CARL FREDRIK REUTERSWÄRD, Non-Violence (The Knotted Gun), 1985
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Non-Violence (The Knotted Gun), 1985
Calle Henzel, The (Hand) Knotted Gun (Charcoal Edit), 2022
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Kalkeriet Contemporary is pleased to present Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd. Regarded as the most recognized artistic statements promoting non-violence, the sculpture was created after the artist’s grief of his friend the musician and The Beatles member John Lennon’s tragic death in 1980. The original version of the sculpture was installed at the John Lennon memorial grounds of Strawberry Fields in New York’s Central Park, across from the Dakota, the building where the musician and his wife Yoko Ono lived together. In 1988, Luxembourg donated the original sculpture to the United Nations, and it was moved and installed outside of the headquarters of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Since 1993, the sculpture has been the symbol of The Non-Violence Project (NVP), a nonprofit organization that promotes social change through violence-prevention education programs. Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd (1934 – 2016) was a Swedish painter and sculptor and one of Sweden’s most recognized artists as well a sa respected author. The artist did not conform to any particular art movement. He painted riotous geometrics abstracts reminiscent of Miró or Kandinsky, and made often humerous conceptual works. He studied under the artist Fernand Léger in Paris 1951 and wasa professor of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockhol m between 1965 and 1969. In 1986 he was awarded the Prince Euge n Medal for painting. He is best-known for his sculpture The Knotted Gun which has embedded him in popular culture beyond the art world. The organic and artistic process of Calle Henzel has been the driving force in the development of Henzel Studio’s designs. He has over the years in an uncompromised fashion challenged the traditional conventions of subject matter, shape, finishings and special treatments. Calle Henzel has collaborated with some of the most prominent names and foundations in contemporary art including; Richard Prince, Nan Goldin, Mickalene Thomas, Lawrence Weiner and Douglas Gordon among others.
Portrait by Lars-Saldert
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