Non–Violence or The Knotted Gun by Carl Fredrik Reutersward, UN New York
A gift from the Government of Luxembourg to the United Nations.
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.
There are different variations of this sculpture, the most well-known in Malmo, Sweden, installed in1985. The one outside the United Nations building in New York is a replica