Sunday, January 04, 2015

World Cup '74 Portrait #219 (Ladislao Mazurkiewicz: Uruguay)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

The latest drawing in the Project is a re-mediation of an image of the magnificently-named Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, who was represented in the Panini ’M√ľnchen 74’ sticker album but not its FKS counterpart, & also chosen for selection in the Uruguay squad for the Finals (having also kept goal at both the 1966 & 1970 tournaments, but only once for his national team between the latter & the ’74 World Cup), where he appeared in all 3 of the Uruguayans’ matches, although his or indeed their presence made no impression upon my consciousness at the time (for whatever reason, though the name & his playing for Uruguay are significant factors it must be admitted, Mazurkiewicz, now sadly deceased, has subsequently become one of my favourite historical goalkeepers).

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