Book Description: Dennis Hopper's many talentsâ€”actor, director, photographer, painter, and collectorâ€”are showcased in this monograph on an American icon. Dennis Hopperâ€™s role in the seminal film Easy Rider (1969) made him an icon for the greatest directors of modern times, such as Coppola, Peckinpah, Altman, Wenders, Lynch, and Ferrara. Alternately a wonder boy and a pariah of the industry, Hopperâ€™s original ideas have transformed film as we know it. Hopper has created and collected art for decadesâ€”he was a pioneering collector of major artists such as Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, and Warhol, from whom he bought the very first Soup Can. This monograph presents the art and artists that have inspired his cinematic work as an actor and director. Hopperâ€™s own photographs of the silver screenâ€™s biggest stars are juxtaposed with paintings acquired by Hopper from renowned artists, on-set shots of his films, and an art installation co-signed with Marcel Duchamp. Complete with an exclusive extended interview of the artist/actor/director, this books offers privileged insight into one of the eraâ€™s great fringe icons and brings to light the relationship between Hopperâ€™s artwork and his cinematographic career.