Whether you’re excited or ambivalent about the impending World Cup, Oof is a lively piece of publishing worth your attention. Examining the tangled relationship between art and football, it digs around local clubs, as well as renowned galleries, to unearth fascinating projects like mini documentaries, x-rated performance pieces (above), large scale paintings and unassuming doodles.
It’s an extremely passionate publication, the work of a fan who has done a lot of thinking on the subject — in fact, you can hear Eddy Frankel on the Stack podcast speaking to Steve about a desire to explore football-inspired art in a non-boring way. Scroll down to see some spreads, and head to Sampler to order a copy for free shipping.
In this issue:
— Juergen Teller’s love letter to football
— Artist Eddie Peake’s nude five-a-side performance piece, ‘Touch’
— Film duo Henry/Bragg spent a year at a south London football club
— Emanuel Santos, the sculptor behind *that* Ronaldo statue
— And a Russian photographer’s parents recreating football games in dramatic poses
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