The Stockholm Metro is famous for its art infested stations and tunnels – it has become known as “the longest art gallery in the world”. After riding on subways in many parts of the world with little (or no) art in them, it is outstanding to see all the art-covered-everything in Stockholm’s stations and tunnels. Maybe the rest of the world will follow their lead and step it up a bit. Let’s start right here at home with BART!
“Today the Stockholm Metro has 100 stations and more than 90 of them feature art created by over 150 artists with the support of even more civil servants, politicians, engineers and architects. Although they all form part of the same Metro, run by the same body ever since it started, the stations and the art they contain are all very different. The aim of this brochure is to put the art in the Stockholm Metro in context and we have chosen to do that by looking at each decade in turn. Welcome to the world’s longest art exhibition, all 110 kilometres of it…” – Via Global/konst (This link has lots of great history, info & fotos)
Most of the photos here are via Twisted Sifter, (via jesper.nu ) although no photographer is cited. Some further searching showed the same pictures used on various blogs but no original source for the photographs. If you know who took these please let us know.