"Dennis HOPPER, one of Hollywood's last great cult figures, is mostly known for his de-piction of social outcasts in films such as 'Apocalypse Now' and as the director of classic films like 'Easy Rider'.
In addition, HOPPER has also made a name for himself as an artist and photographer. His photographic chronicle of America in the 6190s, a decade marked by awakening and rebellion, has by now become legendary.
'A System of Moments', a kaleidoscopic documentation of painting, photography, film and life, is the first comprehensive publication that takes into account the diverse activities of HOPPER's career of almost 50 years.
For the first time, recent photographic works that emerged after a long creative break in the 90s are also presented: large-format, mainly abstract pictures featuring urbane motifs, weirdly threatening clippings from graffiti-clad walls or dense textural pictures in rich colours with almost tactile surfaces." (publisher's note, © Hatje Cantz, 2002)
"Dokumentation von Malerei, Fotografie, Film und Leben. Erstmals werden auch neueste Fotoarbeiten gezeigt, die nach einer längeren Schaffenspause in den neunziger Jahren entstanden sind: großformatige, quasi abstrakte Bilder mit urbanen Motiven, seltsam bedrohliche Ausschnitte von Graffiti-bemalten Mauern oder dichte Texturbilder mit reichen Farbschattierungen und fast taktilen Oberflächen." (Verlagstext, © Hatje Cantz, 2002)