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Clth, 9.25 x 8 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 49   

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Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera

Edited by Michael Schmelling. Introduction by Marin Hopper.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera</I>.Drugstore Camera feels like a stumbled-upon treasure, a disposable camera you forgot about and only just remembered to develop. Yet in this case the photographer is Dennis Hopper and the photographs, remarkably, are never before published. Shot in Taos, New Mexico, where Hopper was based following the production of Easy Rider in the late 60s, the series was taken with disposable cameras and developed in drugstore photo labs. This clothbound collection documents Hopper's friends and family among the ruins and open vistas of the desert landscape, female nudes in shadowy interiors, road trips to and from his home state of Kansas and impromptu still lifes of discarded objects. These images, capturing iconic individuals and wide-open Western terrain, create a captivating view of the 60s and 70s that combines political idealism and optimism with California cool.
Dennis Hopper (1936–2010) was born in Dodge City, Kansas. He first appeared on television in 1954 and quickly became a cult actor, known for films such as Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Easy Rider (1969), The American Friend (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), Blue Velvet (1986) and Hoosiers (1986). In 1988 he directed the critically acclaimed Colors. Hopper was also a prolific photographer and published now-classic portraits of celebrities such as Andy Warhol and Martin Luther King Jr. His works are housed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others.

Featured image is reproduced from Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Another Magazine

Hannah Lack

The collection is a bewitching time capsule of an era.

American Photo

Sara Cravatts

The presentation of the photographs in the book, with faded borders on absentmindedly-developed shots, calls attention to the physicality of the images themselves and gives them a certain familiarity. It is this familiarity that adds interest to the book, showing that the world through the eyes of a legend looks eerily similar to our own.

VanityFair.com

Alex Beggs

Flipping through the photo album in Drugstore Camera, out this month, you can feel the blinding glare of the sun in your eyes, the layer of sweat and dust forming on your skin. It’s an impulsive postcard from the late 60s, streaked with sex and sun-beckoning baby oil, and we can’t get enough of it.

New York Journal of Books

Richard Rivera

The photos themselves are black and white, modestly sized on a letter-size page, and handsomely bound. The hardcover binding is beautifully done with large black stamped letters of the title over a photo on the cover, back, and spine.

Sotheby's Magazine

Wendy Smith

Damiani's book is a small but revealing slice of Hopper's prodigious photographic output. These snapshots, taken with an Instamatic camera and processed at drugstore photo labs, celebrate the rugged landscape of Taos, New Mexico, where he moved in the late 1960s and is now buried. Surreal still lifes and casual photos of friends capture a free-form counterculture existence in which any division between art and life disappears.

loeildelaphotographie.com

The Editors

These images, capturing iconic individuals and wide-open Western terrain, create a captivating view of the 60s and 70s that combines political idealism and optimism with California cool.

Departures

Kareem Rashed

...a new book of Dennis's striking photos from his life in Taos.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

JESSE PEARSON | DATE 5/4/2015

Jesse Pearson on 'Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera' & 'Dennis Feldman: Hollywood Boulevard'

Jesse Pearson on 'Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera' & 'Dennis Feldman: Hollywood Boulevard'


It’s always nice to see the realities that existed behind the cultural fairy tales that get told about the past. The “dirt behind the daydream” (from the Gang of Four song “Ether”) is the phrase that always rings in my head when I think about the way that nostalgia can cloud and neuter older times, making it easier to classify them, file them away, and move forward.

The counterculture of the American 1960s is one of the most mythologized and misunderstood moments of recent history. The story generally deals in extreme contrasts. The Summer of Love versus the Manson Family murders; Woodstock versus Altamont. But it’s too easy to reduce a decade to only a series of huge events. The real life of any time is a day-to-day thing, and getting a chance to see into the past in a molecular way, now that we all know the broad strokes, is likely to teach us much more about days gone by than another History Channel program about hippies could.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/3/2015

Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera

Dennis Hopper: Photograph from Drugstore Camera

"Traveling by car is the only way to get around if you live in sunny California. In 1969, I got to drive with my dad, his then-girlfriend, a willowy Native-American beauty named Felicia, our friends Bob and Toby Rafelson and their kids, Julie and Peter, to a seemingly faraway place called Taos, N.M. My father had discovered Taos during one of his many scouting trips for Easy Rider, which he had shot the year before. My dad was 32. I was 6." So begins Marin Hopper's humbly glamorous essay in Damiani's new collection of her father's photographs made in and around Taos, New Mexico, in the 1960s and 70s. Made with disposable cameras and developed in drugstore labs, these black-and-white photographs capture friends, family, flirtations and the wide-open southwestern landscape. Astonishingly, they are published here for the first time. Join Marin Hopper and Vanity Fair Deputy Editor Mark Rozzo for a discussion of the work at the Strand Bookstore Thursday, June 4th at 7PM. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/4/2015

Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera

Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera Strand Bookstore Event with Marin Hopper

"My father, Dennis Hopper, believed that being on the road in search of something was very American. You had to keep moving forward no matter what. Ride into town, gunfight at high noon, then off into the sunset. Easy Rider, he said, was really a western with motorcycles instead of horses: bad boys, bikers and beads." So begins Marin Hopper's low-key but riveting essay in Damiani's new collection of her father's photographs made in and around Taos, New Mexico in the 1960s and 70s. Made with disposable cameras and developed in drugstore labs, these black-and-white photographs capture friends, family, flirtations and the wide-open southwestern landscape well before the current-day developers caught on. Astonishingly, they are published here for the first time. Join Marin Hopper and Vanity Fair Deputy Editor Mark Rozzo for a discussion of the work at the Strand Bookstore tonight at 7PM. continue to blog


DENNIS HOPPER MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Dennis Hopper: Colors, The Polaroids

DENNIS HOPPER: COLORS, THE POLAROIDS

Text by Aaron Rose.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862084765 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
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Dennis Hopper: Colors, The Polaroids

DENNIS HOPPER: COLORS, THE POLAROIDS

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862084888 | US $500.00

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
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Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera

DENNIS HOPPER: DRUGSTORE CAMERA

Edited by Michael Schmelling. Introduction by Marin Hopper.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862084031 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 5/26/2015
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Dennis Hopper: On the Road

DENNIS HOPPER: ON THE ROAD

Edited by José Lebrero Stals.

FUNDACIóN MUSEO PICASSO MáLAGA/LEGADO PAUL, CHRISTINE Y BERNARD RUIZ-PICASSO

ISBN: 9788494024948 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
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Dennis Hopper: A System Of Moments

DENNIS HOPPER: A SYSTEM OF MOMENTS

Edited by Peter Noever. Essays by Rudi Fuchs and Henry Hopkins.

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783775710305 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 9/2/2001
Out of print | Not Available


1712 North Crescent Heights: Dennis Hopper Photographs 1962-1968

1712 NORTH CRESCENT HEIGHTS: DENNIS HOPPER PHOTOGRAPHS 1962-1968

Edited by Marin Hopper. Introduction by Brooke Hayward. With a conversation with Dennis Hopper.

GREYBULL PRESS

ISBN: 9780967236650 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 10/2/2001
Out of print | Not Available


Dennis Hopper: Paintings, Photographs, Films

DENNIS HOPPER: PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, FILMS

Essay by Rudi Fuchs.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS/STEDELIJK MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM

ISBN: 9789056621957 | US $27.50

Pub Date: 4/2/2001
Out of print | Not Available


DENNIS HOPPER

DENNIS HOPPER

PRESTEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9783791352459 | US $60.00

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