Signed, on reverse, in graphite, lower right: Leonard Freed; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, lower left facing right: 6000; numbered, on reverse, in graphite, lower right: LF-PW-037.02; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, upper right facing left: NYC [illeg.] 2.6.1; stamped, on reverse, in purple ink, upper center: New York’s “Ninth Precinct Police Station” the home of Kojak, March 79 [underlined] / The 9th Precinct runs from 14th Street down Houston and Broadway to the / East River, the area is an ugly and terrifying place which is the home of / the terrorists of the Puerto Rican F.A.L.N., the Black Liberation Army, / and the HQ of NY’s Hells’ Angels. It is the worst block in the city, with its / stinking tenements with no heat, burnt out buildings, drunken derelicts / and junkies, muggers and rapists. You would not want to be in the 9th Pre- / cinct after dark if you could help it. To TV viewers around the world, / Kojak has brought them the realities of crime in the big cities, also / this police station is where Kojak is filmed. Psycho stabbers roam the / dark streets and since 1967 over 3.000 policemen have been killed in / America in the performance of their duties, and not one perpetrator has / gone to the electric chair. In NY alone there are over 2.000 homicides / a year and some cops feel it’s time for a return to vigilantes and / frontier justice. / (NY Times Magazine 21 January 1979) Photos Leonard Freed/Magnum D 79-2; stamped, on reverse, in purple ink, lower center: Photo[illeg.] (78.9.5/18) a man involved in street fighting resisting arrest, / being carried away by police to the 9th Precinct. This is a street / where there are lots of drug pushers.; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower left: REPRODUCTION FEE PAYABLE TO / JOHN HILLELSON / [illeg.] /Tel. 01-353 4551/2; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower left: TIRAGE ARCHIVE MAGNUM PHOTOS / 20, rue des Grands Augustins, 75006 PARIS / EPREUVE à RENDRE / N° / MAGNUM PARIS LIBRARY / PRINT TO BE RETURNED; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower center: PRINT / MUST BE / RETURNED; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower right: VINTAGE PRINT stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower right: c [encircled] Leonard Freed-Magnum
Jaime Osman Handwerker and Haim Handwerker, New York, New York; given to present collection, 2013.
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