Vandals Hit Quirky, Artsy Prada Marfa Again

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Frank Heinz

    These are tough times for Prada Marfa. The quirky art project stands alone in the desert of Jeff Davis County in far West Texas.

    Now the 15-foot-by-25-foot adobe cube building intended to masquerade as a boutique of the luxury Italian fashion house has been battered by vandals.

    Graffiti is spray painted on an exterior wall. Bullet holes pepper the windows at the site about 35 miles west of Marfa.

    The 6-year-old, $100,000 project was designed by Berlin-based artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset.

    Backers say they'll clean the graffiti and make changes -- when they come up with the money.

    Elmgreen, in an email to The Associated Press, says it may be time to pull the plug on the project.

    The art installation is just a mile our so outside of Valentine along U.S. Route 90, not far from Marfa. If Elmgreen is right, see it while you can.