Monday, March 31, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #13 (Carlos Alberto: Brazil)


graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

Today’s random choice of portrait subject is the legendary Carlos Alberto, who was chosen to appear in both the FKS & Panini ‘World Cup ‘74’ sticker albums  - being the captain of Brazil’s 1970 World Cup-winning team & scorer of the iconic, hammer-blow closing goal in their 4 – 1 demolition of Italy in the Final itself - yet, ultimately & unfortunately, was unavailable for selection for the official Brazilian squad for the tournament due to injury, thus having a more suitably ‘ghostly’ relationship to the 1974 World Cup as befits the ‘hauntological’ nature of the proceedings of this drawing project.

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