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Prada Marfa

Prada Marfa

Prada Marfa in Valentine, Texas on January 4, 2022. Photo by Peter Stringer for Amazing America.

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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Nearby Locations:

McDonald Observatory (29.8 miles)
Davis Mountains State Park (34.6 miles)
Marfa Lights (44.1 miles)
Alpine, Texas (53.8 miles)
Big Bend Ranch State Park (83.9 miles)
Guadalupe Mountains National Park (95 miles)
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Texas, Southwest

 

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Prada Marfa, 14880 US-90
Valentine, Texas 79854

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