Wednesday, March 26, 2014

World Cup Portrait #10 (Aad Mansveld: Holland)


graphite & putty eraser/30x21cm

Today’s randomly-generated portrait subject is Aad Mansveld, another of the contemporarily lavishly-sideburned gentlemen of the Seventies, who was chosen to represent Holland/the Netherlands in both the FKS & Panini ‘World Cup ‘74’ collectors’ albums but not, alas, selected for the official Dutch squad for the finals themselves, due, it appears, to an injury suffered in the March prior to the tournament. Adding to such a ‘ghostly’ connection to the 1974 World Cup, Mansveld died young, aged 47, in 1991.

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