Thursday, February 28, 2008

Art at United Nations

This sculpture is a gift from the Government of Luxembourg presented to the United Nations in 1988. It consists of a large replica in bronze of a 45-calibre revolver, the barrel of which is tied into a knot. It was created in 1980 as a peace symbol by artist Karl Fredrik Reutersward, and is located in the Visitor's Plaza, facing First Avenue at 45th Street.

Mother and Child
The bronze sculpture "Mother and Child" was created by the Italian artist Giacomo Manzu, and presented to the United Nations by the Government of Italy on 16 October 1989. It is located in the North Garden of the United Nations Headquarters.
Location: United Nations, New York

Reclining Figure: Hand
"Reclining Figure: Hand," a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, was given to the United Nations by the Henry Moore Foundation. The sculpture is located in the landscape area north of the United Nations Secretariat Building, and was unveiled in 17 September 1982.
Location: United Nations, New York


Luiz Carioca said...

a escultura da mãe é a melhor, mas gostei muito da do revolver. Simples, além da mensagem contra armas de fogo, violência e tal, nos faz viajar pra infância, uma época da vida onde sabemos viver de verdade.

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