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Artist of the Month: Dennis Hopper on Art

No Comments 13 November 2012

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

No Comments 04 November 2012

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.


Wednesday Poem of the Week: Dennis Hopper reads If by Rudyard Kipling

No Comments 31 October 2012

A reading by our November Artist of the Month.

Dennis Hopper’s version is a bit off but he sure gives a solid performance.


If by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

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No Comments 15 September 2012

Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month: Christopher Hitchens

No Comments 11 September 2012

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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The Shade’s New Series – Artist of the Month!

No Comments 21 June 2012

Shade Enthusiasts,

We like art. Its a wonderful thing. Art appreciation can help you make friends, make enemies and certainly impress some girls along the way. All very important things to do in a life less ordinary. Just look what it did for Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.

Believe it or not The Shade staff does leave the office from time to time to pursue our interests. And sometimes we find some cool stuff. That said we’d like to announce a new series coming to The Shade entitled Artist of the Month. Its a somewhat lackadaisical way for us to keep YOU informed on shit we’re into.

Throughout the month we’ll be highlighting different aspects of the artists for your intellectual and recreational amusement. You might pick some nuggets of information to drop in conversation or you might be compelled to throw up. Either way make sure to cite sources appropriately.

Stay tuned as T.W. will be announcing our July Artist of the Month shortly

The Shade Mgmt.

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