Saturday, March 15, 2014

World Cup Portrait '74 Portrait #3 (Peter Wilson: Australia)


graphite & putty eraser/30x21cm
The third subject to be picked at random to be drawn, re-mediated, for the purposes of the project, in its early days, is Peter Wilson, English-born but who was chosen to represent Australia in both the FKS & Panini ‘World Cup 74’ sticker albums, & to captain his country’s squad at the tournament itself, where he played in all 3 of Australia’s first round group matches, the defeats to East & West Germanys, & the concluding draw with Chile, whereupon they exited proceedings.
Wilson, it appears, was something of a stalwart & has continued to be an interesting character beyond his playing career, however unexpected a path he might have followed, into reclusion.

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