ART: PLAYBOY HIGHWAY INSTALLATION

PLAYBOY ART INSTALLTIONS

PLAYBOY HIGHWAY ART INSTALLATION

A 40ft white neon Playboy instillation was the source of controversy for the good ol’ wholesome folks of Marfa, Texas. The debate—is the 40ft bunny art or advertising? (Bet you didn’t see that one coming). New York contemporary artist, Richard Phillips, under the guidance of Playboy’s creative director of special projects, Neville Wakefield, was commissioned to create a series of art projects that would revive and introduce the iconic brand to a younger generation. The result; a 40ft white neon Playboy bunny sign, standing erect (ha) over a tilted ’72 Dodge Charger, parked alongside Highway 90.  Playboy says it’s art, but the people of Marfa see the giant 40ft logo as advertising, saying the bunny is in violation of zoning laws and must go. Evidently, these streets are no place for bunnies.

PLAYBOY ART INSTALLTIONS HIGHWAY
-JessWillz

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