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Los Angeles Times - - The Guide - Re­view by Christo­pher Knight. Com­piled by Grace Kri­lanovich.

Den­nis Hop­per Dou­ble Stan­dard A sense of melan­choly hangs over the late Hollywood mav­er­ick’s pho­to­graphs, paint­ings, sculp­tures and mixed-me­dia works. Hop­per, 74, died in May from com­pli­ca­tions of prostate can­cer. Yet the tor­por lies else­where. Failed prom­ise char­ac­ter­izes this mostly list­less art, how­ever cel­e­brated the ac­tor-di­rec­tor’s movie ca­reer. It’s a pity, be­cause some 1960s pho­to­graphs are rich. Many are good, but few are great; yet stick­ing to them, the show might have se­cured his artis­tic rep­u­ta­tion as an in­ci­sive if short-lived doc­u­men­tar­ian. Gef­fen Con­tem­po­rary at MOCA, 152 N. Cen­tral Ave., L.A. Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; ends to­day. (213) 626-6222.

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