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Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album--Vintage Prints from the Sixties Petra Giloy-Hirtz

Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album--Vintage Prints from the Sixties

Petra Giloy-Hirtz

Published June 25th 2014
ISBN : 9783791353487
Hardcover
244 pages
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A new edition of this successful book features an exciting collection of 400 vintage prints from the 1960s -- taken by Dennis Hopper and recently rediscovered -- that brilliantly documents the social, political, and creative highlights from aMoreA new edition of this successful book features an exciting collection of 400 vintage prints from the 1960s -- taken by Dennis Hopper and recently rediscovered -- that brilliantly documents the social, political, and creative highlights from a tumultuous era. Lying hidden away in Dennis Hoppers home until their discovery months after the artists death in 2010, this collection of spectacular photographs, exhibited in 1969-70 at the Fort Worth Art Center Museum, is a testament to Hoppers prolific and enormous talent behind the camera. These photographs are spontaneous, intimate, poetic, observant, and decidedly political. While some are portraits of figures within Hoppers circle of actor, artist, musician, and poet friends--including Jane Fonda, Paul Newman, and Robert Rauschenberg--they also include images from his extensive travels in Los Angeles, New York, London, and Mexico. Hoppers abiding support of the Civil Rights movement and social justice is evident in his shots from the march on Selma and Harlem street scenes. In images of beauty and stillness he transfers Abstract Expressionism into the artistic language of photography. Throughout this stunning volume Hoppers sensitive, keenly observant eye shines through, making it clear that he was a deeply committed chronicler of the events that were unfolding around him.