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We stayed in Judd’s former print studio at Chinati. "It's unlikely that you would see a snake or a skunk or a porcupine or some other varmint — but it's always possible," she warns. We asked Lowe if he had hung out at Elrod’s studio while making the piece. The edge.” Such a tour of America resonated as almost a parable to us of why people move to Marfa now: the fierce, near irrational desire to get outside the mainstream. Prada, Marfa is a faux boutique displaying luxury bags and shoes in the middle of the sparse Texas landscape. He wanted to escape the art scene he claimed to disdain. We first went to Marfa together in 1996. explains sculptor Campbell Bosworth. “You know, he does paintings that look like photographs. And so a myth abides: glamour, money, and artistic recognition will fall out of the sky above Marfa, as actual meteors often do. Popular with ghost- and U.F.O.-hunters and the subject of a study by U.T. In Presidio County, when you greet anyone you pass on the road, the social code is to lift two fingers ever so slightly from the steering wheel. That never happened, but arts tourism has soared. When we pulled it out over drinks in the courtyard of the El Paisano hotel an acquaintance whistled and said, “Law enforcement carries that.” A lawyer immediately disparaged the prosecutors in Presidio County as “weaklings” who wouldn’t even go after murderers. 128 E. El Paso St. / 432.729.3981 / www.30x30cmproject.com. On another Marfa evening we found ourselves in Elrod’s studio with the photographer and filmmaker Larry Clark (Tulsa, Kids) and David Hollander, an L.A. transplant (and child star—in Airplane! “I come to Marfa to play,” he told us. 104 South Highland Avenue. A Chinati neighbor told us that he’d spent years watering a tree so that it would block the view of Judd’s work from his bedroom window. Do you ride a bicycle?”, But the moniker is apt. Kitson and her boyfriend noticed Marfa's famous fake Prada store that sits on the highway outside town — and then? Judd purchased dozens of buildings with the help of the New York–based Dia Art Foundation—which at the time had unlimited access to the Schlumberger oil fortune—and filled them with his own work, as well as pieces by artists he admired, before his death, at the age of 65, in 1994, halfway through the process of creating “permanent installations of contemporary art that are among the largest and most beautiful in the world,” as his New York Times obituary put it. She sold the lot in two weeks, transforming his career. David wanted to meet in El Paso and make the pilgrimage to Marfa, TX for several days of deserted landscapes and art by Donald Judd. lights), drove a herd of longhorns and other native stock from South Texas and became the founders of a community where 32 churches, an opera house, numerous dance halls, and a grand hotel were eventually constructed—the infrastructure that provided Donald Judd with so much exhibition space. The staff worked anyway. So I started following the course of the Rio Grande. Before one screening, a local punk band called Solid Waste played a set. Ballroom Marfa. When I got here I saw Don Judd sitting on a corner.” It was the late 70s, and Irwin had had no idea that Judd was in Texas. It all started when the acclaimed minimalist artist Donald Judd left New York City in the 1970s for this dusty dot of a town. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Above, a creative car, spotted on the street in Marfa. When Judd installed a kilometer-long series of large concrete boxes at the edge of the property, ranchers said jokingly that they were square drainage culverts. Not an art patron but just curious. Yet Marfans know the alternative would be worse. Above, a creative car, spotted on the street in Marfa. Judd Foundation is a non-profit organization that facilitates public access to artist Donald Judd’s permanently installed living and working spaces in downtown Marfa. But then you go, 'Yeah, but we'd have to live in that town.' Irwin finished the drink. In the mid-80s, Judd parted acrimoniously with the Dia Art Foundation, which had begun pulling back from its funding obligations. The critic Michael Kimmelman titled his review of the Flavin piece “The Last Great Art of the 20th Century.” Money followed. Judd believed: ’that art should not represent anything, that it should unequivocally stand on its own and simply exist’. Marfa is the seat of Presidio County, which was near-Switzerland-size (12,000 square miles) at its founding, in 1850, but registered no population in that year’s U.S. Census. One sixth-grader we know, who was born and raised in Marfa but whose parents come from the East Coast, was teased in school: “Are you a Chinati? He later founded The Chinati Foundation, brought in other minimalist artists, and created his own iconic contemporary art on site. The town was dead. Solid Waste discussed their first album. The current iteration requires that the building be knocked down and reconstructed with a sunken floor and windows which begin at chest height so that, as the artist told us, “you will see a little bit of landscape and a lot of sky.” From within, the West Texas desert “will look like a Dutch landscape.” This permanent, large-scale