Chanting and Saluting, the Supporters of Blas Pinar Jammed a Bilbao Cinema during a Recent Meeting of the group Fuerza Nueva, Bilbao, Spain

Leonard Freed, American, 1929 - 2006



Gelatin silver print

Sheet: 6 3/16 × 9 1/8 in. (15.7 × 23.1 cm)

Sheet: 7 1/16 in. (18 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Jamie Osman Handwerker and Haim Handwerker



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

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Not on view


Signed, titled, dated, and situated, and with typed description, copyright stamp and “Vintage Print” stamp and annotated “Unique” on verso. : Numbered, on reverse, in graphite, upper left: LFSPP-02; inscribed, in reverse, in graphite, lower left: 1977 SPAIN; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, lower center: UNIQUE; numbered, on reverse, in graphite, lower center: 77-8-2-15A; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, upper right facing left: 5000; stamped, on reverse, in pink ink, lower left facing right: Copyright / abc / press / 15 JUNI 1977 / Amsterdam / N. Z. Voorburg[illeg.] / Post Box 3694 / Telef. 249413 / Telegr. Abcpress / Telex 1349[illeg.]; stamped, on reverse, in purple ink, center: “Alianza Nacional” the Falangists “Last Hurrah” in Spain, 13/6/77. #77/48 [underlined] / The extreme right wing neo-fascist party the “Allianza Nacional” (a combination / of the Fuerza Nueva and the Falangists) are making a last stand during the present / pre election week in order to try and elect their leader Blas Pinar to the forefront. / He was the man that Franco had appointed to “a seat for life in Parliament”, but due / to recent Government changes by Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez the leader of Spain’s / nostalgic falangists has been pushed further into the background. At recent / meetings in football stadiums and in local cinemas, hundreds of supporters / changed and stood in rigid fascist salute, young militants in berets and unforme [sic] / paraded through the streets rioting against cars, in an atmosphere reminiscent of / Berlin in the 1930’s. / Photos by Leonard Freed/MAGNUM / 6. (77-8-2/15a) chanting and saluting, the supporters of Blas Pinar jammed / a Bilbao cinema during a recent meeting of the falangist group “Fuerza Nueva”.; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower center: VINTAGE PRINT; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower right: c [encircled] Leonard Freed-Magnum


Harley and Stephen C. Osman, Stamford, Connecticut; lent to present collection, 2014; Jamie Osman Handwerker and Haim Handwerker, New York, New York; given to present collection, 2014.

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