Steve Schapiro. The Godfather, Art Edition No. 1–100 ‘Marlon Brando’Edition of 100Pigment print on Museo Portfolio Rag paper, 27.9 x 35.7 cm (11 x 14 in.), hardcover volume, leather-bound, in clamshell box, 29 x 44 cm (11.4 x 17.3 in.), 444 pages7000Edition: English, French, German
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Limited Art Edition of 100 copies, each numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro, with pigment print on Museo Portfolio Rag paper, Marlon Brando
Steve Schapiro. The Godfather, Art Edition No. 1–100 ‘Marlon Brando’7000
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Never-before-seen photos of Coppola’s masterpiece
Imagine the experience of witnessing renowned actors as they made their most memorable performances. Steve Schapiro has had such a privilege as special photographer on some of American cinema’s most beloved movies. For Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy, Schapiro immortalized actors such as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton. His photographs of the Godfather holding the cat and the whisper in the Godfather’s ear have become iconic images known throughout the world. Brought together in a book for the first time is a vast selection of images from all three Godfather films, reproduced from Schapiro’s original negatives.
This lavish limited-edition book, which also includes background articles and interviews about the films, contains over 400 color and black-and-white images, most of which have never been published before. It allows fans a privileged peek behind the scenes at the making of film history, and it truly is a once-in-a-lifetime offer you can’t refuse.
Steve Schapiro’s career as a freelance photojournalist started with a story on Arkansas migrant workers that made the cover of the The New York Times Magazine in 1961. Since then, his images have appeared in Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and many other publications. In the 1970s, he began a second career as a successful publicity stills and movie poster photographer, working on classic films such as Taxi Driver, The Way We Were, and The Godfather—which can be seen in The Godfather Family Album (TASCHEN, 2008). In 2016, he collaborated with Lawrence Schiller on a Barbra Streisand book (TASCHEN) and in 2017, his Civil Rights photographs were combined with the text of James Baldwin in The Fire Next Time (TASCHEN). He died in 2022.
Paul Duncan is a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The Star Wars Archives, The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver, Film Noir, and Horror Cinema, as well as publications on film directors, film genres, and movie stars.
Steve Schapiro. The Godfather, Art Edition No. 1–100 ‘Marlon Brando’Edition of 100Pigment print on Museo Portfolio Rag paper, 27.9 x 35.7 cm (11 x 14 in.), hardcover volume, leather-bound, in clamshell box, 29 x 44 cm (11.4 x 17.3 in.), 444 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-0945-9Edition: English, French, German
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