Home > News > WWJD? Chinati Airs Irwin Plan, Marfa Preservationists Cry Out

WWJD? Chinati Airs Irwin Plan, Marfa Preservationists Cry Out

marfa hospitalCalifornia artist Robert Irwin’s permanent piece for the old hospital building at Fort D.A. Russell in Marfa has been in the works for years, but as it nears actual construction, a dust storm of controversy has arisen over the extent and intent of the remodel.

On December 5, the Chinati Foundation’s held a public forum on the project. Chinati’s executive director, Jenny Moore, associate director Rob Weiner, and project manager Peter Stanley presented an introduction to Irwin’s work and an overview of Irwin’s plans and drawings for the installation at Chinati.

In a letter to the Big Bend Sentinel on December 17, Hilary duPont outlines concerns that the propsed “re-use” of the historic building amounts to a demolition and rebuilding, primarily because it would be cheaper, and that it’s not WWJD (what would Judd do).

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
You may also like
Harvard Foundation Names Solange Artist of the Year
Marfa May Start Slapping Its Art Tourists with Parking Fines and Towing
Image: Yayoi Kusama and Donald Judd in Japan in 1978 © Judd Foundation.
Kusama is Coming to Marfa
Ipad in Fort Davis
Conceptual Art or Gag Gift? You Decide!

Leave a Reply

Funding generously provided by: