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Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd sculpture "Non Violence" 1985 Malmö

When the artist learned that his friend, John Lennon, had been murdered, he became so upset and angry over this senseless death and the many other outbursts of unnecessary violence that he went to his studio and started working on the “non-violence” project. “My first sketches in three dimensions were rather rough and simple, but the important thing was that the idea of the knotted barrel was with me from the very start,” he said.

Much later he wrote that humor was the finest instrument to bring people together. While making his peace symbol, he thought of adding a touch of humor to make his “weapon” symbolically ridiculous and completely out of order.
There´s a replica of this sculpture at the United Nations headquarters in New York .That was a gift from the Government of Luxembourg in 1988.


NON VIOLENCE 1985
La escultura, creada por el artista Sueco Carl Fredrik Reutersward (Estocolmo 1934) está ubicada a las afueras de la estación central de Malmö y fue diseñada como tributo a John Lennon y es un símbolo de paz.

Hay una réplica donada por el gobierno de Luxemburgo en la entrada del edificio de las Naciones Unidas en New York.

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  • Copyright: JOAN HERNANDEZ (PARDAL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 0 N: 132] (624)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-06-06
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4.9, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-07-29 8:11
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