Elmgreen & Dragset created Marfa’s own Prada store

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

Elmgreen & Dragset – Prada Marfa, 2005, Adobe, plaster, paint, glass panes, aluminum frames, MDF, carpet, 4.6 x 7.6m, Valentine, Texas, photo: CC BY-NC 2.0 by Thomas Hawk

Published: January 2, 2013

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About

Prada Marfa is a site-specific, permanent land art project by artists Elmgreen & Dragset. From a distance, the artwork appears to 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 storefront windows. However, the sculpture will never function as a place of commerce, the door cannot be opened.

Location

The work is located on the outskirts of Valentine, Texas near Marfa on desolate ranching land with no other visible trace of civilization.

US-90, Valentine, TX 79854, USA
(432) 729-3600
Open 24h

 

All photos by Elmgreen & Dragset unless otherwise noted.

 

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