Marfa. The coolest small town named after "The Brothers Karamazov" in the world. Pop art exhibit "Prada Marfa," pictured above and located outside of town, is just one of the examples of culture that permeate the small-town-meets-art-town. Acclaimed minimalist artist Donald Judd moved to Marfa from NYC in 1971, and ever since Marfa has been a small but bustling home for modern art despite only housing around 2,000 permanent residents.
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Texas Through Marathon and Big Bend National Park Fly into the El Paso airport and follow in Beyoncé’s footsteps with a tour through Texas’s Big Bend Country. Enjoy a peaceful drive through the expansive and cactus freckled desert then spend the night at one of several small bohemian enclaves along the way that have now become chic art destinations. Distance: About 340
Cowboys and Prada - Marfa, a famous arts town located in West Texas, is home to many intriguing artistic endeavors; most notably a Prada store art installation. Filled with a 2005 collection of Prada purses and shoes, the store is sealed shut and sits freestanding on the side of the open highway. Using mules, cowboys, models and my imagination I was able to bring this unique series to life.