Non-Violence, the Knotted Gun Sculpture at the U.N. Headquarters in Midtown East

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"Non-Violence" (The Knotted Gun) by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd at the United Nations Headquarters

Non-Violence is a bronze sculpture by Swedish sculpture artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd of a knotted gun sitting outside the U.N. Headquarters.

The sculpture features a .357 Magnum revolver with its barrel tied in a knot and was made by Reuterswärdin response to the shooting death of John Lennon in 1980. There are currently 17 copies of the sculpture around the world and this one was given to the UN by the government of Luxembourg in 1988.

United Nations Headquarters

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