Wednesday, November 26, 2014
World Cup '74 Portrait #198 (Tarcisio Burgnich: Italy)
graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm
Continuing the Project with a re-mediated drawing of an image of Tarcisio Burgnich, who, as a stalwart of the Italy team for some years, was represented in both the FKS & Panini World Cup ’74 sticker albums & selected as a member of the official Italian squad for the Finals (his third such honour, having appeared in 2 matches at the 1966 tournament & all 6 in 1970, even scoring one of his total of 2 international goals in the semi-final against West Germany), where he went to play in all 3 of Italy’s matches before they made a First Round exit.
For all this pedigree, Burgnich’s was not a name that registered during my experience of the 1974 World Cup, however.