Leave it to “The Simpsons” to make something cool again.
The infamous Prada Marfa art installation— the West Texas brainchild of Scandinavian artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset —has been an attraction for art and fashion lovers ever since it popped up in 2005.
While its popularity has had ups and downs over the ensuing years, Prada Marfa is still considered a must-see destination for many mainstream celebs, with everyone from Instagram influencers to Beyoncé making it a strike-a-pose destination, according to Vogue.
But it doesn’t get any more mainstream than “The Simpsons” — and Prada Marfa just showed up on Sunday’s episode. TV’s enduring animated family is depicted on a road trip and just happens to stop and make their very “them” observations about it.
Marge thinks it’s a real Prada store: “Prada! In the middle of nowhere?”
As usual, Lisa keeps it real: “This isn’t a store — it’s and art installation.”
Of course Homer is in a category all his own, saying “It’s on the side of the road, so by definition it is a bathroom” before relieving himself behind it.
Guess it’s proof that everyone’s view of art is different.
Although Elmgreen and Dragset opened their “fusion of pop and land art” in the tiny town (population: under 2,000) with the blessing of Miuccia Prada, the site has repeatedly been targeted by vandals, Vogue reports. One 2014 incident left the walls painted blue and plastered with oddball posters.
The Italian fashion house originally outfitted the display windows with new shoes and bags — but they were later stolen. Homer didn’t do it.
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