ELMGREEN & DRAGSET: PRADA MARFA
- Date: Permanent Public Sculpture
- Sponsor: Art Production Fund and Ballroom Marfa
- Location: Highway 90, Valentine, TX
- Artists: Elmgreen & Dragset
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.comDownload PDF