installation will be the crowning work of his career. Yeah, but you can't afford it. © 2020 Condé Nast. Johnson doesn't miss a beat. Thompson, the historian, who passed away in January, described Marfa’s renewal as a three-phase process: Judd’s establishing of Chinati, in 1979; the arrival of Texas attorneys and law-school classmates Pablo Alvarado (who grew up in Marfa) and Tim Crowley in the late 90s; and the arrival of arts foundations and nonprofits beyond Chinati, most prominent among them the Santa Fe-based Lannan Foundation, which owns five homes that serve as writers’ residences, and Ballroom Marfa, described by The New York Times as “a certified alternative space,” which took over an old dance hall, started a concert series (Lyle Lovett, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo), and is planning the construction of (presumably) the world’s first art-house drive-in movie theater. It’ll be fun!” Feigning Admiration Part of the thrill of being in Marfa is adding to what Judd left undone. Irwin added, “Hopefully I won’t go facedown in my pudding before it’s done.”. ". The Marfa Book Co. is run by poet Tim Johnson, who doesn't think Judd would approve of Marfa's emergence as a chic art world destination. Hollander, with his wife, Jennifer Lane, co-founded CineMarfa, the town’s newest film festival (the first one crashed and burned). To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. He was trying to figure out what to buy.”. Mar 1, 2014 - Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. hide caption. The works, printed on handmade Korean paper by Marfa’s Arber and Son Editions, are curated by Judd’s son, Flavin Judd. For a time Chinati paid no curatorial salaries. The Judd Foundation took on the private side of Judd, and Chinati became the more pronouncedly public face. Notable recent shade seekers include Richard Hell, Robert Plant, David Byrne, and, lest you think Marfa really is a coastal Utopia, Karl Rove, who slept in a vintage camper at El Cosmico, a field full of rent-by-the-night Airstreams. One hundred of them, made of silvery milled aluminum, are housed in two old brick artillery sheds. On his death, the museum was left with $400, with the rest of his holdings—and debts—going to his estate (which became the Judd Foundation), of which his children, Rainer and Flavin, were the executors. Then I got back in my car I made it all the way down to Key West, and when I got there I thought, Well, now I’m committed.”. Judd Foundation maintains and preserves Donald Judd’s permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in New York and Marfa, Texas. he suavely brings a girl some coffee, only to be told, “I take it black, like my men”). Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated as of 1/1/21) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated as of 1/1/21) and Your California Privacy Rights. Like, 'Oh, perfect, our NPR station.' Clark was smitten and just finished shooting a new film in Marfa, featuring the lead singer. Only for hard core art lovers.......multi dimensional, repetitive large scale abstract art at Judd Foundation. A nod is considered excessive. Videos were projected on a wall, and visitors drifted in and out. It was created in 2005 by artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. Aufdengarten-Scott hopes her work at the Chamber of Commerce will help reconcile old timers with the transplants sometimes called Chinazis, after the foundation. Manic laughter. The landscape painter Rackstraw Downes—a former Chinati artist-in-residence and yet another recent MacArthur genius-grant recipient (Weiner calls Downes “our Corot”)—now spends half the year 70 miles south of Marfa hiding out in the emptiness of southern Presidio County. He had been travelling all over the South-west, seeking space, and his search ended in Marfa and its empty, uninterrupted landscape. The Marfa renaissance started with Chinati, Judd’s public face and in many ways his unfinished work. Weiner estimates the Chinati Foundation received 10- or 11,000 visitors last year, more than twice as many as eight years ago. She says most newcomers are incredibly well-intentioned, but there's a give and take. “That’s where all the stuff is going on. Deep in the Chihuahuan high desert, Marfa was colonized in 1979 by minimalist sculptor Donald Judd, who purchased a compound of decommissioned military buildings and transformed them into austere exhibition spaces … "Sometimes it feels like there's more taking," she says quietly. Marfa became a railroad water stop in 1883. In 2011 they featured 70s and early-80s No Wave films alongside banned and sexually explicit work by Clark. Citoyen du Monde Inc/Flickr In 2004 our friend Mary Farley, who describes herself as an “art-world participant” (perhaps inevitable, considering that her ex-husband is Matthew Barney), left her job as a forensic psychotherapist in New York and that winter went to Marfa for the first time. "You just come out here and you feel like, I want to make something; I want to do something!" The idea makes Marfans scoff. Neda Ulaby/NPR Sean Wilsey and Daphne Beal channel the mix of tumbleweeds, talent, and iconoclasm that is key to Marfa’s mystique. Brian Santa Maria/iStockphoto.com Building designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune of Stockholm. candidate from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; and a young curator who had publicly stated her opinion that the authors of this article were “provincial” (owing, we guessed, to our early departure from a lecture she’d organized … which led us to further surmise that she’d intended to denounce us as philistines but got confused). There were a handful of Tex-Mex cafés with flyswatters on the tables and a drive-through window at the local bar. Their pearl-buttoned shirts and cowboy boots can make the place feel like a Western-themed outpost of Brooklyn. In 2011 two chefs from Virginia’s acclaimed Inn at Little Washington briefly opened a place called Miniature Rooster in an old gas station, serving a mix of southern and Indian food—it’s now a catering company. But even today, if the county’s density were imposed upon New York City, Manhattan would be home to 46 people. "They sold their house to a couple of gentlemen from New York City," she says, adding that the transaction was a big deal for her dad. "If they hadn't come," notes Aufdengarten-Scott, "this town would have dried up and blown away.". Dallas, the lights have never been satisfactorily explained. That could go off!,” an observer shouted. And in a most daring act of reconciliation, Stockebrand visited Dan Flavin in the final months of his life and encouraged him to sign off on drawings he had done years before for a massive installation that now fills six barracks with colored fluorescent-light sculptures, a project that was abandoned when he and Judd, who had named his son Flavin, had a falling-out in the early 90s. We went to the Masonic Lodge and found a note explaining that the 70s Marguerite Duras movie India Song would be shown later in the evening, signed, “Love, Nicolas.” We went across the street to Maiya’s for a drink. His reply: “Hell yeah, I did. A frustrated iPhone search—AT&T is still useless in Marfa—led to the conclusion that it was about leprosy. Judd’s friend Rudi Fuchs described the artist’s vision in Marfa and in life: “In Judd’s scale of values … beauty and perfection are ultimately matters of dignity, not only of the artwork but of nature and culture in general. Judd did dream about art helping Marfa's economy, but his ideas were somewhat more pragmatic, says Rob Weiner, who directs the Chinati Foundation. This tiny town perched on the high plains of the Chihuahua desert is nothing less than an arts world station of the cross, like Art Basel in Miami, or Documenta in Germany. First came Maiya’s, in the early 2000s, an Italian trattoria whose owner-chef was just nominated for a James Beard award. Art (c) Judd Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Next she began to laugh. rare country songs a couple of hours a week for the local NPR station (smallest listenership in the Lower 48), or operate a pirate radio station from a “jailbroken” iPhone (recently shut down by the F.C.C.). Or you go through some small town and go, 'Oh, look at that old building; that'd be a great studio.' "I thought the blocks there along the highway were leftover debris from the military base," she confesses. Marfa is a quiet destination in the Big Bend region of Texas that gives you the space and a slower pace to contemplate art. Tamarind … So I drove down to San Diego. ", This summer, NPR's Destination Art series is going off the beaten path to visit small to midsize North American cities that have cultivated lively arts scenes. An art paradise sprung from a once sleepy small West Texas town into a destination spot for those in the art know — thanks to, originally, the mind and money of Minimalist artist Donald Judd — Marfa has in the past ten years invaded the cultural zeitgeist. And it was like, amazing, but then it was also kind of creepy. hide caption. Some of them, she says, have struggled with Marfa's transformation, including her own parents. If this all has an element of performance to it, perhaps it is due to the fact that beautiful and talented Marfans operate under the impression that they are about to become famous. Beauty is a very special and noble state Yet Judd fervently believes that such an idealistic notion of beauty … is, in the end, much too limited. They sit in perfect quiet rows, glowing or seemingly translucent, depending on the light. But he seemed a little offended when asked how marketing has changed. Matt Slocum/AP I’m talking with really interesting people from all over the world who I won’t ever see again.”, One evening last summer we found a live hollow-point handgun round marked “S&W .40” in the gravel outside the El Cheapo liquor store. The distinction between these two foundations is almost arbitrary. (Stockebrand stepped down last year, and the museum is currently run by the senior staff and the museum’s board.). An older, bald, grizzled man with a patch over his left eye sat in the window. The small desert city of Marfa, Texas, has become an unlikely magnet for artists and art lovers The artist Donald Judd collected more than 13,000 books, many of which are now housed in a curated library in Marfa, Texas, the town Judd made his home from 1979 until his death in 1994. In … All that was part of Judd’s realm while