5 May 2016

Reutersward, Swedish sculptor of twisted gun barrel, dies

In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, a sculpture by Carl Fredrik Reutersward, titled "knotted gun" which is a symbol designed to protest against global violence and senseless killings, is displayed in Cape Town, South Africa. 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. He was 81. Thomas Millroth, from the Carl Fredrik Reutersward Art Foundation, said the artist died in a hospital in Helsingborg, southwestern Sweden on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. No cause of death was given.
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.