Previously Unseen Dennis Hopper Photos Will Debut at London’s Royal Academy


Next year the U.K.’s Royal Academy of Arts will be the first institution to show a set of over 400 photographs by the late actor and artist Dennis Hopper, the Guardian reports. The show, which will be titled “Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album” and run June 26-August 25, 2014, will feature works found in boxes following Hopper’s death in 2010.

The new trove of photographs is a testament to “just how obsessively Hopper took photographs with a 35mm Nikon camera that his wife gave him after their house, with all his paintings in it, was destroyed by fire in 1961,” according to Royal Academy director of exhibitions Kathleen Soriano. In addition to the cast of artists photographed by Hopper, including Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, the works featured in the exhibition will feature “lots of hippies and Hells Angels,” Soriano promised.

— Benjamin Sutton (@bhsutton)

(Image: Dennis Hopper, “Double Standard,” 1961. © Dennis Hopper. Courtesy the Hopper Art Trust.)