Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper at MoCA

Article: Dennis Hopper at MoCA

Double Standard, 1961
Dennis Hopper may be best remembered as an actor in roles like the nitrous oxide-sucking Frank Booth in BLUE VELVET (1986) or the mind warped photojournalist in APOCALYPSE NOW (1976) or free-wheeling Billy opposite Peter Fonda in EASY RIDER (1969), which Hopper also directed, but all throughout his busy career in cinema there wasn’t often a time when he was without a camera around his neck. For the past 60 years Hopper worked as a visual artist in a variety of mediums, from paint and assemblage to photography, sculpture and film installations. Paying tribute to his life outside cinema, MoCA’s exhibit “Dennis Hopper Double Standard” is the first comprehensive survey of Hopper’s artistic career to be mounted by a North American museum.