Wednesday, April 02, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #14 (Paolini Pulici: Italy)


graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

(Re)presenting the latest randomly-generated portrait subject in the form of ‘Paolini’ (rather Paolo/’Paolino’) Pulici, who was selected to appear as such in the FKS ‘Wonderful World of Soccer Stars World Cup 1974’ collectors’ stamp album (the drawing being processed, in the usual manner of this project, with immediate visual reference to an enlarged monochrome photocopy, of somewhat dubious image quality, of the original image-object of the sticker of the player concerned) & the official Italy squad for the tournament, although subsequently he played not a minute of the Italians’ matches in the finals, as also proved to be the case in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, a curious & unfortunate statistic indeed.

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