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"Neutral" Franco

A work made of stencil.

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  • A work made of stencil.

Date:

November 16, 1944

Artist:

Sergei Nikolaevich Kostin
(Born Moscow, 1896; died Moscow, 1968)
Vasilii Ivanovich Lebedev-Kumach
(Born Moscow, 1898; died Moscow, 1949)

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Sergei N. Kostin

Title

"Neutral" Franco

Place

Soviet Union (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1944

Medium

Stencil

Inscriptions

German airplanes arrive in Spain filled with Hitlerites seeking refuge from their country. (From the newspapers) Inscription on Franco's coat: Neutrality “Throwing on his coat, hiding his guitar,” Don Franco sings about neutrality. While behind his coat, in the evening dusk, The German murderer hides from his woes. The Spanish brunette puts all his passion Into his long, deceitful song. While the Germans escape to Argentina, Don Franco sings of neutrality.

Dimensions

181 × 86 cm (71 5/16 × 33 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries

Reference Number

2010.88

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