David Butler

(1898-1997) Patterson, LA

Butler created an outdoor environment around his home in southeast Louisiana, filling his yard with brightly painted tin cutouts, whirligigs, and other assemblages.

 
 

HYENA

1970s

13.25" x 18.75"

enamel on tin cutout

(photo of this piece in Butler’s environment was published in Intl. Review of African-American Art, Vol.11, No.1, p. 35)

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Seven-Headed Dragon

1980s

25.5" x 31"

enamel on tin

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Untitled

1980s

14" x 16"

enamel on tin, wire

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