Sunday, February 19, 2006

Prada Marfa

...if you haven't heard about this $100,000 art installation yet you just clearly aren't chic enough.

it's in texas near the art hub town of Marfa. it's on a lonely, deserted highway in Texas and it's permanently closed. the doors aren't made to be opened. it is a statement about luxury. i like prada a lot and i like that she (Muccia Prada) takes part in crazy shit like this.

to see more go to it's site Prada marfa.

here's an article about how it got looted and someone took all the untouchable luxury goods and wrote 'dum dum and dumber" instead. that was okay by the artists who made it:

"The show's funders knew the facade wouldn't last. They were even quoted in The New York Times saying they expected vandals. "If someone spray-paints graffiti or a cowboy decides to use it for target practice or maybe a mouse or a muskrat makes a home in it, 50 years from now it will be a ruin that is a reflection of the time it was made," said Yvonne Force Villareal, president of the Art Production Fund in New York. But they had hoped it would decay with time -- not, apparently, overnight." From the article in the Houston press by Greg Harman.

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