Tuesday, July 08, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #104 (Benno Magnusson: Sweden)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

The latest subject to be featured is the previously unheard-of Benno Magnusson, who was represented in the FKS ‘Wonderful World of Soccer Stars World Cup 1974’ sticker album, & selected for the official Sweden squad for the Finals, during which he appeared twice, in the First Round group matches, as a 73rd minute substitute against Bulgaria & then from the start versus Uruguay, subsequently to be replaced after an hour.

Meanwhile, back in the room at the first semi-final of the 2014 World Cup, it's 5 - 0 to Germany against the hosts Brazil after half an hour...by what might be a most serendipitous coincidence in relation to the Project & current events, we're halfway to a repeat of the 1974 final.

(P.S. final score 7 - 1)

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