Saturday Afternoon Fever

Title

Saturday Afternoon Fever

Subject

Horse racing in art

Description

Peb's artwork depicts Hall of Famer Alydar before the 1978 Florida Derby in a parody of the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever. 

In his two-year-old and early three-year-old seasons, Calumet Farm’s Alydar claimed the Great American Stakes, the Tremont Stakes, the Sapling Stakes, the Champagne Stakes, and the Flamingo Stakes on his way to the 1978 Florida Derby.

Alydar finished second to his rival Affirmed in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes in 1978.

Creator

Pierre Bellocq, aka Peb

Date

1978

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; 13.5 x 18 in.

Type

still image

Original Format

Pen and ink

Physical Dimensions

13.5 x 18 in.

Files

FBW1757.jpg

Collection

Citation

Pierre Bellocq, aka Peb, “Saturday Afternoon Fever,” The Keeneland Library, accessed July 11, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/49.

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