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  • Artist Biography

    Dennis Hopper

    American • 1936 - 2010

    Dennis Hopper, while perhaps most well-known for his film accomplishments, was a prolific photographer, painter and sculptor. Hopper's painting style ranged from Abstract Impressionism to Photorealism and often included references to his cinematic work. His photography, which began in the 1960s when he shot for Vogue and other magazines, most famously captured intimate portraits of celebrities including Jane Fonda and Andy Warhol.

    Also in the 1960s, Hopper began painting and collecting Pop art. Over the course of his lifetime, he amassed a formidable array of modern and contemporary art by the likes of Julian Schnabel, Ed Ruscha, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Robin Rhode. His own work has been shown in solo or group exhibitions around the world including at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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Property from a Private Canadian Collection

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Biker Couple

1961/2009
Gelatin silver print, on photo paper, with full margins, from the deluxe art edition with the accompanying book Dennis Hopper. Photographs 1961–1967, including illustrations of the artist's photographs and essays by Dennis Hopper, Walter Hopps, Victor Bockris and Jessica Hundley, all contained in the original cloth-covered clamshell box.
I. 8 x 12 in. (20.3 x 30.5 cm)
S. 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

The photograph signed in black ink on the reverse and numbered 36/100 in black ink on a label affixed to the reverse (there were also 25 artist's proofs), the book signed by the artist in blue ink on the title page, copy 36 of 1,600 and 250 artist's proofs, published by Taschen, New York.

Estimate
$1,800 - 2,400 

Sold for $1,375

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New York Auction 26 October 2016