Knotted Gun, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, 1988

The “Knotted Gun” sculpture consists of a large replica of a 45-calibre revolver with the barrel tied into a bullet-blocking knot.
It was created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd and donated to the UN by Luxembourg in 1988. This iconic symbol of non-violence greets visitors from around the world at the entrance to the General Assembly building at UN Headquarters in NYC.
Photo: Roy Pan