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Dennis Hopper

In Dreams

January 23 – March 21, 2020

Dennis Hopper
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Brooke Hayward (In Dreams), 1963   
Kissing Booth, 1961-67   
Gas War, 1961-67   
Self Portrait (with Double Cigarette), 1961-67   
Accepted Invitation (Wallace Berman), 1961-67   
Brooke Hayward (Robert Walker Jr. Photo Shoot), 1964   
Dennis and Brooke, 1962   
Stephanie Powers and Robert Walker Jr., 1961-67   
Jane Fonda (target practice beach) Malibu, 1965   
Malibu, 1964    Silver Gelatin Photograph
David Hemmings (with Lips), 1961-67   
Willie, 1963    Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 10
Waiting for Dailies, 1961-67   
Only on Sunday, 1961-67   
Sandy Dennis and George Segal, 1965   
Brooke and Dennis (silver frame), 1965   
Street Scene (La Cienega and Rosewood Ave., Los Angeles), 1961-67   
Henry Geldzahler and Jeff Goodman, 1961-67   
Joint, 1961-67    Archival Pigment Print
Martha Hayer, Sons of Katie Elder, 1965   
Girl with Glass, Paris, 1961-67   
On the Road, 1961-67   
Peter Fonda and Robert Walker Jr. (with peacock), 1965   
Set Photographer (Cool Hand Luke), 1967   
Watts (Lips), (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1962   
Bad Heart (Downtown Los Angeles), (Later Print made in Artist's Lifetime), 1961   
Untitled (Hollywood's Largest Toy Shop with fallen woman), (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1965   
Coca Cola Sign (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1961-67   
James Brown (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1964   
Buffalo Springfield (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1967   
The Greatful Dead (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1967    
The Byrds (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1965   
Peter Fonda (with Edward G.), (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1964   
Forest Lawn  Last Supper (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1964   
Jasper Johns (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1964   
The Factory (Andy in Mirror), (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1963   
Robert Rauschenberg (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1966   
Andy Warhol (with Flower), 1963   
Bruce Conner Physical Services (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1964   
George Herms (with daughter), (Later Print, made in Artist's Lifetime), 1962   
John Altoon, (Later Print, made in Artist's Lifetime), 1964   
Llyn Foulkes (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1964   
Terry Southern and Robert Fraser (on beach in Malibu), (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1965   
Niki de Saint Phalle (standing), (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1963   
Larry Bell, (Later Print, made in Artist's Lifetime), 1964   
Jean Tinguely (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1963   
Bruce Conner (in tub), Toni Basil, Teri Garr and Ann Marshall, (Later Print, made in Artist's Lifetime), 1965   
Robert Irwin (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1962   
Ed Kienholz (with mannequin head), (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1963   
Biker (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1967   
Biker Couple (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1967   
Jasper Johns (in studio), (Later Print, made in Artist's lifetime), 1964   
Irving Blum and Peggy Moffitt (Later Print made in Artist's lifetime), 1964   
Double Standard, 1961   
Robert Rauschenberg Performance, (on wheels), (Later Print, made in Artist's lifetime), 1966   
Jasper Johns and Irving Blum (Later Print, made in Artist's lifetime), 1964   
Hands, Writing, 1961-67   
Two Glasses, 1961-67   
Margarita, 1961-67    Silver Gelatin Photograph
Josef Albers, 1964   
Shebang (Terry Southern), 1961-67   
Arrow Market, 1961-67   
Jean Tinguely with Sprinkler, 1963   

Press Release

Dennis Hopper: In Dreams

January 23, 2020 through March 21, 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