The Cadillac Ranch Show
Ant Farm ( American, 1968 - 1978 )
- 1975, remastered 1983
In 1973, the artist collective Ant Farm was invited to create a work on the Texas panhandle ranch of Stanley Marsh. Standing off Route 66 in Amarillo, the work comprises ten Cadillacs, made between 1949 and 1964, half-buried nose-down to show the evolution of the tailfin. The video documents the digging of the holes and semiburial of the cars with cuts of Cadillac commercials. As a Texas-born and raised group, Ant Farm can trace its roots to the mythologies that inform Texas's history, landscape, and people.
Charles Wylie, Unpublished DMA material, 2005.
Michael Rush, "Once Underground, Ant Farm Burrows Out," New York Times Sunday January 25, 2004, p. 29.
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