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Jouko Christiansson: Metrolinjat / Metro lines, 1985. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum

Metro Lines

Artist Jouko Christiansson

Rautatientorin metroasema, Helsinki

Metro Lines is a Minimalist painting by Jouko Christiansson located above the escalator at Kamppi metro station. The work was selected as the winner from among 132 entries submitted to a competition for a public artwork for the station. The painting was unveiled on 30 October 1985. A reproduction of the painting is on the wall at the entrance to the metro depot.

The work belongs to the collection of the City of Helsinki, managed by HAM Helsinki Art Museum.

The ceramic wall surfaces, also at Kamppi and situated on the station platform, were designed by Terhi Juurinen and Riitta Pensanen (Seenat Oy).

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