Welcome to Marfa
Marfa seems like a deserted town, a middle-of-nowhere pit stop on the way to somewhere else. With a population of only 2,000, isolated in the West Texas desert, it's far from busy. A Prada store dots the highway, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it art installation which brings the curious and adventurous to see what all the fuss is about (celebrities have gotten into the game: Beyoncé and Solange visited last summer).
A desert landscape long-ago empty is now stocked with work by minimalist artist Donald Judd, his friends Dan Flavin and Carl Andre, and a permanent exhibition of Andy Warhol's "Last Supper" series. Away from the hustle-and-bustle of a big city, a new surge of 30-something artists are gravitating to the magic of Marfa and its quiet desert life, void of distractions, to imagine their next masterpiece. — Ashley Rowe
Click through the gallery to take a visual tour through this tiny artist enclave.