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Churchill Unveils Official 2023 Art Of The Kentucky Derby By International Artist Romero Britto

Churchill Downs Racetrack today released the 2023 “Official Art of the Kentucky Derby” by renowned international artist, Romero Britto. Considered one of the most celebrated living artists in the world, Britto uses a bold, vibrant aesthetic to evoke a sense of fun and happiness in each of his pieces. From his roots in Brazil to his current home in Miami, Britto has traveled around the world, bringing joy and inspiration to millions with his fresh, colorful work.

Britto's artwork for the 149th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve highlights his iconic approach of mixing bright colors with unique patterns. With sparkling, textured accents and elements of pop graphics, the art features subtle details that bring the racetrack scene to life, highlighting the energy and excitement of the Derby in a modern way.

“The Kentucky Derby has such a rich history, and we are thrilled to collaborate with Romero Britto to commemorate the 149th running with artwork that brings a modern perspective to our longstanding tradition,” said Casey C. Ramage, VP of Marketing and Partnerships, Churchill Downs. “Working with an icon like Britto is an exciting opportunity for us to connect with new fans around the globe through this visually compelling representation of the fun and exhilaration of the Derby experience.”

In addition to creating the “Official Art of the Kentucky Derby,” Britto will also attend this year's event to watch the race and participate in a variety of the week's special activities, including sitting on the judging panel for the Longines Kentucky Oaks Fashion Contest.

“I'm honored to partner with Churchill Downs to unveil the official art of this year's Kentucky Derby and celebrate this spectacular occasion,” said international artist, Romero Britto. “The race is such an iconic and fun event that no one better than Britto to create a masterpiece that elicits the happiness and passion associated with it,” added Lucas Vidal, CEO of the BRITTO organization.

Britto's “Official Art of the Kentucky Derby” will be featured on the 2023 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks official racing programs and a variety of merchandise. 1,000 limited-edition prints will be available for purchase starting today, December 6, 2022, at 10:00am ET at www.KentuckyDerbyStore.com. All other items will be available for purchase beginning in late February.

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