Published: August 13th 2011
July 31st 2011
In Borås in Sweden the weapon of choice is a pistol rather than a revolver
A blog entry dedicated to the gun with the knot on the barrel
This blog entry is slightly different from the ones we normally write. We hope you still find it interesting to read.
Outside the UN building in New York there is a sculpture of a gun with a knot on the barrel. The sculpture is named Non Violence
and is created by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd. There are many copies of this sculpture on display in various cities in the world and for the last couple of years we have photographed some of them. Here in this blog entry we have collected the photos we have gathered so far.
We have mainly taken photos of the copies of this statue that can be found in various cities and towns in Sweden. Four versions of this sculpture can be found in or near Stockholm and there is one copy of the sculpture in Malmö one in Gothenburg and one in Borås.
Outside of Sweden we have photos of only two versions of the sculpture. We have a photo of the one in New York and we have a photo of one outside Zugdidi in
It can be seen on Kungsportsavenyn in central Gothenburg
Georgia. The one in Georgia is not sanctioned by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd and it might be argued that it is not a true copy.
There are several more versions of the sculpture. Supposedly the gun with the knot on the barrel is also on display in the following towns and cities: Berlin, Caen, Luxemburg, Beijing and Cape Town. When we visit any of these cities we will add a photo of it to this blog entry. But as we don't have any plans on visiting any of those places in at least a year we have decided to publish this with the photos we have now and add more photos later.
There are more photos below