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Controversial Playboy Marfa Sculpture Moving From West Texas To Dallas

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The controversial Playboy Marfa sculpture is headed to Dallas.

Dallas Contemporary confirmed on its Facebook page that the West Texas piece will debut in April.

Over the summer, Playboy installed a 40-foot sign with a neon-lit bunny on Highway 90. The state ordered Playboy to remove its sign. The Texas Department of Transportation said it’s considered an advertisement and can’t be placed by a U.S. highway.

KERA covered the matter here and here.

Artist Richard Phillips told CultureMap Dallas that he sees his Playboy Marfa as “a beacon, a touchstone where all these different aspects of our lives — art, politics, sex — come together without contradiction.”

Here's a video that shows Playboy Marfa:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVUCg_7A4bs