The exhibition traces the evolution of Hopper’s artistic output and features more than 200 works spanning his prolific 60-year career in a range of media, including an early painting from 1955; photographs, sculpture, and assemblages from the 1960s; paintings from the 1980s and ’90s; graffiti-inspired wall
constructions and large-scale billboard paintings from the 2000s; his most recent sculptures; and film installations.
Dennis Hopper: Double Standard, 1961
gelatin silver print
© Dennis Hopper, image courtesy of the artist and Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
The title of the exhibition is taken from Hopper’s iconic 1961 photograph of the two Standard Oil signs seen through an automobile windshield at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, and North Doheny Drive on historic Route 66 in Los Angeles. The image was reproduced on the invitation for Ed Ruscha’s second solo exhibition at Ferus Gallery in 1964. Dennis Hopper Double Standard is curated by Julian Schnabel.
Dennis Hopper (17 May 1936, Dodge City, Kansas – 29 May 2010, Los Angeles) was a Hollywood legend, actor, director, and artist. He directed numerous films including Easy Rider (1969), The Last Movie (1971), and Colors (1988), and acted in many more including Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Giant (1956), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Apocalypse Now (1979), Blue Velvet (1986), Hoosiers (1987), Speed (1994), and Basquiat (1996).
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