Prada Marfa is a site specific, permanent land art project by artists Elmgreen & Dragset, commissioned by Art Production Fund and Ballroom Marfa. Modeled after a Prada boutique, the sculpture houses luxury goods from the famed brand’s fall 2005 collection of bags and shoes. Located on a barren stretch of highway one mile west of Valentine TX, the artwork will never function as a place of commerce, since the door is always locked.
Established: October 1, 2005
Artists: Elmgreen & Dragset
Commissioners/Producers: Art Production Fund and Ballroom Marfa
Architects: Ron Rael and Virginia San Fratello; Joerg Boettger
Construction: The Maxwell Company Site
Site Representatives: Smokey Hall and Manny Perez
Project Patrons: Suzanne Tick and Terry Mowers