by Owen Bay
Marfa Texas you have been soiled.
Playboy has recently obtained a lease on 6,500 square feet of land west of Marfa
Yes that's right, the magazine that promotes nude women for the sake of sexy nude women.
Corporations are people. Now they are artist. :(
Marfa is over before it began
Green Day See You Tonight from paul beck on Vimeo.
from Hyperallefric "Were it not in the name of “art,” which anything that is erected near Marfa is inevitably compared to and/or assumed to be. In conversation Joe Nick Patoski, writer and frequenter of the area since 1959, told Hyperallergic: “big art is great; big advertising, not so much.” It is hard to disgree with that idea. The beauty of Marfa isn’t necessarily in some untainted authenticity — the landscape is constantly changing — but it is rooted in some degree of isolation from the cacophany of 21st century life. Which is perhaps part of why Anthony DeSimone, a musician, chef, and resident of Marfa for the past six years, declined to saying anything to Hyperallergic except: “Worst thing to ever happen here. End of story.”
Just like SXSW in Austin Texas, Marfa will embrace corporate logos. $
Keep Marfa Logo$
here is what people are saying on Hyperallergic: