DENNIS HOPPER – AS A PHOTOGRAPHER
Did you know that the late great actor Dennis Hopper was also an avid photographer?
Together with the Museum of National History in Denmark, Better Moment’s Christian Nørgaard is proud to present this remarkable exhibition. More than 200 of Dennis Hopper’s most important black and white photographs on display. Experience the tumultuous sixties in the US through the lens of a man who was to leave his own indelible stamp on American cultural history.
In the early 1960’s Hopper’s photography took off. From DennisHopper.com:
As Hopper was denied work in film, he turned increasingly to his own artistic investigations. He started assembling objects with photographs (photo-assemblages) and conceptually questioning the relationships between “reality,” “illusion,” and “representation,” sometimes working under the guidance of assemblage artist Edward Kienholz.
“I was recording objects -in a photograph- and using the object the way it functioned, and then affixing the object itself to the record of the object, and using light and recreating the light of the real object, recreating the light in the gallery and having the record of the way it looked using natural light and raw canvas.”
Hopper became a key figure in the L.A. art scene in the early 1960s, and his black-and-white photographs of artist friends were used occasionally for posters and announcements for the Ferus Gallery or for the covers of the magazine Artforum.