Tuesday, November 18, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #193 (Konrad Weise: East Germany)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

Continuing the Project with a drawing representing the somewhat bleached countenance of Konrad Weise, who was featured amongst the East Germany squad as proposed by the FKS ‘Wonderful World of Soccer Stars World Cup 1974’ sticker album, which source image provided the starting-point for the drawing (an enlarged photocopy, of degraded image quality, being the immediate visual reference), & chosen as a member of his nation’s official selection for the Finals, where he went on to appear in & throughout all six of the East Germans’ matches at the tournament, although unbeknownst/unmemorably to me at the time.

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