Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver, Art Edition No. 1–100 ‘Robert DeNiro’Edition of 100Archival pigment print, 20 x 30.7 cm (7.8 x 12 in.) on 28 x 35.5 cm (11 x 14 in.) paper, hardcover volume, leather-bound with embossing, in clamshell box, 29 x 44 cm (11.4 x 17.3 in.), 328 pages4500Edition: English, French, German Availability: Sold Out
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Limited Art Edition of 100 copies, each numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro, with the signed pigment print Robert De Niro in His Cab, 1975
Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver, Art Edition No. 1–100 ‘Robert DeNiro’4500
You Talkin’ to Me?
Previously unseen photographs from Scorsese’s masterpiece
Taxi Driver has long been regarded as a cinematic milestone, and Robert DeNiro’s portrait of a trigger-happy psychopath with a mohawk is widely believed to be one of the greatest performances ever filmed. Time magazine includes the film in its list of 100 Greatest Movies, saying: “The power of Scorsese’s filmmaking grows ever more punishing with the passage of time.”
Steve Schapiro—whose photographs were featured in TASCHEN’s Godfather Family Album—was the special photographer on the set of Taxi Driver, capturing the film’s most intense and violent moments from behind the scenes. This book—more than a film-still book, rather a pure photo book in its own right—features hundreds of unseen images selected from Schapiro’s archives, painting a chilling portrait of a deranged gunman in the angry climate of the post-Vietnam era.
Foreword by Martin Scorsese!
The second Art Edition (No. 101–200) is accompanied by the original pigment print Jodie Foster on the Street, Taxi Driver, New York, 1975, signed by Steve Schapiro
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.
Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver, Art Edition No. 1–100 ‘Robert DeNiro’Edition of 100Archival pigment print, 20 x 30.7 cm (7.8 x 12 in.) on 28 x 35.5 cm (11 x 14 in.) paper, hardcover volume, leather-bound with embossing, in clamshell box, 29 x 44 cm (11.4 x 17.3 in.), 328 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-2493-3Edition: English, French, German