Work No. 766: Bend it like Blatter

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Bent it Like Blatter………………………………………………………………………………………………*Update 2/6/15 – SB walks
  c. Michael St.Mark 2015

On the election of Sepp Blatter for a fifth consecutve term as president of FIFA in the face of recently-exposed deep-rooted and historically embedded corruption within FIFA, by agents of that epitome of spotless morality the FBI ..and the arrest of 14 of world football’s  top executives.
Sepp Blatter, in his pomp, appeared even more non-stick than the war criminal at large Tony Blair.

Latest in our “ Scrunch Flex Portraiture” series, first conceived as a new sub art genre by Michael St. Mark.
.” Scrunch Portraiture” .. invented by the artist in 2007, is an infinitely flexible method of altering hard copy photo portraits into manyfold bizarre and fanciful expressions, acutely responsive to the artist’s inner sensibilities.

A4 crumpled ( appropriated ) print from photograph by Michael Buholzer / AFP / Getty Images
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Linkback to 2011 Work featuring SB..


Artist John McCarthy – paints portraits directly from scrunched-up paper…. ring any bells?

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“I try to find images of beautiful women who are photographed in a particular way; a kind of non-smiling vacant glamour, which fashionable magazines like to present. Once the image is selected, I screw the picture up and re-photograph it, adding new light sources to accentuate the creases, then crop it to fit the canvas. The image is then painted.” – John McCarthy 2014

See John MacCarthy’s “breakthrough” works of plagiarism here.

LONDON DADA – Reorienting art in the 21st century

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Work 667;  Portrait of the Portrait Artist
  c. Michael St.Mark ( 2013)


2 thoughts on “Work No. 766: Bend it like Blatter

    • Well, I wouldn’t offer threats or violence to Mr Blatter personally, but I suppose one could well understand members of UAFA or the FA mistaking his head for the ball when taking a penalty in a ‘friendly’.


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