Marfa, Texas: Artist Enclave & Hollywood Oasis

by Bryon Browne

Pencils ready- a pop quiz: John Steinbeck is to Salinas, California as Donald Judd is to __________. The correct answer, since the majority of us will need the help, is Marfa, Texas. More than likely, the question now is, who the heck is Donald Judd and where in the world is Marfa, Texas?

Marfa is a small (population 2100) southwest Texas town just north of the Big Bend National Park and an hour's drive from the Mexican border. And realize it or not, it is a location whose desert sceneries you are most likely already familiar with. Giant, the epic fifties film featuring R...

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