MARATHON, TEX. — There were no lines, but the shelves were just as empty as any store across the country, unless you were in the market for a snake or two.Along Highway 90 near Big Bend National Park, in one of the most desolate parts of West Texas, Target Marathon, as it is known locally, was open for business, though not the kind one might expect.About four years ago, an unidentified artist transformed an old cinder block railroad building into a tiny fake Target store, complete with the retail chain’s familiar red bull’s eye logo. Some interpreted it as the equalizing cousin to Prada Marfa, an art installation located in an equally remote roadside spot about an hour down the road.But unlike Prada Marfa, a faux retail store that showcases a display of Prada purses and shoes behind a reinforced glass storefront, Target Marathon has no stock — just a red shopping cart parked out front, a prop for those who venture deep into the Chihuahuan Desert to find it.Prada Marfa, a roadside art installation off Highway 90 near Valentine, Tex. (Holly Bailey//The Washington Post)In recent days, the tiny Target has taken on a new kind of visitor — people


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