Elmgreen and Dragset, Prada Marfa, 2005; Adobe, plaster, paint, glass panes, aluminum frames, MDF, carpet; 4.6 m × 7.6 m (15 ft × 25 ft)| image: Marshall Astor  

It’s not easy to get to Marfa, Texas. From New York, you fly to Houston, change planes for El Paso, and then drive for three hours. Outside of El Paso, you pass American sprawl with a Tex–Mex flavor. After a while, there’s an enormous pecan grove, barbed wire fences, and occasionally, in the far distance, widely dispersed cattle. But soon, there’s nothing in the 360-degree view but the stubbly growth of the high,...

 

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