Elmgreen and Dragset

Elmgreen and Dragset : Prada Marfa

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This book includes text by Dominic Molon, Ronald Rael. This photographic volume focuses on a new work by Berlin artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. In the middle of the Texan desert Elmgreen and Dragset established a small Prada boutique. Completely isolated from its usual urban context, this symbol of luxury and capitalist promise sits on a country road near Marfa, a small hamlet in West Texas. In romantic landscape photographs, Marfa's inhabitants, their needs and socio-cultural idiosyncrasies are juxtaposed with the foreign structure that was built by the natives as a brick shack and inaugurated with Stetsons and beer bottles in their hands. A subtle irony hovers over the handsome photographic volume that juxtaposes high-gloss and rural life in Marfa, where Donald Judd established his Chinati Foundation. So "Prada Marfa" turns out to be a multi-layered landmark: a critique of capitalism and minimalist art.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 202 x 272 x 12mm | 521.64g
  • Buchhandlung Walther Konig GmbH & Co. KG. Abt. Verlag
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English
  • 42 colour illustrations
  • 3865601952
  • 9783865601957
  • 1,962,132