Jeffrey Deitch’s Tribute to Dennis Hopper

Jeffrey Deitch’s new directorial gig at MOCA officially begins tomorrow, but at least one exhibition at the L.A. museum has been in the works for months now. Said to be fast-tracked due to the actor and artist’s declining health, Dennis Hopper Double Standard will open posthumously July 11. Spanning nearly 50 years, the Julian Schnabel-curated survey is slated to feature sculpture, painting, film installation and photography, including the 1961 car windshield shot from which the show takes its name. According to the L.A. Times, a number of the works from a recently shuttered Hopper exhibition will be shipped from Australia, and the museum will also cull from the Easy Rider’s personal holdings. Suffice it to say a few of those pieces will now wind up chez Deitch in MOCA’s permanent collection.


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