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Homer Simpson's Taking the Piss Out of 'Prada Marfa'
Literally.
News 10 Jan 2019

Homer Simpson has marked his territory in Marfa, TX.
via The Simpsons
Image via The Simpsons
The Simpsons family is no stranger to pop cultural parody. The American animated sitcom series has spent the last 30-years satirizing anyone and anything of pop cultural relevance.
No stone has been left unturned. Not even the “high-brow” world of art has managed to escape the cartoon’s jests.
via Wikipedia
Image via Wikipedia
In last Sunday night’s episode; Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Grampa Simpson took a rare road trip outside their hometown of Springfield, USA landing up in Marfa, TX. The West Texas town has become a hub for contemporary artists and in turn a ‘Wonders of the World’-level attraction for art-loving tourists.
Prada Marfa (2005), just outside the city limits, is chief among the art installments sprinkled throughout the area. Scandinavian artists, Elmgreen and Dragset, designed the sculpture to resemble a Prada store and planted it just off of U.S. Highway 90. The landmark destination for selfies and amateur photoshoots doesn’t seem to phase the family’s patriarch. Homer ends up pulling over during the long car trip to relieve himself — peeing on the side of the sculpture.

Text by Mac McDonough

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