Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Easy Rider the commercial
By clicking on the photograph of the back of the San Francisco de Asis Church to the right of this blog post you will be brought to the Two Graces Gallery blog www.taosartgallery.blogspot.com where you will find the postings for our annual Day of the Dead exhibit. This year our exhibit is dedicated to Mr. Dennis Hopper, we knew him as a Ranchos de Taos neighbor. For an inside look at his Ranchos de Taos home rent the 1990 movie he made here "Backtrack" with Jodie Foster, you can find it on Netflix if not at your local video rental store. The film has some great shots of Taos and this neighborhood, watch for the scene as he goes up the stairwell of the old movie theatre where you can spot the pottery of Mary Witkop which he was an enthusiastic collector of. Vaguely you may also make out some of his own Dia de los Muertos collection! I find the following commercial a true reflection of the Hopper spirit, enjoy.