Dennis Hopper the lost album

Burlington House, London, W1J 0BD
Admission: GBP 10 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 19/10/2014
Opening Times
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1000 - 1800
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 1800
Friday: 1000 - 2200
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
Closed 24-26 December. The visit for the permanent collection is guided. Tour are free and last an hour. From tuesday to saturday at 1 pm. No booking needed.
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  • Dennis Hopper
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  • Irving Blum and Peggy Moffitt
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Yes it's the same Dennis Hopper. The actor. The one from Easy Rider, he was not only an actor but a director, a poet and a photographer. From Hell’s Angels and hippies to the streets of Harlem, Hopper's photography powerfully captures American culture and life in the 1960s, a decade of progress, violence and enormous upheaval.

Dennis Hopper carved out a place in Hollywood history, with roles in classic films like Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, True Romance and Easy Rider. He is less well known, though no less respected, for his work as a photographer. This exhibition brings together over 400 images, taken during one of the most creative periods of his life in the 1960s. Every image you’ll see was chosen by Hopper himself for his first major exhibition in 1970 and is the vintage print he produced for that occasion.

This was a decade of huge social and political change, and Hopper was at the eye of the storm. With his camera trained on the world around him he captured Hell’s Angels and hippies, the street life of Harlem, the Civil Rights movement and the urban landscapes of East and West coast America. He also shot some of the biggest stars of the time from the worlds of art, fashion and music, from Andy Warhol to Paul Newman.

Together, these images are a fascinating personal diary of one of the great countercultural figures of the period and a vivid portrait of 1960s America.

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