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Non-Violence

Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd



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.

Reuterswärd made this sculpture after singer-songwriter and peace activist John Lennon was murdered. Since 1993, the sculpture has been the symbol of The Non-Violence Project, a nonprofit organization that promotes social change through violence-prevention education programs.

The Museum of Sketches in Lund, Sweden holds a sketch of the firearm on which Reuterswärd noted that his grief at the murders of Lennon and Bob Crane inspired him to design this artwork.

The sculpture is present at our school thanks to a generous donation by Jessica and Mats Lederhausen.

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