Ryan Weideman | Taxi-dermist

Online Exhibition
May 24 - August 30, 2019
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Beauty Aloof, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 15 $3,000 Inquire  Beauty Aloof, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 15 $3,000 Inquire  

Beauty Aloof, 1982

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 15

$3,000

Inquire

 

Homage to Robert Frank, 1997 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 12 Signed, titled, and dated on vero $3,000 InquireHomage to Robert Frank, 1997 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 12 Signed, titled, and dated on vero $3,000 Inquire

Homage to Robert Frank, 1997

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 12

Signed, titled, and dated on vero

$3,000

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In the Shadows, Lower East Side, 1992 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 12 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 InquireIn the Shadows, Lower East Side, 1992 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 12 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 Inquire

In the Shadows, Lower East Side, 1992

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 12

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$3,000

Inquire

Punk Donna in Boots and Backseat, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 12 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $4,000 InquirePunk Donna in Boots and Backseat, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 12 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $4,000 Inquire

Punk Donna in Boots and Backseat, 1982

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 12

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$4,000

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Riding with Dream Lovers in Love, 1983 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 12 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 InquireRiding with Dream Lovers in Love, 1983 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 12 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 Inquire

Riding with Dream Lovers in Love, 1983

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 12

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$3,000

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Ruby Duby Do, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 10 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $4,000 InquireRuby Duby Do, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 10 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $4,000 Inquire

Ruby Duby Do, 1982

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 10

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$4,000

Inquire

Self-Portrait with Black an White Couple, 1986 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 15 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $5,000 InquireSelf-Portrait with Black an White Couple, 1986 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 15 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $5,000 Inquire

Self-Portrait with Black an White Couple, 1986

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 15

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$5,000

Inquire

Self-Portrait with Coy Female, 1997 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 12 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 Inquire  Self-Portrait with Coy Female, 1997 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 12 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 Inquire  

Self-Portrait with Coy Female, 1997

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 12

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$3,000

Inquire

 

Self-Portrait with Diana Brill, 1986 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 10 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 InquireSelf-Portrait with Diana Brill, 1986 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 10 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 Inquire

Self-Portrait with Diana Brill, 1986

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 10

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$3,000

Inquire

Six Girls Crack Up, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 10 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $4,000 InquireSix Girls Crack Up, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 10 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $4,000 Inquire

Six Girls Crack Up, 1982

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 10

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$4,000

Inquire

Would You Like Some Candy Cabbie?, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 15 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 InquireWould You Like Some Candy Cabbie?, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 15 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 Inquire

Would You Like Some Candy Cabbie?, 1982

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 15

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$3,000

Inquire

8 Punk Rockers (Beastie Boys), 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 15 $3,000 Inquire 8 Punk Rockers (Beastie Boys), 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 15 $3,000 Inquire 

8 Punk Rockers (Beastie Boys), 1982

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 15

$3,000

Inquire 

Self-Portrait with Passenger Allen Ginsberg, 1990 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 10 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $5,000 InquireSelf-Portrait with Passenger Allen Ginsberg, 1990 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 10 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $5,000 Inquire

Self-Portrait with Passenger Allen Ginsberg, 1990

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 10

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$5,000

Inquire

Self-Portrait with Transvestite, 1997 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 15 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $4,000 InquireSelf-Portrait with Transvestite, 1997 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 15 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $4,000 Inquire

Self-Portrait with Transvestite, 1997

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 15

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$4,000

Inquire

Trigger Happ, Pop! See What-cha Made Me Do, 1983 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 10 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 InquireTrigger Happ, Pop! See What-cha Made Me Do, 1983 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 10 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 Inquire

Trigger Happ, Pop! See What-cha Made Me Do, 1983

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 10

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$3,000

Inquire

Self-Portrait with Woman & Cat, 1988 Gelatin silver print 8 x 10 inches Edition of 10 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 InquireSelf-Portrait with Woman & Cat, 1988 Gelatin silver print 8 x 10 inches Edition of 10 Signed, titled, and dated on verso $3,000 Inquire

Self-Portrait with Woman & Cat, 1988

Gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Edition of 10

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$3,000

Inquire

You Put Me on Ecstacy When You Ride Next to Me, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 12 $3,000 InquireYou Put Me on Ecstacy When You Ride Next to Me, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches Edition of 12 $3,000 Inquire

You Put Me on Ecstacy When You Ride Next to Me, 1982

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 12

$3,000

Inquire

Press Release

New York City, as sharply and lovingly described by E.B. White in his seminal 1949 essay Here Is New York, is still very much a city full of “strangers who have pulled up stakes somewhere and come to town, seeking sanctuary or fulfillment or some greater or lesser grail. The capacity to make such dubious gifts is a mysterious quality of New York.” This observation was as true then as it was in 1980 when Ryan Weideman first came to Manhattan, as it is now for the people who make New York their chosen home.


As a complete body of work, In My Taxi uniquely portrays the interstitial moments of New York City nightlife. The back bench seat is full of big-time business buzzing around town, or giggling girls piled making their way home on the other side of a long night, or famous raconteurs like Allen Ginsberg and the Beastie Boys. Weideman, always bridging the gap between strangers, immediately joined the party and was often both photographer and subject simultaneously.  Images such as Self-Portrait with Black and White Couple illustrate not only the rapport between Weideman and his passengers, but also his acumen wielding the camera from the driver’s seat.  Each face is half obscured in darkness while staring down the camera with palpable charisma.  Weideman’s deft ability to keep up with the changing landscape and pace of the metropolis and its people over the course of thirty years renders In My Taxi both wonderfully nostalgic and timeless.


Ryan Weideman graduated with an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in 1975, and already had a style greatly informed by his studies of the great photographers of the 1950s-70s, namely Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, and Lee Friedlander. A month after moving to New York City, Weideman’s focus turned to more immediate, real-life concerns – how to earn money to pay his rent. He moved into a tenement building on West 43rd Street, and a chance encounter with a neighbor who drove a taxi led Weideman to his newfound profession. For the next thirty years Weideman would spend his nights as a licensed taxicab driver immersed in the ever-changing landscape of New York City.


Ryan Weideman’s work is held in the collections of institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Oakland Museum as well as many prestigious private collections. He has received numerous awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship Grant (1992-1993), New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (1986-1987) and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant (1984-1985). Ryan Weideman lives and works in New York City.