A Prada store in the middle of nowhere
Elmgreen & Dragset - Prada Marfa, 2005 (2)

Elmgreen Dragset - Prada Marfa, 2005
Elmgreen & DragsetPrada Marfa, 2005, Adobe, plaster, paint, glass panes, aluminum frames, MDF, carpet, 4.6×7.6m, Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa is a site specific, permanent land art project by artists Elmgreen & Dragset. From a distance the artwork appears ot be a large minimalist sculpture. As one gets closer the building resembles a Prada boutique where a display of Fall 2005 high-heel Prada shoes and bags can be seen through the store front windows. However, the sculpture will never function as a place of commerce, the door cannot be opened.
The work is located on the outskirts of Valentine, Texas near Marfa on desolate ranching land with no other visible trace of civilization.

Elmgreen Dragset - Prada Marfa, 2005, Valentine, Texas
Elmgreen & DragsetPrada Marfa, 2005, Adobe, plaster, paint, glass panes, aluminum frames, MDF, carpet, 4.6×7.6m, Valentine, Texas

Elmgreen Dragset - Prada Marfa, 2005, Valentine, Texas
Elmgreen & DragsetPrada Marfa, 2005, Adobe, plaster, paint, glass panes, aluminum frames, MDF, carpet, 4.6×7.6m, Valentine, Texas

Elmgreen Dragset - Prada Marfa, 2005, Valentine, Texas
Elmgreen & DragsetPrada Marfa, 2005, Adobe, plaster, paint, glass panes, aluminum frames, MDF, carpet, 4.6×7.6m, Valentine, Texas

Elmgreen Dragset - Prada Marfa, 2005, Valentine, Texas
Elmgreen & DragsetPrada Marfa, 2005, Prada shoes, Valentine, Texas

Elmgreen Dragset - Prada Marfa, 2005, Valentine, Texas
Elmgreen & DragsetPrada Marfa, 2005, Prada bags, Valentine, Texas

Elmgreen Dragset - Untitled (Gossip Girl- Prada Marfa), 2008 Screen print on dibond, aluminum frame 49 x 73 x 7 in (124.46 x 185.42 x 17.78 cm)
Elmgreen & DragsetUntitled (Gossip Girl- Prada Marfa), 2008, Screen print on dibond, aluminum frame, 125x186x18cm

 

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