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.