July 25, 2014 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Friday, May 8 - Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hopper Curates - Larry Bell, Ron Cooper, Ronald Davis, Ken Price & Robert Dean Stockwell

Gallery: Ellis-Clark Taos Moderns Gallery

Hopper Curates: Larry Bell, Ron Cooper, Ronald Davis, Ken Price And Robert Dean Stockwell. Opening May 8th and on view in the Peter and Madeleine Martin Foundation Gallery through September 20th. Dennis Hopper’s Harwood exhibition Hopper Curates includes the work of five artists who by way of Los Angeles came to make Taos, New Mexico their home. These artists banded together in the early 1960’s, during a time when the number of serious artists in Los Angeles was minimal. Living in the same neighborhoods Bell, Cooper, Davis, Price and Stockwell frequented the same haunts and knew each other based on their chosen profession as artists. Dennis Hopper frequented the galleries where these artists were shown and became an important part of the energy being created in Los Angeles during that time. Hopper’s collection grew to include many early pieces from Bell, Price, Cooper and Davis. This exhibition features work from numerous private collections.

Concurrent exhibition: Hopper Photographs and Paintings

Read press release about Hopper and this exhibit.

This exhibit is part of Taos Summer of Love 2009, a community-wide celebration of the 40th anniversary of Easy Rider, the counterculture classic by Dennis Hopper. The film was partially shot in Taos in the late sixties.

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