This blog's title is based upon the best question I ever overheard being asked, by a young Liverpudlian child to his mother, as in "What's..?".
The answer seems to be something of a creative and cultural nature which, in deed (primarily the making of art) and word, this blog intends to explore...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
World Cup '74 Portrait #53 (Roque Avallay: Argentina)
graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm
Continuing with the project of drawings based upon the
original source material of stickers from the FKS ‘Wonderful World of Soccer
Stars World Cup 1974’ & Panini ’München 74’ album collections, today’s
randomly-chosen portrait subject is Roque Avallay, who featured as a contender in
both of the albums but was not subsequently chosen for the official Argentina
squad for the tournament, to which he thus enjoys a suitably ‘ghostly’
relationship, &, until coming into possession of the sticker albums, had remained unsurprisingly unknown to me even allowing for my relatively
few recollections of what was the first (televised) football in which I took an
interest but which has of course proved a seminal event.
For further drawings of Roque Avallay, as featured earlier in previous false-start incarnations of the World Cup '74 portrait project, please see here, here & here.