In a couple of weeks, I will be heading off to the small little town, known as Marfa in Texas USA! I first discovered Marfa, when I watched the last Larry Clark movie, Marfa Girl he put out on line. As a big follower of his work, I couldn't help but check out his new stuff. I instantly feel in love and said "Next trip, that's the place".
Marfa has been a little desert hub since the 1970's for artists such as minimalist artist Donald Judd where he created giant works of art that bask beneath lonely desert skies. In the years since, Marfa has emerged as a hot spot for art tourism.
This tiny town situated on the high plains of the Chihuahua desert is nothing less than an arts world station of the cross, like Art Basel in Miami, or Documenta in Germany. It's a blue-chip arts destination for the sort of glamorous scenesters who visit Amsterdam for the Rijksmuseum and the drugs.
Vegan food, straw bale houses and funky bars filled with artsy kids cheersing whiskey with famous painters and film directors. Their pearl-buttoned shirts and cowboy boots can make the place feel like a Western-themed outpost of Brooklyn.
And oh the Marfa's famous fake Prada store that sits on the highway outside town.
Can't wait!!! I will be blogging my trip for Society Vernacular, so stay tuned for lots of photos and words about this art oasis.