Dennis Hopper (A Keen Eye). Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker
Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 2001. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's stiff white paper wraps, original illustrated dust jacket.
Catalog published in conjunction with an exhibition presenting work by New Hollywood icon Dennis Hopper held at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 2000. While predominantly known for his extensive career in film as the auteur of Easy Rider and for his acting roles in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Blue Velvet (1986), Hopper was an active artist and collector throughout his life. This landmark retrospective of his visual art presented paintings, photographs, and assemblages Hopper produced from 1955, when he began his artistic practice in earnest through the encouragement of James Dean, to 2000. Includes text by eminent art historian and curator Rudi Fuchs and director and curator of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Jan Hein Sassen analyzing Hopper’s work along with his position within the Los Angeles avant-garde scene. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white plates. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #7066