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V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
“Monument to the Last Horse” by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Elizabeth W. Hughes

Get Out!

The Surreal Life

By Elizabeth W. Hughes

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m David Byrne exploring the fictional Texas town of Virgil in the 1986 art-house classic True Stories. That’s why I made the seven-hour car trip to Marfa, Texas (population: 1,981 in the last census).

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