Sunday, December 23, 2012
World Cup '74 #8 (Carlos Guerini)
graphite & putty eraser/30x20cm
Drawing up to the very cusp of the festive season with the latest in the series based upon original source material taken from the FKS ‘Wonderful World of Soccer Stars World Cup 1974’ & Panini ‘Munchen 74’ albums of collectable stamps/stickers issued to mark the advent of & celebrate the 1974 football World Cup.
The subject of the original picture stamp now represented in the somewhat distanced ‘pixelated’ form of the toned squares of the grid structure is one Carlos Guerini, who, research reveals, did not actually make the cut of the final Argentina squad for the tournament & thus, in the context of the hauntological proceedings of the Project, has a suitably ghostly presence in relation to the 1974 World Cup.