This is very, VERY cool. Take a look and see if one wouldn't look great in your home or office!
The following is a body of a press release from the Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue. Please contact Caroline Betts for additional information.
Zenyatta Artwork to benefit Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue
Christine Picavet (www.ChristinePicavet.com), a French artist of international renown and a retired exercise-rider who galloped horses for Hall of Fame trainer Charles Whittingham, has created and donated an oil painting of Zenyatta at Oaklawn Park to racehorse charity Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue (www.sctbrescue.org).
Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization devoted to the welfare and safety of “at risk” thoroughbred ex-racehorses. Since its inception in June 2008 the organization has provided shelter, rehabilitation and re-training services to approximately fifty thoroughbreds and currently cares for thirty two rescued animals.
The oil painting of Zenyatta measures 20"x24" inches (26”x30” framed) and is available for $10,500. Picavet is also donating all proceeds from the sale of one hundred numbered and signed prints of Zenyatta on archival paper or canvas (in limited quantity) for $200 each.
Early buyers of prints this week included trainer Kenny McPeek and Manny Cadima of Louisville Thoroughbred Club/Thoroughbred Racing Nation. The painting and prints will be displayed in the Clubhouse at Del Mar racetrack on August 7, 2010 as part of a fundraiser that Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has graciously permitted.
Shoot It Photography (www.Shootitphotography.com) Yetta and Bill Feltner, who - like Picavet - support many charitable fundraising activities, permitted several photographs to be used as references, and said “We are humbled that our photographs of Zenyatta have been used to benefit Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue through the artistry of such a warm and giving artist as Christine Picavet.”
Caroline Betts, President of Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue, stated “We are deeply appreciative of Christine’s fundraiser, and hope it is successful not only for the generous donation that it represents to our horses, but also to honor Christine's beautiful equine artistry and passionate support for humane thoroughbred retirement.”