Horse Racing

The official art of the 2023 Kentucky Derby has been released


Churchill Downs released the “Official Art of the Kentucky Derby” on December 6 by renowned international artist Romero Britto. Regarded as one of the most famous living artists in the world, Britto uses a bold, lively aesthetic to evoke a sense of joy and happiness in each of her works. From her roots in Brazil to her current home in Miami, Britto has traveled the world, bringing joy and inspiration to millions with her fresh, colorful works.

Britto’s artwork for the 149th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) highlights his iconic approach to mixing bright colors with unique patterns. With glittering textured accents and pop graphic elements, the artwork features subtle details that bring the track scene to life, highlighting the energy and excitement of the Derby. in modern style.

Casey C. Ramage, vice president of marketing and partnerships, said: “Kentucky Derby has such a rich history and we are delighted to be partnering with Romero Britto to celebrate its 149th run by the artwork gives a modern perspective to our long tradition.” Churchill Downs. “Working with an icon like Britto is an exciting opportunity for us to connect with new fans around the globe through this engaging visual representation of the joy and excitement of the Derby experience. .”

In addition to creating the “Official Art of Kentucky Horse Racing,” Britto will also be attending this year’s event to watch the race and participate in a variety of special activities during the week, including sitting on the jury for the race. The Longines Kentucky Oaks Fashion Contest.

Britto said: “I am honored to partner with Churchill Downs to unveil the official artwork of this year’s Kentucky Derby and celebrate this spectacular event. Lucas Vidal, CEO of the BRITTO organization added: “The race is such an iconic and fun event that there is no one better than Britto to create a masterpiece that evokes happiness and passion. fascination with it”.

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Britto’s “Official Art of the Kentucky Derby” will be featured in the 2023 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks official racing shows and a variety of merchandise. One thousand limited edition prints available for purchase on December 6 at www.KentuckyDerbyStore.com. All other items will be available for purchase starting at the end of February.

This press release has been edited by BloodHorse Staff for content and style.

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