Non-Violence (sculpture)

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The sculpture in Gothenburg, Sweden
Artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd
Year 1985 (1985)
Type Sculpture
Location Malmö

Non-Violence[1] is a bronze sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd of an oversized Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver with a knotted barrel and the muzzle pointing upwards. Carl made this sculpture after singer, songwriter and peace activist John Lennon was murdered.[2]

There are currently 16 copies of the sculpture around the world, nine of them in Sweden. They are placed in:

Location City Country
Bagers plats Malmö  Sweden (original)
United Nations Headquarters New York  USA (original)
European Commission Kirchberg  Luxembourg (original)
- Beijing  China
Federal Chancellery Berlin  Germany
Sergelgatan Stockholm  Sweden
Kungsportsavenyen Gothenburg, SE-O  Sweden
Anna Lindh park Borås, SE-O  Sweden
Mémorial de Caen Caen  France
Olympic Museum Lausanne   Switzerland
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Cape Town  South Africa
The Museum of Sketches Lund, Malmö  Sweden
Roslagsbanan station Täby, Stockholm  Sweden
Fittja metro station Stockholm  Sweden
Åkeshov metro station Stockholm  Sweden
Brogatan Halmstad  Sweden

Located in The Museum of Sketches in Lund, Sweden, is a sketch of the firearm where Reuterswärd has written that the grieving after Lennon and Bob Crane were murdered inspired him to design this artwork.

Since 1993, the sculpture is the symbol of The Non-Violence Project, a nonprofit organization, promoting social change with violence prevention education programs.



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Coordinates: 40°45′03″N 73°58′04″W / 40.75083°N 73.96778°W / 40.75083; -73.96778