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The Art Institute of Chicago

Bisa Butler Postcard Set

$9.95

Bisa Butler creates arresting portraits—composed entirely of vibrantly colored and patterned fabrics—that reimagine and celebrate narratives of Black life. 

Butler often works with photographs as source images, reimagining the figures captured as attentive portraits with layers of color and stitched details. She strategically selects fabrics, using the history or imagery of the prints to reinforce the stories she wants to communicate in each quilt. Layering materials and meanings, Butler brings to life personal and historical narratives of Black life and invites viewers to look closely and think deeply about the potential and purposes of portraiture.

These postcards were developed from Bisa Butler’s: A Man's Worth, 2019;  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 2019;  Kindred, 2019;  The Princess, 2018;  Broom Jumpers, 2019;  Les Sapeurs, 2018;  Southside Sunday Morning, 2018, and The Safety Patrol, 2018. 

  • Dimensions: 4.625 in. x 6.625 in.
  • Set of 8 postcards