Monday, June 30, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #96 (Formose Gilles: Haiti)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

Today’s random choice of subject is Formose Gilles, who was featured amongst the 16 players representing Haiti in the FKS ‘Wonderful World of Soccer Stars World Cup 1974sticker album but, subsequently, was not selected for the official Haitian squad for the Finals, thus being very much one of the ghosts of the ’74 World Cup, hauntologically present only via such an object of memorabilia (& related to through archives which record him having played in 2 matches during the qualifying competition).

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