Dennis Hopper - Los Angeles Times

Dennis Hopper - Los Angeles Times

The late actor Dennis Hopper is remembered for a lot of things. There is the volatile hippie he portrayed in “Easy Rider,” the 1969 counterculture classic he also directed. And there’s his depiction of an unhinged Frank Booth in David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” in 1986.

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Dennis Hopper - Architectural Digest

Dennis Hopper - Architectural Digest

Dennis Hopper’s The Lost Album, a collection of the late actor’s poignant black-and-white photography on view now at L.A.’s Kohn Gallery through September 1, was made possible by two key actors: his Rebel Without a Causecostar James Dean, who encouraged him to try his hand behind the camera (albeit as a director), and his first wife, Brooke Hayward, who bought him a Nikon mirror flex in 1961.

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Dennis Hopper - LA Weekly

Dennis Hopper - LA Weekly

Before he ruined Sandra Bullock’s commute by strapping a bomb to a city bus; before he maniacally inhaled gas from a plastic mask, morphing into one of David Lynch’s most sadistic, unhinged villains; and before he donned a hippie headband, straddled a custom chopper and rode easy with Peter Fonda across the American West, Dennis Hopper too

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Dennis Hopper - Los Angeles Times

Dennis Hopper - Los Angeles Times

Dennis Hopper, “The Lost Album,” at Kohn Gallery. In addition to being an actor, Hopper was a devoted photographer, who, for a period of 10 years, principally through the ‘60s, carried his camera with him wherever he went. In the process, he captured scenes on the street, celebrities at rest and his artist friends (figures such as Ed Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston).

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Dennis Hopper - Artnet

Dennis Hopper - Artnet

Dennis Hopper’s Lost Album, a trove of photographs taken by the artist and Hollywood star throughout the 1960s, is coming home to Los Angeles, where the entire group of over 400 images will go on display at Kohn Gallery.

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Dennis Hopper - The Wall Street Journal

Dennis Hopper - The Wall Street Journal

Dennis Hopper often talked about his first photography show when he was alive. The exhibition of 400 black-and-white photos, shot between 1961-1967, took place in 1970 at the Fort Worth Art Center in Texas. It was an achievement that remained to him since, despite his prolific acting career, Hopper increasingly wished to be remembered as a photographer by the end of his life.

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Dean Byington - Artillery

Dean Byington - Artillery

Simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar, utopian and dystopian, Dean Byington’s complex canvases are the result of a meticulously refined process that is both digital and analog. Byington begins by collaging photocopies of his own drawings in parallel with fragments from 18th and 19th Century prints. 

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Joe Goode - LALA

Joe Goode in LALA

Dean Byington - KPCC

Dean Byington - KPCC

“I have my impulses,” says the bearded, sturdy painter Dean Byington, gesturing at his nine immense black and white canvases in “Theory of Machines’’ at the Kohn Gallery. Looking at the pictures, you think, “These impulses are deeply sublimated.” 

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Ori Gersht - Guggenheim

From his London studio, artist Ori Gersht describes his practices in analogue and digital photography, filmmaking, and editing, and the environment in which he produces work. He highlights some of his still life works, including Pomegranate and Big Bang, which illuminate the use of particular exposure lengths and pictorial qualities, and which focus on depictions of violence. Gersht also discusses his work in terms of truth, materiality, and abstraction, describing his studio as a personal oasis.

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Dean Byington - Juxtapoz

Dean Byington - Juxtapoz

Dean Byington's work references religious conflict and terrorism in the Middle East and Western Europe alongside the damage wrought by human processes such as climate change and urban sprawl into previously uninhabited regions. On view at his new solo exhibition at Kohn Gallery will be the painting, Theory Of Machines (Grand Saturn), the third and most complex version of the Saturn series, which engages with issues of humanity’s impact on the world

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Joe Goode - KPCC

Joe Goode - KPCC

One of Joe Goode’s fond memories of the New York art scene of the '60s was when the great Andy Warhol invited him to dinner at “my favorite restaurant.”  Goode, who was then so poor he had hitchhiked to Manhattan, was dazzled. Would it be Grenouille or maybe the Cote Basque, where Truman Capote nestled among  his entourage of millionaire fashionistas?

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Lita Albuquerque @ Desert X

Lita Albuquerque @ Desert X

For DesertX, Lita Albuquerque chose to work at The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands Center & Gardens because of its history as a gathering place. An oasis within the desert, Sunnylands perhaps is best known as the Camp David of the West, frequently hosting Presidential vacations, retreats and summits

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Lita Albuquerque - KCET

Lita Albuquerque - KCET

Part Kubrickian, part Wilsonian (as in Robert), with a nod to Isadora Duncan, Lita Albuquerque’s “hEARTH,” a performance installation created with her daughter Jasmine Albuquerque and composer Kristen Toedtman, on view at Sunnylands Center and Gardens (the former Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage), served as a kind of prequel to outdoor exhibition Desert X 2017.

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