Wednesday, September 17, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #155 (Wlodzimierz Lubanski: Poland)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

Continuing the project in the form of Wlodzimierz Lubanski, who, as a star of the Poland team, was represented in both the FKS & Panini World Cup ’74 sticker albums in anticipation of the role he might play in the tournament (already, he had applied a significant blow to England’s qualification prospects with the second goal in the Poles’ 2 – 0 win in a match between the two).
Alas, injury prevented Lubanski from being available for selection for the Poland squad for the World Cup, thus his relationship to the competition is as another of those ghosts absent from proceedings themselves but still haunting the memorabilia associated with, his name presenting itself at a later date.

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