Dennis Hopper's lost prints on show in Berlin

FILE - In this June 10, 2009 file photo, Dennis Hopper walks the red carpet during CineVegas's opening night and world movie premiere of "Saint John of Las Vegas" at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, file)

September 19, 2012 5:58:09 AM PDT
A collection of more than 400 recently rediscovered prints in which Dennis Hopper documented the U.S. arts scene of the mid-1960s, the civil rights movement and much more is going on show in Berlin.

The actor and director's daughter, Marin Hopper, said Wednesday of the exhibition at the German capital's Martin-Gropius-Bau: "It's a visit with him. It's like being with him - it's a very intimate experience seeing the photographs."

The black-and-white, small-format photos were taken between 1961 and 1967, when Hopper was out of favor in Hollywood and before he directed "Easy Rider." The prints were selected by Hopper for an exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1970.

The prints - some now showing signs of wear - were found among Hopper's belongings after he died in 2010.