prada marfa

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prada marfa
highway 90
valentine, texas 79854

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This 15-by-25-foot Prada boutique just off Route 90 in West Texas is a sculpture by artists Michael Emlgreen and Ingar Dragset. It's located about 35 miles northwest of the small city of Marfa which has been a hub for modern art ever since Donald Judd moved there in the early 70s.

Prada Marfa was vandalized (since it does sit out here alone in the Texas desert) three days after it was installed in 2005, and someone ran off with the Prada shoes and handbags. The building was repaired and cleaned of graffiti, and now it's stocked with bottomless handbags that hide a theft-deterrent system... so no stealing.

Prada Marfa (photo: Dennis Yang)