"Non-Violence" (also known as "The Knotted Gun") is a pro-peace sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, designed in late 1980 and inspired by the shooting death of his pal, John Lennon. It was given to the UN by the government of Luxembourg in 1988.
The sculpture depicts a 45-caliber revolver with its barrel knotted into a bullet-blocking twist, an idea normally confined to 2D reality in newspaper editorial cartoons.
Vigeland Sculpture Park is a part of Frogner Park, located in Oslo, Norway, 3 km northwest of the city centre. The park covers 80 acres (320,000 m2) and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures created by Gustav Vigeland.
Vigeland personally sculpted every figure out of clay and individual craftsmen were contracted to fabricate the pieces into what they are today. These works of art reside along an 850 meter-long axis divided into six sections: The Main Gate, The Bridge, The Children's Playground, The Fountain, The Monolith Plateau and the Wheel of Life.
This statue is counted as a humorous sculpture made by the Belgian artist named Tom Frantzen. In this statue, a policeman is seen tripped by a man who's hiding in the manhole. The sculpture was created in 1985.
This statue signifies all of the souls lost, imprisoned, or otherwise harmed by the oppressive Communist regime that existed in Poland for many years.
Known as one of the most creative statues in the world, this sculpture literally looks as if children are jumping into the river. Chong Fah Cheong says of his work, "My involvement in creative work pursuits, in particular, sculpture, is a state of mind. It is a consciousness, an acute awareness of my existence, made up of limitless variables and possibilities."
As light creeps out of the cracks of this statue's body, a world of messages are portrayed by artist Paige Bradley. All of the pieces are cast in bronze and made to float separately from one another.
Coming out of a street manhole, this funny looking man was sculpted back in 1997. After several automobiles smashed into the durable statue, a sign was added as warning of his presence. It reads: "Man at Work."
"Les voyageurs" (travelers), a series of surrealist sculptures by French artist Bruno Catalano. A dozen of these sculptures were installed during the month of September in the streets of Marseille for the European Capital of Culture 2013. This beautiful series of sculptures questions us because of its meaning but also because of its technique, and evokes memories and things that every traveler inevitably leaves behind.
Hanging from the ceiling of the Art Nouveau Lucerna Palace in Prague, an ancient king rides triumphantly astride... an upside-down, apparently dead horse.
Created by Prague-born artist David Cerny, the sculpture is a mocking reference to the more famous equestrian statue of King, and later, Saint Wenceslas which sits in Wenceslas Square, and possibly a mocking nod to Czech president Vaclav Kraus, although the artist will not say what his intentions were.
This world-famous composition, which comprises 60 pairs of metal shoes set in concrete on the Danube embankment, was set up in the year 2005.
It commemorates the Hungarian Jewish victims of the killings committed by the Arrow Cross militiamen, the pro-German, anti-Semitic, national socialist party members of Hungary in 1944-1945.
The killings usually took place en masse - the victims were lined up at the embankment, and shot into the Danube, execution-style.
At three separate places of the memorial, cast iron signs read in Hungarian, English and Hebrew: "To the memory of victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944-45". This is a very simple but very moving memorial.