When Dennis Hopper's radical road movie Easy Rider was released in 1969, it signalled a cultural revolution. Revved up to a rockin' soundtrack, it broke new ground in its depiction of drug use on screen. Heralding the birth of 'New Hollywood', the film became a banner for a generation notorious for its anti-establishment and counter-cultural values.
Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood retraces the paradoxes that emerged in an America undergoing cultural, social and political transformation - from pop culture to suburban subculture, from psychedelia to beat poetry, from disillusionment to rebellion.
This expansive exhibition brings together Hopper's own photography and film work as a director and actor with his exceptional private collection of contemporary art, including paintings, photographs and sculptures by artists such as Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Jenny Holzer.