Royal Academy of Arts with Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman, 1963

Photograph, 17.25 x 24.74 cm The Hopper Art Trust © Dennis Hopper, courtesy The Hopper Art Trust. www.dennishopper.com

Dennis Hopper captured the real moments!

Between 1961 and 67 Dennis Hopper took over 18,000 photographs, each one un-cropped, never touched. In this very short period of time Hopper became one of the great counterculture figures in this era of social and political change. He photographed the likes of Warhol, Hockney, Hell's Angels and hippies, he took his photography to the streets of Harlem, he wrote poetry, acted, directed, he was ground breaking. 

The exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Lost Album takes you through a personal diary of Hoppers take on life in the 60's. The exhibition is a collection of 400 black and white photographs lined around two gallery spaces, taking you on his journey. 

Hoppers photography is raw and defining, it is powerful and strong, I felt the deep meaning coming from the photographs, people on the streets staring directly into the Hoppers camera lens, he picked out the pain, the happiness, the laughter, the shouting and more.

The images grasp your attention immediately, engulfing you into the world of Dennis Hopper, which you can catch a glimpse of until 19 October 2014.

Dennis Hopper Double Standard, 1961

Photograph, 17.45 x 24.87 cm The Hopper Art Trust © Dennis Hopper, courtesy The Hopper Art Trust. www.dennishopper.com

Dennis Hopper Untitled (Blue Chip Stamps), 1961-67

Photograph, 24.97 x 17.12 cm The Hopper Art Trust © Dennis Hopper, courtesy The Hopper Art Trust. www.dennishopper.com

Posted on November 17, 2014 and filed under Art.