Dennis Hopper Photo Stolen: Actor Jason Lee Offers $25,000 to Get it Back
A one-off photo of Dennis Hopper is missing.
Actor Jason Lee is pleading for his photo back. It's not any photo. It's a shot he took of the late Dennis Hopper. And it's a one-off image:
There's no digital copy, no negative.
Lee says the photo was stolen Friday at an event at the This is Los Angeles gallery in Highland Park that happened to have been co-sponsored by LA Weekly.
Lee is offering $25,000 for its safe return. The gallery stated via its site:
"You've taken the one single physical document of the photographer's time with his subject. This is not a print, as there is no negative. There is only this single image. There is no way that this Polaroid will ever have the same worth to you that it holds for Jason."
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The photo was apparently swiped during the "These Friends 2" show Feb. 4.
Lee's publicist told CNN he was "devastated."
Lee, a former pro skateboarder who stared in TV's My Name Is Earl, said:
"As a huge Hopper fan, I was honored to create my one-off large format Polaroid of him. And I was flattered that he liked it as much as he did. He was a great artist."
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