he was alive became more markedly divided after he died. Stockebrand began to loudly sigh. I think it still really trips him out that two men would be sharing his master bedroom.". Marfa, TX 79843. Kyle Chayka, January 8, 2020 Untitled box-like art, sometimes called Judd cubes, by Minimalist artist Donald Judd, on the grounds of the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. The film contained no leprosy. Will Ballroom Marfa’s drive-in be anything more than a jaw-dropping photograph in Artforum, and will the Judd Foundation open its doors? Irwin went on. It's taking place a few blocks from Marfa's single stoplight in a slightly dilapidated white adobe church. Out-of-towners — who are not oblivious to the impact they're having — tend to get higher income jobs with real mobility. At the same time, the Judd Foundation in New York debuted “Prints: 1992,” a New York show of 20 of the artist’s woodcut prints completed prior to his death in 1994 at age 65. Aufdengarten-Scott comes from generations of ranchers. The two organizations, despite their common cause of maintaining and promoting Judd’s legacy, have surprisingly little to do with each other. The location is now as much of a food and design incubator as an art one. It was created in 2005 by artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. Of course, distinctions among Austinites, New Yorkers, and Californians are meaningless to third- and fourth- and fifth-generation locals, to whom all newcomers are now simply “Chinatis,” whether they have an affiliation with the museum or not. Artist in Residence The Chinati Foundation’s Artist in Residence program was instituted in 1989 with the aim of supporting the development of artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines. But it was cold there too. That has changed. (This was an early Rick Perry plan that never came to be, though some of the county’s weaklings recently allowed a monolithic electrical transmission line to be erected through Chinati’s view, degrading a landscape that had been close to pristine for approximately the last 250 million years.) You know how much I love Judd’s work. Irwin took a sip of a margarita (salted rim) and said, “The first time I came to Marfa it was really cold in L.A. And then there is the land. Some of the first documentation of the area comes from accounts of mobile, luminous pinpoints on the horizon—the Marfa Mystery Lights. Johnson runs Marfa's bookstore, with an unsurprising emphasis on art books, art theory and poetry journals. "You just come out here and you feel like, I want to make something; I want to do something!" Donald C. Judd, a leader of the Minimal Art movement (a term that he despised), moved to Marfa and began buying up land—a 45,000-acre ranch overlooking the Rio Grande and the abandoned Fort Russell’s artillery sheds, barracks, gymnasium, hangars, and other buildings. Do you wear sandals? He bought it with his wife 11 years ago in a situation he describes as ideal: "You know, as an artist you always see cool buildings and go, 'Oh God, that'd make a great studio.' Judd threatened a lawsuit, thereby securing a $1 million payout and the transfer of Dia’s Marfa holdings to the newly established Chinati Foundation. With the help of the DIA Foundation, Judd acquired an entire Army base, and before he died in 1994, he filled it with art, including light installations by Dan Flavin and Judd's own signature boxes. In the 1970s, New York minimalist Donald Judd discovered Marfa’s enchanting terrain beneath a large cerulean sky. hide caption. ydhsu/Flickr The small desert city of Marfa, Texas, has become an unlikely magnet for artists and art lovers. In the years since his death, the town of Marfa has changed radically. Now, permanent residents having dwindled steadily, in inverse proportion to Marfa’s fashionableness, the population is 1,981. He likes potatoes. In the case of Elrod, Weiner’s endorsement brought him to the attention of the New York art dealer Pat Hearn, who sent down a truck and filled it with every painting the artist had made during the last six months of his Chinati residency. Though the locals have mixed feelings about being an art mecca, Kaki Aufdengarten-Scott, Marfa's one-woman chamber of commerce, says without art tourism, "this town would have dried up and blown away." Will the county support the construction of a superhighway running up from the border, making Marfa into a highbrow truck stop? Vegan food, straw bale houses and funky bars filled with artsy kids clinking Shiner Bocks with famous painters and film directors. The Food Shark, a silver-and-orange truck with a constantly changing menu—Veracruz-style shrimp, pork banh mi, brisket braised in Guinness—parks most afternoons under a massive corrugated-steel canopy in the middle of town known as “the Shade Structure.” It was built and opened to the public by Tim Crowley, the Houston lawyer, and acts as a gathering place for an absurdly well-educated group of 30- to 80-year-olds who have chosen to build furniture, restore adobes, make prints, light concerts, design clothing, start a Montessori school, D.J. Jeff Elrod was at the bar with a slender, dark-haired woman in a tight teal dress. The subject was, nominally, ennui. That's all you can get.' explains