Thursday, December 11, 2014
World Cup '74 Portrait #205 (Pierre Bayonne: Haiti)
graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm
The latest randomly-chosen subject/image to be re-mediated through the drawing process is (one of) Pierre Bayonne, who was represented in the FKS ‘Wonderful World of Soccer Stars World Cup 1974’ sticker album, amongst the 16-strong Haiti selection, but not the reduced 6-man group that had to suffice for the ‘minnow’ nations (also including both Australia & Zaire) in the Panini ’München 74’ collection.
Subsequently, Bayonne was chosen as a member of the official Haitian squad for the Finals, where he went on to play in all 3 of his country’s matches in the tournament, then the first & still the only World Cup for which Haiti have qualified.