Elmgreen & Dragset created Marfa’s own Prada store

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

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

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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
Photo: cmccalli/flickr.com

Elmgreen Dragset - Prada Marfa, 2005, Valentine, Texas
Elmgreen & DragsetPrada Marfa, 2005, Prada shoes, Valentine, Texas
Photo: Andrea/saltycanary.com

Elmgreen Dragset - Prada Marfa, 2005, Valentine, Texas
Elmgreen & DragsetPrada Marfa, 2005, Prada bags, Valentine, Texas
Photo: Andrea/saltycanary.com

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

Location

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

 

All photos by Elmgreen & Dragset/elmgreen-dragset.com unless otherwise noted.

 

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