MEMORIALIZES ESPINOZA, AMERICAN PHAROAH AT BELMONT STAKES
New Orleans-based artist Michael Hunt unveiled a lithograph
today based on a painting of Jockey Victor Espinoza riding Triple Crown winner
American Pharoah. Espinoza
personally hand-signed each print in the edition and gave Hunt his race worn
Hunt is known worldwide for his elaborate art prints. Hunt
has painted and presented works of art to Pope John Paul II, President Bill
Clinton and countless celebrities, athletes and entertainers, but taking
someone's pants is a first even for this eccentric artist.
Hunt's painting has been produced as a beautiful lithograph
limited to only 350 worldwide. Individual swatches of the pants, as well as a
sealed container of Finish Line Dirt from Belmont taken after American
Pharoah's victory, is displayed within the matting of each framed print.
When asked why so few prints were produced, Hunt replied,
"When Victor gave me his pants I wanted to share their historical
significance with the world. The problem is, they are very small!
Prints are available exclusively from huntstudio.com or by
Contact: Rachel Marks
Ph: 504 371-8300 or 1-800-426-1379
Additional Contact: Danae Columbus