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Exhibition Highlights Dennis Hopper

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Exhibition Highlights Dennis Hopper

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Celebrated as an actor, Dennis Hopper was less well known as a photographer.

A collection of more than 400 recently discovered prints which document the US arts scene of the 1960s is now on display in Berlin.

Some of the pictures were shown in Texas in 1970 but then put in storage and forgotten. His daughter found them after his death in 2010.

Marin Hopper said: “It’s a very intimate portrait of his thought process as an artist and I was very moved by seeing it hung in such a way – you know that’s so close to the original hanging.

“I felt I missed him very much and I was very happy that I could have this show as an ongoing dialogue with him.”

Icons such as Andy Warhol and Martin Lurther King were captured on camera between 1961 and 1967, when Hopper was out of favour with Hollywood.

The display at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau museum runs until December 17.

Johannes Vermeer

A major retrospective of the work of the 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer is being held for the first time in Rome.

Italian president Giorgio Napolitano viewed the works by the Delft master, which have been borrowed from museums around the world.

They are on show along with pieces by his Dutch contemporaries, allowing visitors to put Vermeer’s body of work into context.

The Golden Century of Dutch Art runs at the Scuderie del Quirinale until January next year.

Frida Kahlo

Hundreds of dresses and other possessions belonging to the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo will go on display in Mexico City in November, after being hidden away for decades.

Kelly Talamas, editor of Vogue Magazine for Mexico and Latin America, said:

“She had different aspects. She had more of a dark side and also had her side in which she was inspired by the colours and the textures and the people and the culture here in Mexico. You can see that in her wardrobe.”

The Frida Kahlo Museum will display 22 items of clothing at a time and rotate them after five months.

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