PHOTOS: Artwork for 2010 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Unveiled

by scrosby on November 13, 2009

Derbyart1Officials at Churchill Downs have tapped a French artist to supply this year’s artwork for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

Linda Le Kinff was at the unveiling this morning of the artwork. Speaking through an interpreter, Le Kinff says she’s never seen the Kentucky Derby, but was honored to participate.

“Artistically, it was just a great experience with colors and emotions,” said Le Kinff. “It’s a big honor, and very prestigious for [me], so [I] really would like to thank you.”

Le Kinff’s artwork will be on prints, tickets, programs, and other Derby memorabilia next year. Prints are on sale now.
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Karen Mobley November 13, 2009 at 8:59 pm

We couldn’t find anyone who lives in Louisville or who has at least SEEN the Derby to do this poster? Why did they ask a woman from France?

Nancy November 14, 2009 at 9:11 am

So, when will they start to make prints for purchase? These are beautiful and impressive interpretation for someone who has never seen the derby. She did a remarkable job of capturing the spirit of the derby.

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