Jori Finkel asks a simple question: how is Jeffrey Deitch putting the Dennis Hopper show together so quickly? Part of the answer lies in the fact that Hopper wasn’t taken seriously as an artist for most of his career:
It helps, Deitch noted, that many of Hopper’s works–including his famous 1961 “Double Standard” image (pictured)–are photographs done in editions, so there are multiple examples in existence.
It also helps, one could add, that Hopper was never an art-market darling whose work was snapped up by all the big collectors and museums. MOCA, for instance, does not have a single example of his work in its permanent collection.