Around the United States - Ryan Kost

Cadillac Ranch

Outside of Amarillo, Texas sits a unique art installation. Cadillac Ranch was built by a group called Ant Farm from San Francisco. Stanley, Marsh, a local billionaire commissioned the art and wanted to create something that would confuse the local and attract a certain attention. Ten Cadillacs ordered in the year they were built were brought to the fields and dug nose deep into the Texas soil in 1974. Over the years, the cars were de-faced and painted and eventually moved 2 miles down the road. Today, the smell of spray paint smacks your nostrils from 100 yards away as you approach the cars. People are encouraged to paint them as part of the fun that keeps these cars from rusting away.