Dennis Hopper & the New Hollywood Exhibition Catalogue
Published: 2009, originally published 2008
Publisher: Australian Centre for the Moving Image, La Cinémathèque Française, Flammarion
192pp; colour hardback
ISBN 978 2 08 030099 7
AU$69.95 (inc. GST)
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Dennis Hopper - a rebel with a cause called New Hollywood. The road movie Easy Rider (1969) was a huge commercial hit and a seminal film for the American new wave. In the United States that Hopper both depicted and embodied as a young man, rock music met with pop art, realism cohabited with psychedelic experience, and the producer-driven Hollywood of old caved into the demands of a new generation.
This work, accompanying an exhibition conceived and organised by the Cinémathèque Française, showcases masterpieces from Dennis Hopper's collection that encapsulate the American counterculture of the last forty years. From Andy Warhol to Ed Ruscha, from Roy Lichtenstein to Jean-Michel Basquiat, the selection, which also includes a number of Hopper's own paintings and photographs, brings to light the relationship between Hopper's artwork and his cinematographic career.