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Cavernous Subway System Transformed Into Vibrant Art Gallery [Pics]

Stockholm's metro displays artworks by almost 150 creatives.

Leah Gonzalez
Leah Gonzalez on June 21, 2013. @leahgonz

The Stockholm subway system, which runs for a total of 110 km, is dubbed as the world’s longest art exhibit. More than 90 of the 100 metro stations are adorned with various artworks by 150 different artists.

The metro stations host striking murals, sculptures, tiles, art displays and installations dating back to the 1950′s. Some of the artists who contributed to the subway art include Ulrik Samuelson, Per Olof Ultvedt, Erland Melanton, Bengt Edenfalk, Gun Gordillo, Lasse Lindqvist, Anders Åberg and Karl-Olov Björk.

Storstockholms Lokaltrafik or Greater Stockholm’s traffic agency offers free guided tours for those who want to enjoy this underground museum of public art.

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View more images of the Stockholm art in the gallery below.

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Images via Alexander Dragunov

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