Today’s contemporary art history lesson focuses in on rural Texas. Installation and environmental artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset created a permanent land art project in the desolate outskirts of Marfa, TX where there is absolutely no visible civilization in sight. From a distance, the artwork appears to be a minimalist building in the middle of nowhere, but as one gets closer they see a Prada boutique. The boutique itself is sealed shut and is a time capsule that will never open as a real store. Bonus: a street sign for Prada Marfa (part of the installation) appears in the very art-centric Van der Woodsen household in Gossip Girl. Want it!
Someday I will drive and see you, Prada Marfa! *shakes fist in the air*