Fantôme Créole Series (Papillon no. 1)

Isaac Julien (1960 - )

Diptych of Lambda prints on gloss paper

2005

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    City: storage

    An image of an old-fashioned manual sewing machine, 'Butterfly', links the two parts of Isaac Julien's diptych. Subtitled 'Papillon' (meaning 'butterfly' in French), the bisected image alludes to the insect's wings. It was photographed in Tiebele, a village in Burkina Faso, during Julien's visit to the former French colonial territory. In the background are the geometric designs of Tiebele's traditional architecture. Inspired by the country's rich cultural heritage, Julien's work eloquently marries two aspects of African and Western material culture.

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    Title
    Fantôme Créole Series (Papillon no. 1)
    Date
    2005
    Medium
    Diptych of Lambda prints on gloss paper
    Dimensions
    width: 119.50 cm, height: 119.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Victoria Miro, November 2005
    Inscription
    none
    Provenance
    Victoria Miro Gallery, London
    GAC number
    18057/1