Artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset present their newest sculpture, entitled Prada Marfa. “The work is located on the outskirts of Valentine, Texas near Marfa on desolate ranching land with no other visible trace of civilization. As one drives toward the artwork it appears to be a large minimalist sculpture; as one gets closer it looks like a luxury boutique where a display of Fall 2005 high-heel Prada shoes and bags can be seen through the store front windows. Yet, one cannot open the door, it is a sealed time capsule and will never function as a place of commerce.”
Brilliant. Definitely made me smile, early in the morning.