Dennis Hopper - Photographs New York Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 17 October 2007, lot 106

  • Literature

    Hopper, "Standard Bullshit" Parkett, No. 18, p. 49; Francisc, Les Années Pop 1956-1968, pl. 62.83

  • Catalogue Essay

    Dennis Hopper’s interest in art began as an adolescent, after his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where attended Saturday art classes at the Kansas City Art Institute under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton. Arguably, it was the celebrated Regionalist’s work that inspired Hopper to turn his lens to the American social landscape. Hopper’s photographic oeuvre from the 1960s preceded his iconic “Easy Rider” movie from 1969, and could in many forms be regarded as having laid out the visual foundations for the movie. Organic, witty, playful, and candidly untamed, Hopper’s body of work, including Double Standard, not only provides a glimpse into a bygone era, but also a peek into one of the most innovative minds that came to define it.
    Hopper’s photography has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Center for Photographic Art, CA; the Centre Georges Pompidou, France; Moscow House of Photography, Russia; and Musée de l'Elysée, Switzerland, among others.

  • 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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Double Standard

Gelatin silver print.
16 1/8 x 23 7/8 in. (41 x 60.6 cm).
Signed and numbered 11/15 in pencil on the verso.

$25,000 - 35,000 


14 Nov 2009
New York