This is a limited edition hand signed lithograph by Steve Schapiro titled “The Godfather’s Cat”.
This depicts a scene from the iconic 1972 movie “The Godfather”, starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan.
According to movie lore, the cat was not part of the script at all. It was simply a stray that wandered onto the set and took an instant liking to Brando.
This was printed on museum quality deckle-edge paper paper. Image measures 23” x 35”.
Published by S2 Art Group, Ltd., under license agreement with United Media.
This lithograph was hand signed by Steve Schapiro. This subject is numbered from an edition of 500.
Comes unframed. In mint condition. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Steve Schapiro, the official photographer for The Godfather movie, created this image as a fine art lithograph. He originally photographed the image as a production movie still.Born in New York in 1934, Steve Schapiro discovered photography as a nine year old in summer camp and was hooked. He was inspired by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), the famous French photographer widely known as the Father of Photojournalism. As he developed his skill, Schapiro gained a valuable mentor in photojournalist W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), an outspoken human rights activist of sorts who was hugely admired for his unforgettable World War II photos.Schapiro became a freelance photographer in 1961, landing gigs with Life, Time, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and People magazines. He was an integral part of what has been called “The Golden Age of Photojournalism” in the US, shooting photo essays on everything from the plight of immigrant workers and Robert Kennedy’s political campaign to the days surrounding Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Eventually, Schapiro became set photographer on iconic movie “The Godfather” and its sequels, as well as for the movie “Taxi Driver”. His candid photos of the action and behind-the-scenes moments are featured in rare, very collectable Fine Art books.Schapiro is based out of Chicago these days, still photographing his favorite subject: everything.