Purple People Eaters Painting
One of my pieces (artist John Robertson) In the new Minnesota Vikings stadium is The "Purple People Eaters" which shows the legendary linemen Carl Eller, Allen Page, Gary Larson and Jim Marshall. The painting you see in the photograph is eight feet by twelve feet, acrylic on canvas. The "Purple People Eaters' painting
What was fun about the opening is meeting Carl Eller and Jim Marshall who autographed the photograph art book featuring the stadium's artists. We also had a chance to meet the great Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant.
We went to the art collection opening at the new U.S. Bank Stadium where the NFL Minnesota Vikings will be playing their football games starting this 2016 2017 football season. The stadium has a museum-quality art collection. Both my wife and I have pieces of art in this collection.
U.S. Bank Stadium has some unique features in comparison to other NFL stadiums, It has the largest transparent roof in the nation and five 95-feet high pivoting glass doors that will open to a nearly three-acre plaza and the
downtown skyline. While the stadium’s roof will be fixed, the transparent
200,000 square feet of glass throughout the building will give fans an outdoor
feel in a climate-controlled environment. The stadium seats are just 41 feet
from the sideline. Seven levels in the stadium and it has two of the largest
and highest-quality HD video boards in the NFL that are located in both the
east and west end zones.
About the US Bank
Vikings Stadium Art Collection
One of my large scale football paintings on the jumbotron at the new Minnesota Vikings' US Bank Stadium where several pieces of my work are installed