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Andy Warhol
Born 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA
Died 1987 in New York, NY
Dennis Hopper, 1970
synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Museum Purchase, Enid and Crosby Kemper and William T. Kemper Acquisition Fund and Gift of the R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust and Foundation
2002.16
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Warhol, more than any other artist, stands for Pop Art in the public imagination. In his vast body of work—which includes paintings, objects, and underground films—he chronicled contemporary American culture and news events. Well known for his impersonal depictions of consumer products, he also celebrated celebrity in many of his works. Here, Warhol captures the writer/director/actor Dennis Hopper at the zenith of his career, just after he had directed and starred in the 1969 film Easy Rider.