I can’t get over how wonderful this photo above is of an abandoned Prada store in Marfa, TX. It’s taken from the roadtrip that some Supertouch members took with Lance Armstrong through Texas. The roadtrip passed through a town in Texas called Marfa that seems to be an artist’s hidden paradise, with great galleries and public arts all over the place.
I was very curious as to why a big name like Prada would expand to a small town like Marfa, and my suspicions about it being an art installation were confirmed in this New York Times article from 2005. Apparently, the “abandoned” Prada store is a permanent art installation by Berlin artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. If you want to see more photos of this place, head on over to Flickr where Prada Marfa photos are plenty.
The photos are wonderful and they certainly make me want to visit (they say also that the movie No Country For Old Men was shot there, which makes me want to visit the place even more).
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