Playboy Marfa

So, Is It Art? Talking to Playboy Marfa Artist Richard Phillips

Oct 23, 2013 By Francesca Mari

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…

What Is Art?

Oct 21, 2013 By Francesca Mari

When Playboy Enterprises—yes, that Playboy Enterprises—erected a forty-foot-tall sculpture near Marfa, it was convinced the town would appreciate its take on the local art scene. Instead it started a revealing debate.

Did Playboy Screw Prada?

Sep 13, 2013 By Francesca Mari

The dustup around Playboy's controversial art installation outside of Marfa revealed regulations that might require the removal of the famous Prada Marfa sculpture.