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Artist of the Month: Dennis Hopper on Art

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Full Version of Feature about Artist and Actor Dennis Hopper discusses his passion for collecting modern art. Shot on location in his LA home. Directed and Produced by Kimberly M. Wang of Eardog Productions

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November Artist of the Month – Dennis Hopper

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Beautiful People,

I’m happy to announce that our November Artist of the Month is Dennis Hopper. Over his illustrious film career he’s been nominated for several Academy Awards, several Palme d’Awards and starred as Deacon, the one-eyed nemesis of Kevin Costner in Waterworld. He’s an accomplished actor, filmmaker, photographer, sculptor and he has consistently demonstrated great choices about haircuts.

One of the things that impressed me most while perusing his dossier was that he was profiled in Better Home and Gardens as an up and coming photographer “to watch” in 1965.

One of my favorite excerpts from his wikipedia write up is as follows:

Hopper’s cocaine intake had reached three grams a day by this time period, complemented by an additional 30 beers, marijuana, and Cuba libres.

After staging a “suicide attempt” (really more of a daredevil act) in a coffin using 17 sticks of dynamite during an “art happening” at the Rice University Media Center (filmed by professor and documentary filmmaker Brian Huberman),and later disappearing into the Mexican desert during a particularly extravagant bender, Hopper entered a drug rehabilitation program in 1983.

Over the next month we’ll be showcasing the various talents of Mr. Hopper and if we can manage to adequately disparage Rip Torn in the process then so be it.

More to come,

The Shade Mgmt.

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Still More From The Shade’s AoM

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More From Our Artist Of The Month…

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Artist of the Month: Christopher Hitchens

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Over 15 minutes our Artist of the Month Christopher Hitchens takes it to Religion in only a way he can and only a way in which we can hope others will listen to.



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Artist of the Month Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Here we see a clip of Basquiat during his time with Andy Warhol.  Filmed in 1986

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Artist of the Month – Jean-Michel Basquiat

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One of a kind Jean-Michel Basquiat stormed onto the New York City art scene producing thousads of paintings and drawings. Over the course of July we will be serving up a healthy dose of Jean-Michael.  Come back and view his brilliant career.

In this video with paintings behind him you get a glimpse into his playful manner.

Untitled (Skull) 1984

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