Dennis Hopper was not only one of Hollywood’s most charismatic actors and directors, he also was a painter and photographer. On 20 September, the Martin Gropius Bau opens an exhibition featuring more than 400 of his photographs that have never been shown in Europe before. Check out a small preview after the jump.
In his photography, Dennis Hopper was a careful observer, reflecting what he saw in a spontaneous, intimate and poetic way. He also documented his surroundings: the dynamic and vibrant American art scene of the 1960s. On the other hand his pictures do have a distinct political dimension. Looking at these pictures, we travel back in time to one of the most interesting periods in American history.
Credits: 1) James Rosenquist, 1964. 2) Double Standard, 1961. 3) Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney, and Jeff Goodman, 1963. 4) Andy Warhol and Members of The Factory (Gregory Markopoulos, Taylor Mead, Gerard Malanga, Jack Smith), 1963. 5) Niki de Saint Phalle (kneeling), 1963. 6) Paul Newman, 1964. © for all pictures: The Dennis Hopper Trust, Courtesy of The Dennis Hopper Trust