intertwangleism

Butch Anthony

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Artist Butch Anthony stands with his latest installation in the Billy Reid Florence store. Photos by Abraham Rowe

Artist Butch Anthony has been a part of the Billy Reid family since the beginning. “Back when I was a supermodel for Billy Reid, ten years ago,” he told the Journal while showing an Instagram photo of a portrait from that era which hangs on the Florence, Alabama, store wall. He has outfitted our flagship store many times in the past few years, filling the windows with fish sculptures made from scrap metal and old license plates or adorning the walls with skeleton-clad portraits of strangers, amateur works he’s repurposed to communicate his self-described style: Intertwangleism.

His artistic sensibility carries an inherent odd sense of humor (which, of course, we adore) and roots that appear to be grounded in the outsider art movement, but surpasses any genre that includes other artists. Butch’s work is altogether unique. And It speaks for itself.

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 Black Rat Projects held a private view for the much anticipated Butch Anthony ‘Intertwangleism’ show last night. With fans such as (Turner-prize announcing) Jude Law already in love with the dungaree-wearing Alabama artist we predict big things. The opening was packed out with art types and Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke! - be sure to catch it at 15 Bateman street Soho before the end of the month. Details here