Whose idea was it to install a Playboy sculpture in Marfa?
On August 28, 2013, we talked to Richard Phillips, the artist behind the controversial Playboy Marfa installation. Read more about the art-versus-advertising debate here.FRANCESCA MARI: When were you tapped to do this piece for Playboy?RICHARD PHILLIPS: I was contacted before the New Year by Neville Wakefield, who is the
From Fort Worth’s Kimbell to Houston’s Menil, Texas’s museums are home to some of the world's most important paintings and sculptures. To devise a list of our ten greatest works on view, we asked more than sixty curators, gallery owners, critics, and other insiders for their favorites.
In Donald Judd’s last interview before his death, in 1994, the artist explained that he’d first come to Marfa two decades earlier because he “just wanted a place in the Southwest for the summertime.” Whether he intended it or not, this far West Texas town has since become the
Tut’s treasures; aural art; the poetry of Laurie Anderson.
A century after the cowboys and ranchers moved in on the local Apaches, Comanches, and Tejanos, the West Texas town is adjusting to a new breed of excitable invaders: Hollywood fashion arbiters, New York art- world youngsters, Houston superlawyers, and the like. Cappuccino, anyone?
It’s almost certain that Hudspeth County will soon be the site of a nuclear-waste dump—but officials in neighboring Presidio County think they’re the ones getting dumped on.
Space, time, and Donald Judd reconsidered.
The real revelation of Donald Judd's early work is how far ahead of its time it looksnot simply its own time, but our time as well.
Rarely does a museum’s restaurant rival its galleries, but this addition to Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts is poised to take its place among the masters.
The Houston-based website makes use of blockchain technology—and an element of surprise—to attract a sizable new audience for computer-generated works.
These intimate retreats, elevated restaurants, stylish boutiques, and sophisticated art spaces would be right at home in the big city.
Smithsonian magazine names the West Texas cultural oasis one of the "20 Best Small Towns in America."
Prudence Mackintosh, Brian Johnson, and Justin Clemons.
My very first issue as the editor of this magazine—August 2000—had Lady Bird Johnson on the cover, flanked by her daughters, Lynda and Luci. Back then I hadn’t yet met the matriarch of Texas’s first family; certainly she didn’t know me from Adam (or Greg). But we would become acquainted
Spoiler alert: The mythic Marfa lights may not be real. But there’s no way to know for sure, and that’s why they’re cool.
ARE WE THERE YET? If ever there was a time to go to Big Bend, the weekend of October 10-12 is it. Period. (Let us clarify: For the purposes of our conversation, “Big Bend” means the Marfa-Alpine-Marathon corridor.) On Friday, head to Marfa, and before you retire for the night,
TOUR OF DUTY With two must-see blockbuster touring shows and several one-artist exhibitions in Houston this month, going museum-hopping could prove as tiring as barhopping. Rather than tackle at the outset the dauntingly huge three-hundred-plus-piece “Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes” show at the Houston Museum
Denton's Toni LaSelle has a perspective on the modernist movement like no other artist. That's because she witnessed it first-hand.
Those whispers about Melissa Etheridge are true: She will play Port Arthur–born Janis Joplin in a forthcoming feature film. Director Mark Rocco (Murder in the First) has secured the rights to Myra Friedman’s 1973 Joplin bio, Buried Alive, and the rights to Joplin’s songs, and he’s talking to Etheridge’s label,
For the second time in a week, the pro-Trump group has been told to stand down.
The judge ordered the administration to begin finding missing parents and to reunite them with their children.
Plus: The first professional sports team comes out against the bathroom bill, the hurricane threat grows, and Rex Tillerson tries to put out Trump's North Korea fire.
A Texas lawmaker takes aim at self-serving men, Governor Abbott declares a state of disaster after last week’s wildfires in the Panhandle, and Donald Trump Jr. visits Dallas.
Our editors's favorite political reads of the week.
Plus: Governor Abbott releases his tax returns, black bears could spell trouble for Big Bend, and a suspected cop killer in San Antonio got married right before his arrest.
Plus: A Texas federal judge blocks Obama’s transgender bathroom guidelines, the EPA links oil drilling to Texas earthquakes, and Texas law enforcement agencies rank in the top ten during a nationwide sex-solicitation crackdown.
A month after a federal judge’s deadline more than 500 children remain in federal custody and away from their families.
While that's good news, immigration advocates, fearful of mass deportations, have gotten a judge to issue a stay temporarily halting deportations.