Prada Marfa is a permanently installed sculpture by artists German artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. It is not in nearby Marfa, Texas, but near the town of Valentine, Texas, which is about 35 miles outside of Marfa and has a population little more than 100 residents. Prada Marfa has received mixed receptions. It is a well-known work and has been had its share of pop culture references. It has also been the site of vandalism, even been filled with bullet holes, and has been said to not represent Texas at all. The site has been classified by the Texas Department of Transportation as an illegal roadside advertisement, although the site is not officially affiliated with Prada. However, the sculpture remains there today and is a very popular tourist stop.
Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer
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Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer, “Prada Marfa,” Marfa History, accessed February 19, 2018, http://marfahistory.com/items/show/14.