The Straits Times
Published on Sep 20, 2012

Re-discovered photos by Dennis Hopper go on show


BERLIN (AFP) - Hundreds of photos taken by American actor Dennis Hopper in the 1960s and found by chance after his death went on display for the first time in four decades on Thursday at a Berlin museum.

The exhibition, Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album, opened at the Martin Gropius Bau, made up of some 440 black and white photos bearing testament to six years in the life of the actor, who died in 2010, in Los Angeles from 1961.

"In his last will, my father asked for the compound of houses where he lived to be sold," his eldest daughter Marin Hopper said at the opening of the exhibition, which runs until Dec 17.

"We put all his belongings in a storage. It's only a year later when we sorted everything out that we found the boxes with all the pictures," she added.