Standing along Route 66 west of Amarillo, Texas, lies Cadillac Ranch invented and built by a group of art-hippies imported from San Francisco. They called themselves The Ant Farm, and their silent partner was Amarillo billionaire Stanley Marsh III. He wanted a piece of public art that would baffle the locals, and the hippies came up with a tribute to the evolution of the Cadillac tail fin. Ten Caddies were driven into one of Stanley Marsh III's fields, then half-buried, nose-down, in the dirt (supposedly at the same angle as the Great Pyramid of Giza). They faced west in a line, from the 1949 Club Sedan to the 1963 Sedan de Ville, their tail fins held high for all to see on the empty Texas panhandle.
This popular Route 66 tourist site is definitely a fun place to stop and make your mark, spray paint, on a car or two.
The area is normally bone dry, except when we went, they were having monsoon weather and created a huge pond surrounding the cars. We were only able to put our mark on the very end car. The greatest part though, is it made for an exceptional photo that doesn't happen very often.
This print has a luster finish and it'll add a touch of sophistication to any room.
This is a open print edition, meaning unlimited prints are available.
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