Sunday, June 22, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #88 (Zygmunt Kalinowski: Poland)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

Today’s subject proved to be Zygmunt Kalinowski, who was included in the FKS ‘Wonderful World of Soccer Stars World Cup 1974’ sticker album & the Poland squad for the Finals, although subsequently, as one of the reserves to the goalkeeper who had played such a large & already-legendary part in the Poles’ qualification, Jan Tomaszewski, he played no part in the tournament, although his presence was, to my novice’s experience of the 1974 World Cup, no more ‘ghostly’ than many who did & who, subsequently, have similarly only emerged into the light of consciousness through such examples of memorabilia as the commemorative albums & official records.

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