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Prada Marfa, Valentine

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Prada Marfa is a permanent sculptural art installation by artists Elmgreen and Dragset, located along U.S. Route 90 in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States, 1.4 miles (2.3 km) northwest of Valentine, and about 26 miles (42 km) northwest of Marfa (its namesake city). The installation, in the form of a freestanding building—specifically a Prada storefront—was inaugurated on October 1, 2005. The artists described the work as a "pop architectural land art project."
Realized with the assistance of American architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the construction cost $120,000. The original intent was that the building would not be repaired, but would rather gradually degrade into its surroundings. This plan was revised after vandals graffitied the exterior and stole its contents, the night the sculpture was completed.
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  • I wouldn’t drive too far to see this but if you’re nearby it’s worth a visit. It’s actually 35 miles or so from Marfa. I was surprised to learn that they stocked it Prada bags and shoes from the... 
    I wouldn’t drive too far to see this but if you’re nearby it’s worth a visit. It’s actually 35 miles or so from Marfa. I was surprised to learn that they stocked it Prada bags and shoes from the...  more »
  • This is a cool piece of installation art near Maria. There is not for sale there but is interesting to have this in the middle of a long and boring drive. 
    This is a cool piece of installation art near Maria. There is not for sale there but is interesting to have this in the middle of a long and boring drive.  more »
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  • A must-see if you're in the area.
  • Great photo opportunity, also the train that passed honked and waved at me. 10/10

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