No. 72

Curt Hoppe: Downtown Portraits

Curt Hoppe is an artist who left his hometown of Minneapolis to make his fortune in art in New York City during the 1970s. He moved to the Bowery where he set up a studio and began to paint. Beginning as a major illustrator for Screw Magazine and other periodicals, he gravitated towards making hyper-realistic paintings of the world around him, including his neighborhood and community on the Bowery and, later on, scenes from the Hamptons.

Now known as the Charles Bukowski of the art world, Hoppe’s latest effort traverses across two galleries, photographs of East Village luminaries at Howl! Happening: an Arturo Vega Project and eight foot high Photorealist portraits of selective colleagues at the Bernarducci Gallery. In this program, we see the opening at the Bernarducci Gallery with interviews conducted by artist Brett De Palma, as well as lengthy interviews with Curt Hoppe and Brett De Palma in their studios.

  • Technical Aspects: DVD format, NTSC 16:9, all region, scene selection
  • Duration: 32 minutes
  • © 2019 Inner-Tube Video

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