Thursday, August 2, 2012

"Non-Violence" Sculpture at the United Nations Headquarters

Permanently installed outside the United Nations Headquarters in midtown Manhattan is a sculpture called "Non-Violence." This "knotted gun" piece was created by Karl Fredrik Reutersward. It was one of the first three versions of the sculpture, bought by the Luxembourg government and offered to the UN in 1988. It was said then that:

"With Non-Violence, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd has not only endowed the Untited Nations with a cherished work of art; he has enriched the consciousness of humanity with a powerful symbol. It is a symbol that encapsulates, in a few simple curves, the greatest prayer of man: that which asks not for victory, but for peace."

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