Paris Cinémathèque, located in the beautiful building designed by Frank Gehri, is showing a retrospective of films played or directed by Dennis Hopper ( first part up to December 1), and a temporary exhibition : Dennis Hopper and the new Hollywood.
All the works presented in this exhibition come from Dennis Hopper’s personal collection ans he was involved in their setting.
This picture of a room shows two photographic portraits of Dennis Hopper, framing a billboard size self-portrait (Self portrait at the porn stand – 1962 / 2000 for the billboard enlargement and painting), in front of a large canvas :
This very rich and varied exhibition gives another image of Dennis Hopper, besides the hippie byker of the cult film Easy Rider (which he directed in 1969) and his terrific performance of Frank Booth in David Lynch‘s Blue Velvet.(1986)
This Ready Made, Entrance (1963) is co-signed Marcel Duchamp/ Dennis Hopper.
The exhibition points out the close relation between New Hollywood and Pop Art.
Besides Hopper’s own production, his collection shows works by artists like Warhol and Basquiat, or Schnabel, who is also a film director, paintings by actors like Vigo Mortensen or Dean Stockwell.
And of course, precious film memories, like this gorgeous poster by B.L. Gary of Night Tide, an independant film directed by Curtis Harrington.
Or this autographed photo by Victor Skrebneski – who made many portraits of Dennis Hopper – showing Hopper sitting next to John Ford an John Huston. Historical and New Hollywood in the same bed in Palm Springs in 1971.
Exhibition Dennis Hopper et le Nouvel Hollywood, up to January 19, Monday to Saturday 12 to 19 (closed on Tuesday) , up to 22 on Thursday, Sunday 10 to 20, Cinémathèque Française, 51 rue de Bercy 75012 Paris, Metro Bercy. Price € 7. Information 33(0)1 71 19 33 33.
More information and Reservation on http://www.cinematheque.fr/