Dennis Hopper's Photographs Go on Exhibit - Yes, That Dennis Hopper
You may know him from 'Easy Rider,' 'Rumble Fish,' 'Hoosiers,' or even 'Speed.' Dennis Hopper is a Hollywood legend, but it's his photography, he says, that kept him sane during his early years.
"I never made a cent from these photos," said Hopper. "They cost me money but kept me alive. They were the only creative outlet I had for these years until 'Easy Rider." After 'Rebel Without a Cause,' Hopper found it difficult to get work thanks to his reputation, but he didn't stop creating art.
Hopper is in poor health now, and is suffering from terminal prostate cancer, but he'll get a chance to see his photographs on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (MOCA). "We're rushing this exhibition because Dennis is ailing," said MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch. "I wanted him to be able to participate in the selection of works."