The Cadillac Ranch in Texas

8 February 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

© - Richie Diesterheft/cc-by-2.0

© – Richie Diesterheft/cc-by-2.0

Cadillac Ranch is not a ranch but a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas. It was created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group Ant Farm. It consists of what were (when originally installed during 1974) either older running used or junk Cadillac automobiles, representing a number of evolutions of the car line (most notably the birth and death of the defining feature of mid twentieth century Cadillacs: the tailfins) from 1949 to 1963, half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.   read more…

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