The Texas drop-out.
Marfa as we know it was “born” in 1971. Back then, the artist Donald Judd, an icon of the minimalist movement, decided to leave the New York art scene and set up shop in the deep South, 60 miles from the Mexican border. His peers were not slow to follow – today, this middle-of-nowhere sanctuary has become a mecca for dropouts and cultural mavens. We decided to investigate further – and took a Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 all the way to Marfa to explore the town’s unique draw and spell.