Stephen Lee NaishAug 24, 2016
Create or Die
Essays on the Artistry of Dennis Hopper
Amsterdam University Press 2016
Stephen Lee Naish first became aware of Dennis Hopper watching David Lynch's Blue Velvet, jumpstarting what would become a long examination of Hopper's ambitions and creative output as an actor, filmmaker, photographer, sculptor, and painter. In his book, Create or Die: Essays on the Artistry of Dennis Hopper (Amsterdam University Press, 2016), Naish places Hopper's work in its social and political context , showcasing the diverse career of a talented visual artist and pioneer in the American independent film movement.