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The Resource Dennis Hopper : colors, the polaroids, essay by Aaron Rose

Dennis Hopper : colors, the polaroids, essay by Aaron Rose

Label
Dennis Hopper : colors, the polaroids
Title
Dennis Hopper
Title remainder
colors, the polaroids
Statement of responsibility
essay by Aaron Rose
Title variation
Colors, the polaroids
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After losing himself in Taos, New Mexico, for 15 years, Dennis Hopper (1936--2010) returned to Los Angeles in the mid-'80s. In 1987, on the verge of directing Colors, Hopper made use of a Polaroid camera to document gang graffiti in Los Angeles. He was particularly drawn to the abstract shapes of overlapping paint that appeared when graffiti had been covered up or written over, reminding him, he said, "that art is everywhere in every corner that you choose to frame and not just ignore and walk by." The Polaroids presented for the first time in this book are proof of that observation. Hopper firmly considered himself an "abstract expressionist and action painter by nature, and a Duchampian finger pointer by choice," subscribing wholeheartedly to the idea that "the artist of the future will merely point his finger and say it's art--and it will be art." In turning the instantaneous, disposable nature of the medium of Polaroid film into pictures as deliberate and final as an image achieved by an artist painting on canvas, these images represent the first part of Hopper's journey back to the world of photography, picking up where he had left off so many years before. This book is in many ways a companion to Drugstore Camera (2015), also edited and designed by Michael Schmelling, which presented Hopper's personal photographs taken in Taos, New Mexico. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
C3L
Dewey number
779
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR654
LC item number
.H654 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Dennis Hopper : colors, the polaroids, essay by Aaron Rose
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Principally reproductions of photographs
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 x 24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9788862084765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962816036
  • ucoclc962816036
Label
Dennis Hopper : colors, the polaroids, essay by Aaron Rose
Publication
Copyright
Note
Principally reproductions of photographs
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 x 24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9788862084765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962816036
  • ucoclc962816036

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