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55 - Prada Marfa


Alone on a dusty highway,
miles from any consumer,
let alone one in the market
for expensive shoes.

As a store, it would be useless,
forever in the red,
soon torn down to make
a parking lot.

But as a monument to consumer folly,
Prada Marfa compels,
and tourists beat a path to its door.











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6 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

They stole the shoes? Talk about taking consumerism to the extreme. Should have made them of clay.

December 5, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Margaret said...

Ha. The vandalism is what makes it real, I suppose. I can't believe they spent the money on this and spend the money on security for those stupid shoes…

Thanks for educating me how stupid some artists are…

December 5, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Margaret said...

Not to mention, it is an eyesore in what looks to me to be a beautiful Texas style landscape.

December 5, 2013 at 11:35 PM
G-Man said...

What a GREAT Idea!!
What a GREAT story!
Loved your Chic Art 55
Thanks for playing, as always, you are fun and unique, have a Kick Ass Week-End

December 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Mama Zen said...

How bizarre!

December 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM
Nara Malone said...

I admire the artist's sense of humor. Life continues to amaze me.

December 6, 2013 at 2:01 PM