Saturday, January 03, 2015
World Cup '74 Portrait #218 (Sepp Maier: West Germany)
graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm
Continuing the progress of the Project with this re-mediated representation of Sepp Maier, who was featured in both the FKS & Panini World Cup ’74 sticker albums & selected for inclusion in the official West Germany squad for the Finals.
One of the few memorable names from my experience of the television coverage of the tournament, Maier’s penchant for what appeared comically oversized gloves & shorts (a style that later would become familiar amongst goalkeepers) made him an easily-recognizable figure, & his ever-presence in the West German team as it won the tournament was obviously another significant factor in his name sticking in the mind.