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Photographs by Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album

Irving Blum and Peggy Moffitt, 1964, Photograph by Dennis Hopper
Irving Blum and Peggy Moffitt, 1964, Photograph by Dennis Hopper

Gagosian Gallery in New York City is currently showing photographs from The Lost Album of the late actor/director Dennis Hopper. The Lost Album comprises over 400 black and white photographs taken between 1961 and 1967. Hopper’s first wife Brooke Hayward gave him a Nikon camera for his birthday in 1961.

According to the gallery:

The Lost Album reveals casual portraits of artistic luminaries (Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg), leading actors (Jane Fonda, Paul Newman, John Wayne), and mythic musicians (James Brown, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane), as well as stirring images of the Civil Rights Movement. There are also hippie gatherings, the Apollo 11 lunar landing, Mexican bullfights, and catchy advertisements for popular cars, soft drinks, and newspapers.

The Lost Album exhibition opened May 7, 2013 and continues through June 22, 2013. Contact Gagosian Gallery for additional information.

Paul Newman, 1964, Photograph by Dennis Hopper
Paul Newman, 1964, Photograph by Dennis Hopper

Several books have been published of Dennis Hopper’s early photographs, including: Dennis Hopper Out of the Sixties (1986); 1712 North Crescent Heights: Dennis Hopper Photographs 1962-1968(2001); Dennis Hopper: Photographs, 1961-1967 (2009); Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album – Vintage Prints From the Sixties (2012).

Related blog posts:

Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera (June 27, 2015)

Dennis Hopper. The Fort Worth 400 in Santa Monica (March 3, 2012)

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

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