By TERRY WALLACE
DALLAS — A 40-foot high Playboy bunny logo that upset some residents of the West Texas town of Marfa will be removed from a roadside display and hauled to a Dallas museum, where it will be featured in an exhibition.
The neon bunny that’s part of the “Playboy Marfa” sculpture by New York contemporary artist Richard Phillips will be dismantled this month and taken from U.S. 90 to the Dallas Contemporary museum near the city’s downtown. The move to Dallas is the result of a deal with the Texas Department of Transportation.
The bunny will be installed at the museum in March and displayed in April. It will be part of an exhibition highlighting Phillips’ work, said museum spokeswoman Erin Cluley.
The museum does not keep its art as part of any collection, so the neon bunny will be moved again — it’s just not clear where, Cluley said.
Peter Doroshenko, executive director of the museum, said Dallas Contemporary has been working with Phillips for a year on his first museum exhibition.