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Lifelike: Installing Jonathan Seliger’s Giant Milk Carton

Tuesday saw the arrival of an enormous partner to Robert Therrien’s gigantic folding table and chairs: Jonathan Seliger’s sculpture of an 8-1/2-foot-tall quart carton of America’s Choice Vitamin D milk. After being uncrated in Cargill Lounge, the bronze-and-enamel piece made its way to the Hennepin Avenue side of the building, where it’ll mark an entrance […]

Assistant registrar Jessica Rolland examines the piece as it comes out of the crate.

Tuesday saw the arrival of an enormous partner to Robert Therrien’s gigantic folding table and chairs: Jonathan Seliger’s sculpture of an 8-1/2-foot-tall quart carton of America’s Choice Vitamin D milk. After being uncrated in Cargill Lounge, the bronze-and-enamel piece made its way to the Hennepin Avenue side of the building, where it’ll mark an entrance to the exhibition Lifelike, which opens this weekend. Dubbed Heartland,  the piece comes with a prominent “sell by” date of June 13, 2010, the year it was made. That same year, the piece was featured in a show at New York’s Jack Shainman Gallery called — fittingly – Spoils.

The Walker's Evan Reiter and David Bartley wheel the work into position.

The work is situated beside the glass wall facing Hennepin Avenue, giving drivers a clear view.