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Upcoming: Dennis Hopper – “The Lost Album” @ Gagosian (New York)

Above image: © Dennis Hopper (Courtesy of The Dennis Hopper Art Trust) – “Irving Blum and Peggy Moffitt”, 1964, Gelatin-silver print mounted on board, 6 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (16.7 x 24.9 cm). Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery Tonight in New York, the Gagosian Gallery (980 Madison Avenue) will be presenting work from the late Dennis Hopper that has not been exhibited in the United States since 1970. The Lost Album includes photographs from the legendary American actor, filmmaker and artist taken during a period of […]

Banksy – “In the Event of a Divorce Cut Here” @ Christie’s “Dennis Hopper” Auction

Near the end of 2010, AM attended the afternoon session of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary auction (full results here.) This field trip was special in many ways for us. First, it served as the estate sale of legendary actor/collector Dennis Hopper’s impressive art collection with a chance for us to see many of the famous works he collected as we were shown in a video tour of his residence created before his passing. The second was to get a chance to bid on a unique variation of […]

Openings: “Come As You Are” @ PRISM

Last night, the PRISM gallery on the Sunset Strip hosted a group exhibition “Come As You Are” in conjunction with New Image Art and RVCA. Featuring an eclectic collection of artists across all genres, the show included Susanne Melanie Berry, Kelsey Brookes (featured), Richard Colman (interviewed), Dennis Hopper, Ryan McGinness, Cleon Peterson, Clare Rojas, Craig Stecyk, Deanna Templeton, Ed Templeton and a video by Cheryl Dunn of Dash Snow as well as the three artists below. In particular, we liked the pieces by Os Gemeos […]

Preview: “Come As You Are” @ Prism Gallery

Looks like Prism Gallery is about to drop some bombs on LA. This Thursday, they are hosting the opening (7-9pm) of “Come As You Are”. This group show has a line-up of heavy hitters like Os Gemeos, Kelsey Brookes, Clare Rojas, Clayton Brothers, Cleon Peterson, Susanne Melanie Berry, Richard Colman, Cheryl Dunn, Dennis Hopper, Craig Steeyk, Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton. Have a peek at more Os Gemeos goodness after the jump.
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Openings: Dennis Hopper – “Double Standard” @ MOCA

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 […]

Dennis Hopper: Artist / Photographer / Filmmaker / Actor – Dies at 74

Dennis Hopper died today in Venice, CA, at the age of 74, due to prostate cancer. Though known to much of the world as an award-winning actor and filmmaker, Hopper was also an accomplished photographer and sculptor, as well as serious art collector. In fact, he purchased one of Andy Warhol’s first Campbell Soup Can paintings in Los Angeles for $75. Hopper was a frequent visitor to Warhol’s Factory and appeared in many of his art films. Hopper’s photographic work was prolific and well-regarded. So […]

Video: Dennis Hopper on Art

In this short from 2007, Dennis Hopper shares his passion for art collecting and gives a guided tour of his personal collection.   Hopper, who befriended many of contemporary art’s greats starting in the 1950’s, has an impressive collection of both paintings and anecdotes featuring such luminaries as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf.  Enjoy!