Big Fish

Title

Big Fish

Subject

Horse racing in art

Description

Peb's artwork depicts racehorses Kelso (jockey Bill Shoemaker up), Carry Back, and Beau Purple before the 1962 Monmouth Handicap. 

Beau Purple defeated Kelso in three of their four lifetime meetings. Although Carry Back had claimed the 1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, Kelso was named American Horse of the Year in 1961.

Carry Back won the 1962 Monmouth Handicap with jockey John L. Rotz up, conquering Kelso, the then two-time Horse of the Year.

Creator

Pierre Bellocq, aka Peb

Date

1962

Rights

This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the Keeneland Library. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

Pen and ink; 9 x 15 in.

Type

still image

Original Format

Pen and ink

Physical Dimensions

9 x 15 in.

Files

FBW1504.jpg

Collection

Citation

Pierre Bellocq, aka Peb, “Big Fish ,” The Keeneland Library, accessed December 8, 2019, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/33.

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