Monday, August 10, 2009

Building Big Space

The foremost example of an artist finding a place in the world and the world following is Marfa, Texas and its most famous resident Donald Judd. Judd stated working there in the 60's in an effort to site his body of work in a permanent construct. Now decades after his death, the place is an artist and creative mecca with two boutique hotels, and many part time residents that sock up the expansive space and animated social scene. But it does open up the question how does a place become a place that fosters creativity and prospers from its creative capital?

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