It was fall of 1999 when Lara and I moved to Texas. We were twenty-two and we packed up her old-but-reliable car. Loading and overflowing the trunk and backseat with our vital and unnecessary crap.
This is Lara.
Lara and I have known each other since we were thirteen. In some ways, we haven’t changed at all. In some ways, it was like two thirteen-year-olds taking a road trip. That’s how exciting it was. Like someone had given our younger selves the keys to a car, some money, and a map.
Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.
Art Production Fund and Ballroom Marfa present PRADA MARFA, a site specific, permanent land art project by artists Elmgreen & Dragset. Modeled after a Prada boutique, the structure includes luxury goods from the fall 2005 collection. However, the sculpture will never function as a place of commerce, the door cannot be opened. The building is located one mile west of Valentine, TX. (Via Ballroom Marfa- link now broken)
Made of biodegradable adobe, the structure is intended to decompose back into the landscape. If the artists were thinking this would be a topic for deep and meaningful conversation, they might have been surprised when shortly after “opening,” the store was vandalized.