Tuesday, January 06, 2015

World Cup '74 Portrait #220 (Vladislaw Bogicevic: Yugoslavia)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

The Project snowballs on with this latest accretion to the mass, a re-mediation of an image of Vladislav Bogićević, who was represented in both the FKS & Panini sticker albums, & chosen as a member of the official Yugoslavia squad for the Finals, at which he appeared in/throughout five of the Yugoslav’s matches, scoring once, in the 9 – 0 rout of Zaire, missing only the opening Second Phase defeat to the hosts West Germany (none of those 3 named states existing any longer, of course, a further hauntological aspect of the memorabilia), although his name, like the great majority of those involved in the event,  remained unknown to me until the inception of this project.

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