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.