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The Magnificent Seven Art Sites: Marfa, Texas

By Georges Armaos

Part of a series on the world's best art sites, this Photolog features Marfa, the Texan town where Elmgreen & Dragset's 'Prada Marfa' resides, and where artists such as Donald Judd and Christopher Wool have famously made their homes. Marfa plays host to The Chinati Foundation, a museum founded by Judd, as well as the Judd Foundation and the non-profit Ballroom Marfa.

The Magnificent Seven Art Sites: Marfa, Texas

Elmgreen & Dragset, Prada Marfa (2005) in Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.

Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Elmgreen & Dragset, 'Prada Marfa' (2005) in Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
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Robert Irwin, 'untitled (dawn to dusk)' (2016). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Robert Irwin, 'untitled (dawn to dusk)' (2016). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
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Robert Irwin, 'untitled (dawn to dusk)' (2016). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Robert Irwin, 'untitled (dawn to dusk)' (2016). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Robert Irwin, 'untitled (dawn to dusk)' (2016). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
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Robert Irwin, 'untitled (dawn to dusk)' (2016). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Robert Irwin, 'untitled (dawn to dusk)' (2016). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Robert Irwin, 'untitled (dawn to dusk)' (2016). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
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Robert Irwin, 'untitled (dawn to dusk)' (2016). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Robert Irwin, 'untitled (dawn to dusk)' (2016). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Donald Judd, '100 untitled works in mill aluminum' (1982–1986). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Donald Judd Art © 2020 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Donald Judd, '100 untitled works in mill aluminum' (1982–1986). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Donald Judd Art © 2020 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Donald Judd, '100 untitled works in mill aluminum' (1982–1986). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Donald Judd Art © 2020 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Donald Judd, '100 untitled works in mill aluminum' (1982–1986). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Donald Judd Art © 2020 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Dan Flavin, 'untitled (Marfa project)' (1996). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Dan Flavin, 'untitled (Marfa project)' (1996). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Dan Flavin, 'untitled (Marfa project)' (1996). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Dan Flavin, 'untitled (Marfa project)' (1996). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Dan Flavin, 'untitled (Marfa project)' (1996). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Dan Flavin, 'untitled (Marfa project)' (1996). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Dan Flavin, 'untitled (Marfa project)' (1996). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Dan Flavin, 'untitled (Marfa project)' (1996). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Dan Flavin, 'untitled (Marfa project)' (1996). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Dan Flavin, 'untitled (Marfa project)' (1996). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Dan Flavin, 'untitled (Marfa project)' (1996). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Ilya Kabakov, 'School No. 6' (1993). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Ilya Kabakov, 'School No. 6' (1993). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: Georges Armaos.
The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Carl Andre, 'Words (detail)' (1958–1972). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Carl Andre / ARS, New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Carl Andre, 'Chinati Thirteener' (2010). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Carl Andre / ARS, New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Carl Andre, 'Chinati Thirteener' (2010). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Carl Andre / ARS, New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Richard Long, 'Sea Lava Circles' (1988). On long-term loan from Judd Foundation at The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Ilya Kabakov, 'School No. 6' (1993). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Ilya Kabakov, 'School No. 6' (1993). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Donald Judd, 'The Arena' (1980-1987). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Donald Judd, 'The Arena' (1980-1987). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
David Rabinowitch, 'Six-Sided Bar III' (1969). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 David Rabinowitch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
David Rabinowitch, 'Elliptical Plane in 3 Masses and 4 Scales III' (1971–72). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 David Rabinowitch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Donald Judd, 'The Arena' (1980-1987). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, 'Monument to the Last Horse' (1991). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, 'Monument to the Last Horse' (1991). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Photo: Georges Armaos.
John Chamberlain, 22 variously titled works in painted and chromium-plated steel, (1972–1982). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
John Chamberlain, 22 variously titled works in painted and chromium-plated steel, (1972–1982). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
John Chamberlain, 22 variously titled works in painted and chromium-plated steel, (1972–1982). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
John Chamberlain, 22 variously titled works in painted and chromium-plated steel, (1972–1982). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. © 2020 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Donald Judd, '15 untitled works in concrete' (1980–1984). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Donald Judd Art © 2020 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Donald Judd, '15 untitled works in concrete' (1980–1984). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Donald Judd Art © 2020 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Donald Judd, '15 untitled works in concrete' (1980–1984). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Donald Judd Art © 2020 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Donald Judd, '15 untitled works in concrete' (1980–1984). Permanent collection, the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Donald Judd Art © 2020 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Elmgreen & Dragset, 'Prada Marfa' (2005) in Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Elmgreen & Dragset, 'Prada Marfa' (2005) in Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Elmgreen & Dragset, 'Prada Marfa' (2005) in Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.
Marfa, Texas. Photo: Georges Armaos.

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