Seminal photographer and Hollywood star Dennis Hopper (1936-2010) re-invented the iconography of the lens to document both social upheaval in the Western world, and the contemporary condition of America emerging through subcultures and modernist pioneers such as Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. Both socially engaged and critically aware, the images provide an intimate view of changing political undercurrents. “I think Dennis’ work is much less driven by celebrity, and much more driven by aesthetics and composition.” – Co-curator, Sam Mellon.
Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album runs until 1 September at Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles. For more information: www.kohngallery.com
1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dennis Hopper Photography. (1965). Courtesy of Kohn Gallery.