Marfa - a unique art installation - is in danger of being torn down!
How we discovered Prada Marfa!We cycled from Florida to California along the Southern Tier Route. In 48 days we experienced the greatness of America and the goodness of the American people.
One of the most memorable moments was the experience of approaching Prada Marfa located in the West Texas desert.
We didn't know it was going to be there and we knew nothing about it. But - WOW - it brought us tremendous joy.
We are not Prada people - never shopped at Prada, and wouldn't know a Prada handbag from a handbag found at Walmart, but this is not about Prada. This is Art!
Tearing down Prada Marfa would deny others a cherished experience we will never forget.
We are determined to make a difference in this debate. Please like this page and join the effort. God Bless!!!
What's At Stake!
Prada Marfa is an art installation in the desert in Marfa, Texas.
It is a must-see site for cyclists and travelers along Route 90.
The Texas State Department of Transportation wants to tear it down.
They say it's an advertisement and illegal.
We say it's art and protected by freedom of expression.
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About Prada MarfaPrada Marfa is a permanently installed sculpture by artists Elmgreen
and Dragset, situated 2.3 km (1.4 mi) northwest of Valentine, Texas,
just off U.S. Route 90, and about 60 km (37 mi) northwest of the city of
Marfa. The installation was inaugurated on October 1, 2005. The artists
called the work a "pop architectural land art project." The sculpture,
realized with the assistance of American architects Ronald Rael and
Virginia San Fratello, cost US $80,000 and was intended to never be
repaired, so it might slowly degrade back into the natural landscape.
This plan was deviated from when, three days after the sculpture was
completed, vandals graffitied the exterior, and broke into the building
stealing handbags and shoes.