The Jeffrey Deitch era at MOCA has officially begun with his first show as director of the esteemed institution – Dennis Hopper’s Double Standard. The retrospective, curated by Julian Schnabel and with assistance from dealer Tony Shafrazi, takes place at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary location and includes Hopper’s photographs, sculptures, films, and paintings, which included elements of pop, abstract expressionism, photorealism, and graffiti.
With the actor and artist’s recent death still fresh in the minds of everyone in attendance, the exhibition was a timely one and can be seen as a celebration of Hopper’s life and work. Many were able to see his life outside of film and view his formerly under-appreciated works, such as his observant shots of Los Angeles and California life and the fringes of society. The opening was DJ’d by Ed Ruscha’s son, Eddie Ruscha, and as expected, drew a large, stylish, and hip crowd
More images from the opening after the jump…
Dennis Hopper’s self-portrait