At the end of a seven-hour drive fromAustinyou enter the high desert of West Texas. There, between the Davis Mountains to the north and Big Bend National Park to the south, are just a handful of tiny towns, remote cattle ranches and roving pronghorn antelope. And Marfa, a small, sleepy place with an outsize international reputation. Much of its sophistication can be traced to Donald Judd, an artist whose monumental minimalist installations at theChinati Foundationdrew the art world to Marfa in the 1980s.

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