|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Tuesday, September 27, 2016
|Moscow metro auctions off vintage carriages|
A subway train stopping at the Mayakovskaya metro station in Moscow. The Moscow Metro said today it plans to purchase more than a hundred of its used subway cars for a price over nearly 8 million rubles (200,000 euros). AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV.
MOSCOW (AFP).- Moscow metro is set to auction off more than a hundred of its iconic blue carriages after updating its rolling stock, a spokesman told AFP on Thursday.
The 120 carriages will be sold in lots of three and the state-owned system hopes to raise a total of almost 8 million rubles ($255,221), said metro spokesman Alexei Manakov.
The blue carriages with a white stripe along the side could be ripped apart and used for scrap metal or be turned into temporary accommodation for construction workers, wrote Izvestia daily, citing a metro official.
More exotically, some could become museum exhibits or be used for spare parts for other metro systems in ex-Soviet countries that use the same type of carriages.
Moscow metro celebrated its 78th birthday this week.
© 1994-2013 Agence France-Presse
May 17, 2013
Exhibition at Pompidou Metz considers works of art made from an elevated perspective
Death mask of Napoleon to be auctioned at Bonhams' Book, Map and Manuscript sale
Bonhams New York sees highest price for a Polynesian piece at auction during Tribal Arts Week
Relive the eighties-in high resolution... Introducing Art Intelligence: Keith Haring
Property from the late Mrs. Nat King Cole to be sold at Matheson's Auctions in Florida
Sotheby's London Sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art brings $20,134,466
Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction sells nearly half billion dollars
Bijoux parisiens brings to Memphis rare jewel collection from the Petit Palais, Paris
Rare Vincent Van Gogh sketchbook copies up for unprecedented sale at museum store and online
Rembrandt Peale Portrait of George Washington achieves $662,500 at Heritage Auctions
German artist Nasan Turs first solo exhibition with Blain/Southern opens in Berlin
New watercolors and charcoal drawings by Peri Schwartz on view at Garvey Simon Art Access, Inc.
Artist connects Modernist Abstraction and African American Avant-Garde music in exhibition
Believed burned in the blitz, marine painting surfaces at Bonhams New York
Dr. Lisa Freiman named inaugural Director of VCU's new Institute for Contemporary Art
Video, sculpture, light and sound in Haroon Mirza's new exhibition at Lisson Gallery
La Madona Rosa, the largest rose quartz known outside of The Smithsonian, anchors Heritage Auctions sale
Australia Council welcomes new CEO, Tony Grybowski
Inaugural UK solo exhibition by the Chilean artist Francisco de Corcuera opens at rosenfeld porcini
Splendid 350 year-old manuscript published for the first time
Rien Faire et Laisser Rire: Group exhibition opens at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen
Moscow metro auctions off vintage carriages
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- Stone Age mummy Oetzi still revealing secrets, 25 years on
2.- Tunisian remains found by British researchers prove 100,000-year human presence
3.- Rembrandt's four earliest paintings reunited for the first time at the Ashmolean
4.- Baltimore Museum of Art is one of only two major U.S. museums to feature an installation by transgender artists
5.- Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old human skeleton at Mediterranean shipwreck
6.- Digitally unwrapped scroll reveals earliest Old Testament scripture
7.- Rich London residents angry over Tate Modern voyeurs
8.- V&A Museum chief quits to fight nationalism post-Brexit
9.- Exhibition in Turin celebrates the most important family of Flemish artists
10.- Pointillism is now the focus of a high-calibre exhibition at the Albertina in Vienna
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.