Do you ever get lost in the wall-to-wall patterns on a casino, hotel, or restaurant floor? Italian artist Rudolf Stingel does: in his new work, Plan B, he has installed vibrantly hued carpeting over the entire lobby and outdoor entrance plaza of the Walker and Guthrie Theater. Featuring an intense field of blue flowers on pink grass, the nearly 7,500 square-foot artwork creates an artificial garden and may be one of the world’s largest paintings. The Walker’s installation of Plan B is half of a diptych. The other part is on exhibit at Grand Central Terminal in New York City through July 29.
Art Underfoot: Carpeting the Walker Entry
Plan B is generously sponsored by Maurice Kanbar.
Plan B is produced by Art Production Fund (APF), a nonprofit organization devoted to helping artists realize difficult-to-produce works. APF was cofounded in 2000 by Yvonne Force Villareal (president) and Doreen Remen (director). APF is grateful for the support of The Deerfield Foundation, Isabella Del Frate, Donald R. Keough, Louis Marx Jr., Laurance S. Rockefeller, Donna and Ben Rosen, Rachel Rudin, and Victorinox-Swiss Army Knife Foundation in addition to Alcoa Foundation, Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Lisa Schiek, Jill Hubbard, Durkan Carpets, Pandiscio Co., and Paula Cooper Gallery. Plan B is copresented at Grand Central Terminal with Creative Time and MTA Arts for Transit.