Grand Central Terminal: July 1 – July 29, 2004

Opening: July 1, 7 - 9PM Vanderbilt Hall

Creative Time is pleased to announce Plan B by Rudolf Stingel, commissioned by the Art Production Fund, presented in collaboration with Creative Time and MTA Arts for Transit; the project is sponsored in part by Maurice Kanbar, Alcoa Foundation, and Yves Saint Laurent.

For his first major public project in the United States, internationally acclaimed artist Rudolf Stingel has designed an enormous painting - wall-to-wall pink and blue floral carpet for Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall. Using customized commercial carpet, the likes of which might be found in an upscale hotel or Vegas casino, Stingel’s Plan B emphasizes the greater potential of ordinary materials, expands the notion of contemporary painting, and brings new splendor to our daily routines.

Plan B combines fantasy and minimalism to transform Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall into a new reality. The elegant Beaux Arts Vanderbilt Hall, traversed by upwards of 125,000 people daily, will become a sea of color, texture and flourish. While the expansive installation will accentuate the vast scale of the space, the experience of soft carpet underfoot will also afford an intimate moment of comfort and quiet for commuters and pedestrians. Plan B will not only delight but it will change audiences’ experience of a familiar setting, encouraging passersby to consider what was there previously, what was absent, or what is possible in our grand public spaces.

The other half of this diptych is installed at The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, June 11 - August 8, 2004, where the field of blue flowers on pink grass which flows from the outside to the inside, will cover 7,500 square feet in the Walker Art Center lobby and outdoor plaza. For more information, please visit

For information on the artist and the limited edition.

Additional Support: Durkan Carpet and Paula Cooper Gallery

Creative Time is deeply grateful to our many supporters, whose commitment to our mission helps to enliven the streets of New York with inspiring public art.