sculptor Campbell Bosworth. Prada store, an art installation in Marfa. He eats red meat. In an earlier Web version of this story, as well as the audio, we incorrectly identified sculptor Campbell Bosworth as Campbell Boswell. Everyone was up there, sort of captive.” Be they art historians, European-museum directors, or movie stars, they would find one another. Mafa Texas Who Knew. We tried to imagine the white-bearded, heavyset, more than occasionally kilt-wearing Judd sitting on the sidewalk like a panhandler. There are plenty of places around town to see Judd’s work, but this is the only gallery … Marfa’s population peaked at 5,000 people in the 1940s, when ranching was profitable and 600 soldiers (guarding 200 German P.O.W.’s) were billeted at Chinati. NPR! An art teacher and waitress changed the video on the wall from a ballet dancer performing on a rainy Oakland street corner to rapper Kreayshawn in Minnie Mouse ears strutting through Beverly Hills: “Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada.” Clark took in the scene with a slightly detached air. Tell us about it. A sign that read GALLERY, advertising the space next door, had been defaced with the addition LAME. Marfa, Texas Time and space—required for the many activities that Judd’s vision would come to encompass—were primary reasons for the artist’s move from New York City to Marfa in 1973. Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. After a few miles the riders stopped, and an illuminated Frisbee was thrown between two rock outcroppings, above the spot where Javier Bardem killed the Marfa National Bank president, Chip Love, in No Country for Old Men. Finally, who among the talented people congregated in Presidio County will realize their creative ambitions and take them beyond this enclave to a wider audience, and does it matter if they do? But Chinati also supported up-and-coming work. Today, Marfa is a tourist destination and a major center for Minimalist art. Artists, intellectuals, iconoclasts, and, yes, elitists make it to Marfa. And then there are the people trying to escape the escapists. It's the only place that sells The New York Times. "He knew that people would come see it, but he did not want that to be a large part of the economy, because he thought, socially, that would have a negative impact.". So, in 1971, he moved to Marfa, a tiny town in the Chihuahuan desert in Texas. Now, finally, there is food. Weiner and Stockebrand also continued Judd’s tradition of annual open-house weekends with music, a barbecue for the whole town, a bonfire, and offering the use of empty exhibition space for pretty much any local artist or performer with an idea. ARBER & SON EDITIONS. Marfa is the kind of place where people actually want to live. Judd acquired an entire disused army base and began to fill it with his own minimalist works and those of his contemporaries, inside and out. Chinati is closed for the remainder of 2020. With high-end restaurants, concerts, and theater (think André Gregory directing Endgame), it’s a have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too sort of outsiderness. Sign up for our essential daily brief and never miss a story. In the years since, Marfa has emerged as a hot spot for art tourism. The studio serves as a clubhouse/greenroom/crash pad for artists, musicians, and filmmakers. "He turned on the radio," Kitson said dryly, "and he's like, 'Look! Fort Davis gets the tourists who want the Wild West, and the relocated baby-boomers who don’t know any better go to Alpine.” Judd’s sculptures may sell for six to eight figures, but he remains a rarefied pleasure, virtually unknown in the world at large. “Ben Schonzeit, the painter, is in town visiting his son,” she told us. I’m going to go rub myself on a leper and come to this lecture and say”—she pressed her dress tight against her body and pointed at her chest—“This is leprosy!”. Read more. The Chinati Foundation is located on 340 acres of land on the site of former Fort D.A. And we want to hear from you! He has been working on plans for the renovation of this structure for more than a decade. They think if they just chill and do their cool thing, someone will swoop in and make them.” We could only point out that that is exactly what had happened to him. The Man who put Marfa on the map Donald Judd, a former New York artist, stumbled upon Marfa and found the ghost-town feel appealing, almost seeing it as his very own blank canvas. In the end, over two decades, and after spending a couple of million, Judd acquired two aircraft hangars, a bank, a 300-acre former cavalry base (for which Irwin’s hospital was originally constructed), 40,000-odd acres of land, the Safeway, a hotel, a handful of commercial buildings, six homes, and the local hot springs, together valued in excess of $30 million today. Following the artist’s death, these holdings were divided between two entities, the Judd Foundation, which manages his private properties, and the Chinati Foundation—named for a nearby mountain peak—which operates as a museum on the former cavalry base. But walk out of Elrod’s studio, and there is silence and space—to think, to create a waking dream. It was time to go. hide caption. 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