Thursday, February 27, 2014

9977.95 km of non-violence from Cape Town to Lund

Non-Violence 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. 

I located sketches and prototypes of the firearm where Reuterswärd has written that the grieving after John Lennon and Bob Crane were murdered inspired him to design this artwork, in the Museum of Sketches in Lund, Sweden.

There are currently 16 sculptures all around the world.
They are placed in:

Bager Place 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  Sweden
Anna Lindh park Borås  Sweden
Mémorial de Caen Caen  France
Olympic Museum Lausanne  Switzerland
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Cape Town  South Africa
The Museum of Sketches Lund  Sweden
Roslagsbanan station Täby, Stockholm  Sweden
Fittja metro station Stockholm  Sweden
Åkeshov metro station Stockholm  Sweden


South Africa

Lund, Sweden

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

The South African Collins Manufacturing Enterprises is licensed to manufacture the pin for sale at the Museum of Sketches in Lund.