If you’re in Copenhagen this fall, you can check out Bob Dylan’s new “Brazil Series” of paintings at The National Gallery in Denmark. Unlike Dennis Hopper’s recent pop art show at MOCA, Dylan tends to go the more traditional painterly route, inspired by a mix of Matisse with early 20th Century American realism.
Dennis Hopper was one of the early believers in West Coast Pop Art and now you can watch how it all unfolded in the Venice Beach 1960’s with the artsy surfy doc, The Cool School. Narrated by Jeff Bridges, the film takes you back inside the lives of once struggling painters/beach bums turned famous artists, Ed Ruscha, Ed Kienholz, and Billy Al Bengston — as well as the rise and fall of the legendary Ferus Gallery.
Mr. Hopper was a huge collector of Pop Art, but this show focuses on the many paintings and photography pieces that Hopper himself created when he wasn’t in front of the camera.