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David Kenton Kring Has Created The World's Most Epic “Hunter S Thompson” Tribute Sculpture (And It Can Be Yours)

By Kentucky For Kentucky |

Like Bigfoot, Artist David Kenton Kring is a mythical Kentucky creature. He doesn't just create dynamic tumblers, mugs, and flasks. His primary passion is crafting specialty, stylistic figurative work – particularly, life-size busts. As Kring explains, "my art offers an emotional charge through gestures, facial expression, and painting techniques. My surfaces are extremely worked; I rely on bends, folds, and crevasses to create depth and character." He has, indeed, created character in this rendering of Hunter S. Thompson, with a wild, wonderful, and masterful rendition of the original gonzo journalist.  When we laid eyes on him we knew that we needed to share this HST with the world.

We're offering a piece available only here at Kentucky for Kentucky. As we all know, there's nothing more kick-ass than having Hunter S. Thompson hanging in your home! So here's your chance to snag a one-of-a-kind man and take him to the races on Derby. He's been longing to get Decadent and Depraved…at least one more time.

Hand-built with slabs by David Kenton Kring; stoneware fired on cone 5; tinted with underglaze and terra sigilatta using mixed media elements.   The piece can be either stand alone or be mounted on a wall, and has custom-drilled holes in the back of the sculpture for that purpose. At 31 inches tall, 10 inches wide, 35 pounds, this is one hell of a piece.

Available this Friday May 2nd at 10:00am. Like Kentucky, there's only one. Hang this epic HST bust on your wall and your old Kentucky home will kick ass forever. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get loaded with Hunter S. Thompson in the privacy of your own home every day/night of the week for the rest of your life. We're asking only $1,000 plus shipping. However, if you live in Kentucky and would like to pick this bad boy up please email us at MADE IN KENTUCKY.

Words by Hannah LeGris and photos by Stanley Sievers.

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