Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood

Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood

Thursday 12 November 2009 - Sunday 25 April 2010

Open daily 10am - 6pm
Full $17 Concession $12
Family $50 (2 adults, 2 children) Each extra child $8

View trailer
Take a tour through the exhibition
Watch the video introduction by Dennis Hopper
See the photos from opening night

Special exhibition events

An icon of American counter-culture. The art and film that defined a generation.

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.

Original exhibition produced by the Cinémathèque Française in association with Dennis Hopper, Easy Rider Productions. Indemnification for this exhibition is provided by the Victorian Government.

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