Description The pistol is a bronze sculpture by Carl Fredrik Reuterswrd of an over-sized pistol with a knotted barrel and the muzzle pointing upwards. There are currently 16 sculptures all around the world. The three original sculptures are placed in Malm, Sweden, outside the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, USA, and in Luxembourg.It is also placed in Berlin, Germany, on Sergelgatan in Stockholm, Sweden, in Gothenburg, Sweden, outside the Mmorial de Caenin Caen, France.Located in The Museum of Sketches in Lund, Sweden, is a sketch of the firearm where Reuterswrd has written that the grieving after John Lennon and Bob Crane were murdered inspired him to design this artwork.
I.M. Spadecaller, Tampa Bay Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Matthew Schwartz (AKA Spadecaller) is a grateful survivor who conveys his deepest passions, convictions, and serenity through visual art, poetry, and video.
As a child, he was formally trained in traditional oil techniques and later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's up until the late 80's he exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York, and presently resides on the west coast of Florida.
Since the advent of image editing software, he has turned more to creative digital hand painted images and photos striving to fuse these into an art form worthy of the distinction traditional painters deserve.
Using HD videos formats, he showcase his digital paintings, poetry, other mixed media images; these are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Thespadecaller.