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Dennis Hopper. The Fort Worth 400 in Santa Monica

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Photograph by Dennis Hopper
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Photograph by Dennis Hopper

An exhibition of photographs from the 1960s by actor/director Dennis Hopper opens today at Craig Krull Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California. The exhibition, titled The Fort Worth 400, consists of the original collection of over four hundred vintage 6×9” photographs that were included in Dennis Hopper’s 1970 exhibition organized by Henry T. Hopkins for the Fort Worth Art Center Museum. The gallery says that the exhibit includes Hopper’s “iconic images of artists, film stars, musicians, poets, bikers, beatniks, hippies, and civil rights marchers.” In the essay for Dennis Hopper’s book, Out of the Sixties, Michael McClure wrote, “There are no portraits here. These are not portraits….It’s all in the air like a ball tossed from the hand.”

Concurrent with the Dennis Hopper exhibition is an exhibition of photographs by Jerry McMillan. The gallery says, it is by coincidence that Hopper was exhibited concurrently with Jerry McMillan at Forth Worth as well. The exhibition continues through April 7th, 2012.

Beauty School, Photograph by Dennis Hopper
Beauty School, Photograph by Dennis Hopper

In 2009 Dennis Hopper released a book of his early photographs Dennis Hopper: Photographs, 1961-1967.

Related blog posts:

Photographs by Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album (May 10, 2013)

My Visit to Dennis Hopper Double Standard at MOCA LA (August 7,  2010)

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