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ELMGREEN & DRAGSET: PRADA MARFA

  • Date: Permanent Public Sculpture
  • Sponsor: Art Production Fund and Ballroom Marfa
  • Location: Highway 90, Valentine, TX
  • Artists: Elmgreen & Dragset
Photo courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo courtesy of Art Production Fund

Press Release

A site specific, permanent land art project.  The work is located on the outskirts of Valentine, Texas near Marfa on desolate ranching land with no other visible trace of civilization.  

From a distance the artwork appears ot be a large minimalist sculpture.  As on 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.  

Yet, one cannot open the door, it is a sealed time capsule and will never function as a place of commerce.  

Press coverage included: The New York Times, Financial Times, ArtForum.com

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Press

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New York Times
September 29, 2005
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Financial Times
October 1, 2005
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Women's Wear Daily
October 3, 2005
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Vogue
February 2005
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The Art Newspaper
March 2006