Sunday, June 08, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #77 (Stefan Staikov: Bulgaria)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

Introducing a new set of pencils, with slightly different aesthetic results, today’s randomly-chosen subject represents Stefan Staikov, who appeared in the FKS ‘Wonderful World of Soccer Stars World Cup 1974’ sticker album & was subsequently selected for the official Bulgaria squad for the tournament, where he eventually played one match, replacing Rumen Goranov, the Bulgarian’s concluding fixture in the first round group phase, the 1 – 4 defeat to Holland that resulted in their elimination following two preceding draws.

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