1967   

Boy with Ice Block, Alan Kaprow’s Fluids, 1967   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Brooke and Dennis (silver frame), 1965   

Brooke and Dennis (silver frame), 1965   
Archival Pigment Print
26 3/4 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Brooke Hayward (In Dreams), 1963   

Brooke Hayward (In Dreams), 1963   
Archival Pigment Print
40 x 26 3/4 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

David Hemmings (with Lips), 1961-67   

David Hemmings (with Lips), 1961-67   
Archival Pigment Print
26 3/4 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Dennis and Brooke, 1962   

Dennis and Brooke, 1962   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Gas War, 1961-67   

Gas War, 1961-67   
Archival Pigment Print
36 3/4 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Girl with Glass, Paris, 1961-67   

Girl with Glass, Paris, 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Hands, Writing, 1961-67   

Hands, Writing, 1961-67   
Archival Pigment Print
26 3/4 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Henry Geldzahler and Jeff Goodman, 1961-67   

Henry Geldzahler and Jeff Goodman, 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Janice Rule (with ruler), 1961-67   

Janice Rule (with ruler), 1961-67   
Archival Pigment Print
26 3/4 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Jean Tinguely with Sprinkler, 1963   

Jean Tinguely with Sprinkler, 1963   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Joint, 1961-67    Archival Pigment Print

Joint, 1961-67   
Archival Pigment Print
26 3/4 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Josef Albers, 1964   

Josef Albers, 1964   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Kissing Booth, 1961-67   

Kissing Booth, 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Margarita, 1961-67    Silver Gelatin Photograph

Margarita, 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

On the Road, 1961-67   

On the Road, 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Peter Fonda and Robert Walker Jr. (with peacock), 1965   

Peter Fonda and Robert Walker Jr. (with peacock), 1965   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Sandy Dennis and George Segal, 1965   

Sandy Dennis and George Segal, 1965   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Self Portrait (with Double Cigarette), 1961-67   

Self Portrait (with Double Cigarette), 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Set Photographer (Cool Hand Luke), 1967   

Set Photographer (Cool Hand Luke), 1967   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Shebang (Terry Southern), 1961-67   

Shebang (Terry Southern), 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Stephanie Powers and Robert Walker Jr., 1961-67   

Stephanie Powers and Robert Walker Jr., 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Street Scene (La Cienega and Rosewood Ave., Los Angeles), 1961-67   

Street Scene (La Cienega and Rosewood Ave., Los Angeles), 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

The Factory (Gerard Malanga), 1963   

The Factory (Gerard Malanga), 1963   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Two Glasses, 1961-67   

Two Glasses, 1961-67   
Archival Pigment Print
26 3/4 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Waiting for Dailies, 1961-67   

Waiting for Dailies, 1961-67   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 10
Estate Stamped, titled, dated, numbered, Signed by Estate Executor verso
Signed by Marin Hopper

Press Release

Dennis Hopper: In Dreams

January 23, 2020 through February 29, 2020

 

Opening Reception

Thursday, Thursday 23, 7 – 9pm

 

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is proud to present Dennis Hopper: In Dreams, an exhibition of works that connect Hopper’s role as an actor, husband, father and photographer.  Our exhibition in conjunction with the newly published book of the same name (by Damiani Publications) affirms the restless energy and curiosity of Hopper’s eye, as well as his unique place in the culture of 1960s America.

Referencing Roy Orbison’s song by the same name, famously featured in David Lynch’s film, Blue Velvet, In Dreams includes appearances by famous faces such as Andy Warhol, Peter Fonda, and Wallace Berman, which are intimately interwoven with Hopper’s peripatetic life and his daily use of the camera. While Hopper was very much an insider—at ease with the celebrities and artists of his day— this new engagement with his archive reveals that, like many photographers, Hopper was also in some ways an outsider, an observer.  Famous himself, but also an observer: it’s this unique duality that allowed Hopper to view the world in his distinctive way.

Filmmaker, actor and artist Dennis Hopper (1936–2010) first appeared on television in 1954 and spent the next five decades both in front of and behind the camera. In 1969, Hopper co-wrote, directed and acted in the film Easy Rider, forever changing the face of American cinema. During the years leading up to the making of “Easy Rider”, Dennis was photographing at a fanatical pace.

Hopper ardently dedicated more than five decades of his life to artistic expression-- exploring the mediums of photography, painting, sculpture, film, and installation. His first show of photographs, which makes up the “Lost Album” today, was held at the Ft. Worth Museum in the early 1970’s - and became a legendary exhibition.

In the role of artist and collector Hopper worked and socialized with the artistic avant-garde, constantly exchanging ideas and influencing one another’s work.  As a photographer, his output was particularly concentrated in the 1960s; the Nikon camera his wife Brooke Hayward gifted him hung so prominently around his neck that friends jokingly called him “the tourist.” Before his passing he remarked, “while people will always remember me as an actor and for Easy Rider - I want to be remembered as a photographer, not just as an actor who took pictures”.

Since Hopper’s passing in May of 2010, his artwork continues to be in demand in the private and public contemporary art realms. Hopper is not only a fixture of the Hollywood landscape his photography captured, but also the essence of the unique Los Angeles cityscape good and bad, raw and glamorous.

The new book, Dennis Hopper: In Dreams: Scenes from the Archive (Damiani, 132 pages; $49.95) is available for purchase at the gallery while supplies last.

Press Photographs Available on Request