Dennis Hopper

Signs of the Times

September 12 - October 24, 2009

Artist Bio
Press Release

Dennis Hopper

Signs of the Times
September 12 - October 24, 2009

The Tony Shafrazi Gallery is pleased to announce

September 12 - October 24, 2009

DENNIS HOPPER: SIGNS OF THE TIMES will include a vast selection of the artist's iconic 1960s photographs, twelve enormous and never-seen-before "billboard paintings," and select video excerpts from Hopper's extensive body of work as an actor and director in film and television.

The Tony Shafrazi Gallery is also pleased to announce the
publication of a large scale 546 page fully illustrated book,


published by TASCHEN

Having worked on this ambitious project for eighteen years, from more than ten thousand photographs, four hundred images have been selected that represent the most impressive and thorough body of work by Dennis Hopper, half of which have not been published before. The book is edited with an introductory essay by Tony Shafrazi, with additional fully illustrated brilliant texts by the legendary West Coast art pioneer Walter Hopps. An extensive biography by Jessica Hundley incorporates many excerpts from interviews with prominent artists and friends conducted by Victor Bockris, and in addition includes a complete illustrated filmography.

A legendary icon at the epicenter of many decades of exciting
innovation and cultural upheaval, Hopper documented the likes of Ike and Tina Turner, Phil Spector, Neil Young, Crosby Stills and Nash, Paul Newman, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol and Martin Luther King
and the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery- Alabama.

This large scale hardcover 546 page book measures
17.3” x 13” inches comes in two editions. The first edition is
limited to 1,500 numbered and signed copies.
The second is an art edition of only 100 hardcover copies with an original photographic print numbered and signed by Dennis Hopper.

For more information about the new book, please CLICK THE LINK BELOW