DENNIS HOPPER | ANDY WARHOL-TAKEN AND -SIGNED POLAROID PHOTO
DENNIS HOPPER | ANDY WARHOL-TAKEN AND -SIGNED POLAROID PHOTO
DENNIS HOPPER | ANDY WARHOL-TAKEN AND -SIGNED POLAROID PHOTO
DENNIS HOPPER | ANDY WARHOL-TAKEN AND -SIGNED POLAROID PHOTO

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DENNIS HOPPER

andy warhol-taken and -signed polaroid photo

Estimate

$20,000 - $30,000

Sold Price

$26,000

Description

A Polaroid photograph of Dennis Hopper wearing a white shirt, brown vest, and a cowboy hat that was taken by Andy Warhol and signed by the artist in black ink across the bottom. The photograph is believed to have been taken in 1977. In the white margin at the top, someone, likely Hopper, has written the word "HELP!" in blue ink. The back of the Polaroid is stamped Polacolor Type 108. Warhol, whose name is synonymous with the Pop Art movement of the second half of the twentieth century, was known to carry a Polaroid camera with him from the late 1950s until his death in 1987. The photographs he took of his friends and celebrities would often serve as the basis for commissioned portraits, silkscreen paintings, and prints. Hopper was a respected art collector and an early champion of Warhol's talent and was filmed in 1963 as part of Warhol's famous "Screen Test" series. The two remained lifelong friends. Warhol took many Polaroids of Hopper over the years, but few, if any, others are known to have been signed by him.

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Size
3.5 x 4.5 inches
Provenance
Property from the Life and Career of Dennis Hopper

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