The Knotted Gun Sculpture by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd at the United Nations Headquarters

Knotted Gun

During a recent visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, I took a photo of the powerful “Non-Violence” sculpture located in the Visitors’ Plaza created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd. 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.

photo by Scott Beale