Carl Fredrik Reutersward, one of Sweden's best-known modern artists and
the creator of the iconic statue of a revolver barrel tied in a knot,
has died at the age of 81.
The artist, who was a major influence in the modern Swedish art scene, died in a hospital in Helsingborg, southwestern Sweden, on Tuesday evening, Thomas Millroth, from the Carl Fredrik Reutersward Art Foundation, said. He gave no cause of death, but Reutersward, who suffered a stroke in 1980, was known to have been unwell for some time.