Non-Violence Sculpture

Non-Violence Sculpture

Non-Violence, which is also known as “the Knotted Gun” is a sculpture made of bronze represent a Colt Python 257 Magnum revolver with its barrel tied in a loop created by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, a Swedish sculptor. Initially, the carving was installed at the Strawberry Fields in Central Park, New York as a commemoration of John Lennon after he was shot dead outside his house on December 8, 1980 ("The Knotted Gun," 2018).  Lennon was a pop/rock artist who co-founded the Beatles, a rock band based in the United States. The sculpture was later moved to the street opposite Lennon and Yoko Ono’s house. However, in 1988, the Government of Luxembourg donated the sculpture to the United Nations (Mishkov, 2018). The Government of Luxembourg donated the sculpture to the United Nations in 1988 where it was installed at the UN headquarters in New York City (“The Knotted Gun,” 2018). However, 30 replicas of the Knitted gun have since been made around the world with 10 of them in Sweden (Mishkov, 2018). The symbolic interpret

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