'Double Standard' 1961. Image by Dennis Hopper © Dennis Hopper, courtesy of The Hopper Art Trust www.dennishopper.com.
Nikon UK is pleased to announce its sponsorship of a photography exhibition titled, Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album to be hosted at the Royal Academy of Arts in London this summer.
The exhibition will present more than four hundred original photographs taken between 1961 and 1967 by Dennis Hopper, the American actor, film director, and artist. The photographs were personally selected and edited by Hopper for his first major exhibition at the Fort Worth Art Center in Texas in 1970, and the vintage prints were only re-discovered after his death in 2010. This will be the first time that this body of work will be seen in the UK.
Although not formally trained as an artist, Dennis Hopper created paintings and assemblages throughout his career and during the 1960s dedicated himself to taking photographs with a Nikon F camera given to him by his future wife Brooke Hayward.
Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager at Nikon UK, comments: “Hopper shot some fantastic images that reflected a personal perspective of an interesting period in history. Knowing that Hopper shot his work on a Nikon camera, with no formal training is truly inspirational and we look forward to celebrating his work with support of the exhibition this summer.”
For more information on the exhibition, take a look at the Royal Academy website.