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Marfa Journal

June 21, 2013

Marfa Journal is a beautiful new art magazine, inspired by Marfa, Texas. I’m interviewed in it, and my name is listed on the cover alongside Lindsay Lohan, which means I can check that life goal off the list.

Marfa seems to be in the zeitgeist recently, also being the inspiration behind Larry Clark’s most recent film, Marfa Girl. If you’re unfamiliar, Marfa is a small town of just 2,000 people, located near the US-Mexican border, and a good 200 miles from anywhere. If you’re wondering why it’s drawing so much attention, it’s because the town is a particular cultural nexus, faced with a constant clash between the town’s local white and Mexican-American communities, and the area’s more recently implanted minimal art scene. Basically, in the 70s, the artist Donald Judd bought a bunch of the land in Marfa and put up permanent art installations, which inspired other minimalist artists to do the same, thus turning Marfa into what it is today–a worldwide, minimalist art destination. An odd mixture of art galleries, cowboys and tourists, in the middle of bumfuck nowhere. Below are some shots from inside the mag. So pretty! The pics of me were taken by the lovely and talented Coco Young.

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  • Reply James Franco June 22, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Karley, your blog kicks ass! I haven’t even read the last few posts, but I already know that they’re awesome. Keep up the good work!

  • Reply ER June 24, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Congrats! Now, what is the art you’re making?

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