Taos, Mabel Dodge Luhan and Dennis Hopper

Got to Taos in time for Mabel’s infamous afternoon salon at her place behind The Hotel Martin now known as the Taos Inn.  IMG_7189

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An all-star cast was there.  Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Maynard Dixon, Mary Austin, Frank Waters, Paul Strand and D.H. Lawrence discussing modernism and it’s influence on the Primitivo / Taosanos and their influence on the modernists…

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Dennis Hopper took his turn owning the place in the late 60’s which was my first introduction to the Luhan compound. He wanted to make his offbeat movies here but many of the Taosanos hated him… hard to imagine, but too many guns, LSD & wild boys for the locals to tolerate.  

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Actor Dennis Hooper was arrested by New Mexico police and charged with reckless driving, failure to report an accident, and leaving the scene. Hopper, 39 at the time, pleaded guilty to the charges and paid a fine.

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Check out some good reading on the place and the early Taos art scene from the turn of the century through the 1930’s

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