DAVID BUTLER (1898-1997)
Although David Butler had drawn and carved all of his life, his career and his artistic output began in earnest in his late forties, following an injury at the sawmill where he worked. Like a number of other Self-Taught artists working in the Southeastern United States, Butler created an elaborate environment for his own enjoyment, filling his rural Louisiana home and yard with elaborate creations made of cut tin, wood, enamel and house paint. The windows of the house were covered with sheets of tin perforated with patterns that cast elaborate shadows through the interior. Long recognized as an important artist, Butler's work was exhibited by the New Orleans Museum of Art in 1976, and was included in Black Folk Art in America 1930-1980 at the Corcoran Gallery. PROPERTY FROM THE ROBERT M. GREENBERG COLLECTION
DAVID BUTLER (1898-1997)

Untitled (Man on the Moon)

Details
DAVID BUTLER (1898-1997)
Untitled (Man on the Moon)
signed with initials 'DB' (lower left)
double-sided--enamel on cut tin
28 x 27¼ in. (73 x 79 cm.)
Provenance
Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York
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