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Dennis Hopper : In Dreams

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The Fahey/Klein Gallery  presents Dennis Hopper: In Dreams, an exhibition of works that connect Hopper’s role as an actor, husband, father and photographer. The exhibition in conjunction with the newly published book of the same name (by Damiani) affirms the restless energy and curiosity of Hopper’s eye, as well as his unique place in the culture of 1960s America. Referencing Roy Orbison’s song by the same name, famously featured in David Lynch’s film, Blue Velvet, In Dreams includes appearances by famous faces such as Andy Warhol, Peter Fonda, and Wallace Berman, which are intimately interwoven with Hopper’s peripatetic life and his daily use of the camera. While Hopper was very much an insider—at ease with the celebrities and artists of his day— this new engagement with his archive reveals that, like many photographers, Hopper was also in some ways an outsider, an observer. Famous himself, but also an observer: it’s this unique duality that allowed Hopper to view the world in his distinctive way. Filmmaker, actor and artist Dennis Hopper (1936–2010) first appeared on television in 1954 and spent the...

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