The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved print by Ben Wade



The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved print by Ben Wade

Like any good Kentuckian, we love celebrating one of Kentucky’s finest traditions, “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” We can’t think of a better way to honor this fine occasion than with a nod to kick-ass Kentuckian Hunter S. Thompson’s famous essay on the 1970 Kentucky Derby, “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved.”

In crafting the print, we asked Ben to read Thompson’s essay and bring it to life as he would imagine it in an epic illustration. The results are amazing. Ben knocked it out of the park. He basically created a ’Where’s Waldo’ out of the essay. What might be most impressive is that he captured the scene with less than half the booze and debauchery that fueled Thompson’s and Steadman’s work. We think these crazy ass prints would make Hunter proud. Get one while you can.

Printed on 80# paper in Lexington, Kentucky. 12.5″ x 19” in size.  At just $20 each, these are a safer bet than the ones you’ll make from the infield after a few too many Mint Juleps.

13 in stock

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