The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved

by Kentucky For Kentucky |

Happy Kentucky Derby week! In celebration of the most exciting two minutes in sports,  we’ve collaborated with Louisville artist Rachael Sinclair on a decadent and depraved new print. Not just any print, an infographic of kick ass Kentuckian Hunter S. Thompson’s famous essay on the 1970 Kentucky Derby – ‘The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved’. Gonzo journalism’s original gangster essay that appeared in Scanlan’s Monthly in June of that year.

You’ll notice each silk on this print is symbolic of something from Hunter S. Thompson’s essay – Colonel Quick, Nekkid Horses, Whiskey Gentry, Dust Commander, Old Fitz, Chemical Billy, Inbred Horses, etc. Good stuff.

Only 200 20×25 prints available. Printed on French Paper Company 80# speckle tone paper by Thoroughbred Printing in Lexington Kentucky. Prints will be available for sale this week online and at a several pop-up-shops in Louisville and Lexington.

Tuesday April 30th 5:30-7:30pm at the Morris Book Shop in Lexington KY

Wednesday May 1st 6:30-9:30 at Farmington Historic Plantation in Louisville KY.

Prints will also be available online this week. Date and time to be announced.

Special thanks to the talented Rachael Sinclair for crushing this print, she nailed it! Special thanks to Thoroughbred Printing for the kick ass prints. Special thanks to Landon Antonetti for the photographs and the rad video (below).

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