Dennis Hopper dies aged 74

Julian Schnabel, 'Dennis Hopper', 1991

Dennis Hopper died today after a ten-year battle with cancer.   An established visual artist (and collector) as well as an actor and director, he was the subject of the recent exhibition, Dennis Hopper and The New Hollywood at ACMI in Melbourne.

Dennis Hopper, 'Double Standard', 1961

MOCA LA is embarking on a major survey of Hopper’s work entitled Dennis Hopper: Double Standard, curated by his friend and fellow artist/director Julian Schnabel.  It will be MOCA’s first exhibition under the directorship of former gallerist Jeffrey Deitch and was fast-tracked to open on July 11 to ensure Hopper’s full involvement.  While Hopper was able to participate in the selection of works, the show will now become a bittersweet memorial.

Dennis Hopper: Double Standard, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 250 South Grand Avenue, July 11 – September 26 2010

Dennis Hopper dies aged 74

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