In the latest episode of The Simpsons, the family takes a trip to “Prada Marfa” and responds to the site-specific art project in signature ways.
The man arrested last March on charges of having vandalized Elmgreen & Dragset’s simulated Prada storefront in Marfa, Texas has escaped jail time with a plea bargain, Glasstire reported.
The Texas Department of Transportation has withdrawn its charge of illegal advertising against Prada Marfa, arts organization Ballroom Marfa announced in a public statement.
Shortly after last week’s incident at “Prada Marfa,” Hyperallergic interviewed Joseph Magnano, aka 9271977, the man who vandalized Elmgreen & Dragset’s sculpture in the Texas desert.
“Personal vanity” — really? That’s the argument you want to make?
Elmgreen and Dragset, the duo behind the recently defaced conceptual storefront “Prada Marfa,” have condemned the vandalism in a statement to the Art Newspaper published earlier today. “It is crazy that we have come to a point in our culture where some individuals in their insane egomania, eager to obtain a bit of attention, start attacking other artists’ works,” the artists told the paper.
Over the weekend, vandals defaced Scandinavian artists Elmgreen and Dragset’s “Prada Marfa,” the simulated Prada storefront that has, since its installation in 2005, brought international attention to a remote stretch of Texas highway.