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The University of Kentucky Athletic Department is pleased to present - The Exclusive Official Fine Art Limited Edition Print
Commemorating 100 Years of Kentucky Basketball, an Unparalleled Tradition
From its humble beginnings a century ago, UK Basketball has evolved into a game of legendary proportions defined by its heroes - the coaches, the players and the plays of a lifetime. A rich and unparalleled heritage built by Coach Rupp and followed by the most passionate fans in America have made Kentucky the greatest program in collegiate basketball. The University of Kentucky Athletic Department selected and commissioned nationally acclaimed artist Douglas C. Hess to immortalize the historic 100th year of Kentucky Basketball for all Kentucky fans to cherish. The original oil painting is the exclusive and official commission commemorating UK's rich heritage.
Artist Douglas C. Hess' original oil painting enshrines Kentucky's greatest teams, coaches and players celebrating their true excellence. The painting captures an unparalleled collection of artifacts and memorabilia from Coach Rupp's brown suit to the 1998 National Championship trophy, presenting a dynamic visual history of the first 100 years of Kentucky Basketball and its illustrious heroes.
The painting evokes the drama, passion and triumph of Kentucky Basketball, combining the artist historical research with the spirit of myth and legend. But it is the little boy asleep on the chair in this heart warming image that captures the essence of Kentucky Basketball over the past century. It is the spirit of the dream that inspired each of UK's legendary players to fulfill their dream adding another page in the storied history of Kentucky Basketball. Everyday, somewhere in Kentucky, the magic begins - at home, on a dirt court, a rim without a net, a little boy, a ball, and the love of Kentucky Basketball that inspires the dream of one day taking his place among Kentucky's Basketball legends. The Dream Continues...
Print size is 27x22 with an image size of 24 x 18.