Official Art of 2020 Kentucky Derby Unveiled

On Nov. 21 Churchill Downs published the 2020″Naked Art of the Kentucky Derby” by Louisville artist Keith Anderson. Watch Kentucky derby 2020. Anderson’s acrylic and oil paintings catch a perspective of this iconic race that’s unlike any ever featured, sharing the energy and color that will be on display during each the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby introduced by Woodford Reserve and the Longines Kentucky Oaks. Kentucky derby Streaming.

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As a Louisville native and Brown-Forman employee, Anderson is no stranger to the excitement of the Kentucky Derby and horse racing.  He and his art are well-known one of Louisvillians and Derby fans. Watch Kentucky derby 2020, This season he finished the stunning Woodford Reserve mural that greets Main Street visitors with a field of racing Thoroughbreds and his art graces Woodford Reserve’s beautiful 2018 and 2019 Official Derby Bottles. Kentucky derby Streaming. Before, Anderson also served drinks from behind Churchill Downs’ pub and worked his share of renowned Derby parties.

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“To create the Official Art of the Kentucky Derby is a honour and a privilege as well as the greatest achievement of my career as an artist,” explained Anderson. Watch Kentucky derby 2020. “Derby is your time for Louisville to glow.  It’s our Super Bowl.  Kentucky derby Streaming.I thank God for the opportunity and look forward to being on the largest stage in May.”

“Keith Anderson is a Louisville favorite whose art is now an important part of our city and its love of racing,” explained Kevin Flanery, President of Churchill Downs Racetrack. Watch Kentucky derby 2020. “It is an honor because of his work to become part of Kentucky Derby history as the Official Art of 146.”

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Anderson’s fascination with art started at age 9 when his older brother, also an artist, introduced him to various paints.  While attending Valley High School, he focused more and more on art.  Anderson sold artwork to help cover his tuition in school at Murray State. Watch Kentucky derby 2020,  He studied art history and learned to work in many different mediums.  After he moved to Louisville, he worked endless hours in his studio, trying to get into art displays. Kentucky Derby Watch online. Keith wanted his art to be viewed by as many individuals as possible. derby live Stream . He was the first artist chosen to make two Woodford Reserve Official Derby bottles in back to back years.

He was also the first worker of Brown-Forman headquarters, in addition to the first African-American, to perform the artwork for the bottle.  Keith’s artwork can be seen across the city of Louisville, on buildings in downtown to the Frazier History Museum.  Watch Kentucky derby 2020,He shows his artwork around town and intends to start his own gallery.  Anderson’s original art for the Woodford Reserve Derby bottles is on display at Frazier History Museum before January 2020 within its exhibit, Woodford Reserve and the Kentucky Derby: Two Decades of Artistry, Bourbon and Horseracing. Kentucky Derby Watch online.

Anderson’s”Official Art of the Kentucky Derby” will be featured on 2020 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks product, Watch Kentucky derby 2020, such as a 146 limited variant artist-signed poster with embossed and metallic ink treatments.  

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