It's no doubt the AK is a symbol of global violence, revolution, evil nation-states, resistance to the man, or whatever you like.  Artists can't seem to keep their hands off of them either.  At  London's  Institute of Contemporary Arts, AK's have become sculpture,  in a  project known as AKA Peace started by Sunday Times photographer Bran Symondson.

picture of AK as art

Art by Tim Noble & Sue Webster

The show runs till the end of September, after which the guns will be auctioned off to support Peace One Day, a group that sponsors world peace by calling for a global non-vialent day each year on September 21st.  In a perfect world, guns would be only for hobbyists to blast away at their gun clubs, terrorizing only empty pop bottles.  Let's hope peace catches on.

 AKA Peace art show