‘Dennis Hopper Double Standard’ a Whirlwind Experience

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“Dennis Hopper Double Standard,” MOCA’s first exhibition under the jurisdiction of Jeffrey Deitch, opens July 11, after a mere five-month period of assembly. This proves especially curious as most museum exhibitions can take up to five years to organize.

In an interview with the LA Times, however, Deitch explained that a number of Hopper’s works were being shipped to the museum from an exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. In addition, Hopper is lending some of his own kept early work to the exhibition.

Further aiding the museum, many of the actor/photographer’s pieces were done in editions, yielding multiples. Hopper’s work is also relatively easy to acquire, given that it was never housed in any major museums or purchased by any prominent collectors.

Fred Hoffman, who organized a show for Hopper at a Santa Monica gallery thirteen years ago, is listed as the show’s “curatorial consultant,” streamlining the show alongside curator Julian Schnabel.

Find the full story at the LA Times.

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