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Prada Marfa Update
2007

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Prada Marfa Missing?

On July 17th, Cathy Pittard answered the question of the "missing" Prada Marfa by writing: "Regarding the last question in the forum (January 2007): Prada Marfa is still there - it's just located on the other side of town. Head out of Valentine toward Van Horn, and it will be on your left in a mile or so. Glass and merchandise intact, but looks like the exterminator visited the store recently."
Window shopping at Prada Marfa, West Texas
Photo Courtesy Cathy Pittard, 2007

More Prada Marfa Update

Well, Prada isn't exactly alive but it/he/she is well. Just like the day it 'opened.' I wonder if that is the original plate glass. Other than a little repaired graffiti on one wall, it looks 'normal.' - Barclay Gibson, June, 2007
Truck reflection, Prada Marfa, west  Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2007
Prada Marfa standing in the West Texas wilderness
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2007
Prada Marfa under West Texas  white clouds
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2007
Prada Marfa back view
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2007

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  • Prada Marfa Missing?
    Dear TE, Is Prada Marfa even still there? I work in Big Bend National Park and made a special trip out on Hwy 90 all the way from Marfa to Valentine to shoot it, and could not find it anywhere. (I did see the blimp base, however.) Is it right by the side of the road, or is it off aways? Please advise.

    By the way, I'm a former free-lance photographer from Dallas and have accumulated a storehouse of West Texas images, and am still at it. While visiting your wonderful site, I noticed there are more than a few towns in your Texas Towns A-Z that don't have any images at all, some of which I have. Just let me know if you would you like me to send you some - Sincerely, Doug Duncan, January 09, 2007

  • Prada Marfa and the "Lost Blimp" of Valentine
    [Dear TE], I have had two wierd encounters on highway 90 from Marfa to Van Horn that caused me to stop, then laugh.

    My first encounter was when I was driving Hwy 90 for the first time last December and I noticed the border patrol blimp from the back-end. It looked like a propeller floating in mid-air - attached to nothing. The road was so flat and had such little traffic that I was able to watch it and drive at the same time using my peripheral vision. At one point I actually got out of the car to study it and try to figure out what it was. It was not until I got [directly] under it that I could see the entire thing. Then I wondered all the way to Van Horn who had lost their blimp. I imagined the Texas winds placing [it] out in the middle of nowwhere. Someone in Van Horn clued me in [as to the blimp's function and ownership].

    This week I was making the same journey and noticed a small building out in the middle of nowwhere that said something about Marfa. I had an appointment and couldn't stop at that time. I had evidentally driven past it the time before but hadn't noticed it as my eyes were directed up at the blimp. On the way back I had more time so when I passed by the building again - I turned around to see what it was. Boy was I surprised! It almost makes you think you might be on Candid Camera. I think [someone] should film the people that stop to see it. Both incidents made me chuckle and were welcome distractions on that lonely drive. I hope there is more to come. Thanks for the entertainment! - Tammie Riley, Van Horn, Texas, September 08, 2006

  • Subject: Prada Marfa
    As me and my mom were on our way to Eagle Pass we passed the shoestore [Prada Marfa] and we were not sure if it was what we had seen. We wanted to make a U-turn and see if it was really there. Well, on our way back it was there. We stopped and took pictures of it. To us it was a store in the middle of nowhere, but [we] enjoyed it as well. I told my brother about it and he doesn't belive it's really there. - Marisa Flores, May 11, 2006

  • Subject: MARFA STORE
    YOUR STORE FRONT GOT OUR ATTENTION THIS LAST FRIDAY NIGHT AS WE HEADED INTO MARFA TO SEE THE LIGHTS...WE STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AND TOOK A PICTURE OF YOUR PRADA SHOE STORE..AND THOUGHT WE SAW ALIENS WEARING YOUR SHOES INSIDE ONE SMALL ALIEN FIGURE LOOKED TO BE CARRING A PRADA HANDBAG...WHEN I CHECKED MY CAMERA LATER TO VIEW THOSE PICTURES THEY WERE GONE EXCEPT FOR THE ONE PICTURE OF THE ENTIRE STORE FROM THE HIGHWAY..YOUR PRODUCTS ARE NOW KNOWN THRU OUT THE GALAXY....WE LOVED THE STORE AND WONDERED WHERE THE GAS STATION WENT MAYBE NEXT TRIP WE'LL SHOP YOUR STORE DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS....THANK YOU THE KLOCK FAMILY FROM FARMINGTON NM, January 08, 2006

  • Subject: Prada Marfa
    WE WANT SUCH A SCULPTURE HERE IN OUDTSHOORN - IN THE SEMI DESERT VALLEY OF THE SWARTBERG MOUNTAINS!!!! - Sunny regards, Petra, Oudtshoorn, South Africa, December 13, 2005
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