Playboy action threatens smaller Prada showcase Texas
The Prada Marfa art facility stands alone in the Texas prairie west for eight years, his article upscale Italian fashion available to everyone .Gucci cosmetic case State officials now say the building cabin size along a rural American highway near Marfa is an illegal street advertising , and what they plan to do to a structure, which is a must for tourists and one for vandals have hit. Artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset designed to give the piece a showcase Prada and similar decay slowly . It happened in 2005 at a private estate in Valentine , Texas. But it was not the 40 feet ( 12 meters) neon rabbit was installed along the same road in the crosshairs of the Texas Department of Transportation Playboy . Veronica Beyer Department spokesman said both the Prada Marfa and Playboy bunny were advertising. Playboy characters featuring the logo of the magazine during storage has fake Prada logo on the awning . Under federal law , a permit is required to display signs along a U.S. highway. " We know that it is illegal. They failed , they did not have a license ," Beyer said. Gucci belt for women Elder Boyd , a local artist and Prada Marfa representative , disagreed. " This is not advertising , it is not a business, no one is selling something . This is an art installation ," he said. The state ordered the rabbit by the end of October to be removed , but it gave the company a 60 -day extension for them to find a solution. The department has not yet determined whether to take similar measures against the Prada Marfa . PR Consulting, a public relations firm , Playboy , said the Department published the notice of withdrawal , but then immediately the deadline speech " that reflects our mutual desire to keep open" extended. A Houston attorney , Dick DeGuerin , in discussions with the Department to try to find a solution to the Playboy bunny and the storefront Prada was involved , Elder said. DeGuerin did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Elder said that the idea was to install along a highway to Las Vegas. "It would be called Prada Nevada , but someone suggested that we use in Valentine , and we all laughed , " he recalled. " It was a joke , put in the middle of nowhere . " Since its opening , vandals struck the store several times , including a break when thieves discovered the bags that had retreated for hundreds of dollars to sell the means and the right shoe from each pair was exposed . The windows were eventually replaced by polycarbonate balls . Elmgreen and Dragset did not immediately respond to an e -mail request for comment . Artists " want people's reaction to their art ," Elder said. "Maybe this decision [ Department of Transportation ] is the ultimate reaction of the art itself . " But Beyer offered an olive branch and said: "We want to find a solution , so we know that the people who see the art in this great state want, but it must be legal.Gucci belt for men "