Wednesday, May 26, 2010

West Texas Art

So we are driving along in this West Texas barren landscape, I was reading and my daughter was not paying attention either, when Bill says " that was weird, a Prada shoestore out here in the middle of nowhere" and Katherine and I yell "turn around! that's an art project, not a store!"
reflection of the sunset and the west Texas landscape on the Prada shoes and handbags
Prada Marfa, an art installation, which cost $80,000. was made of adobe and was meant to just fade into the landscape and not be kept up. This plan was thwarted when 3 days after completion, it was graffitied and windows broken and the shoes and purses stolen. So it was repaired and now there are signs that say you are under surveillance.
Bill took that hat off the wall in the motel and poses in front of an art work.
A chapel? next to the motel in Marfa.
Chinati Foundation, Marfa Tx.
When I have more time I will come back here for the tour which takes 4 hours!


Michael Chambers said...

You've just confirmed that you're an expert at Found Art!

Pam McKnight said...

thanks Mike! :)