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Duke Ellington Memorial map_it

  • Location: Duke Ellington Circle, 110th Street and 5th Avenue
  • Sculptor: Robert Graham
  • Description: Standing figure (heroic scale) before a grand piano on a circular platform supported by three groups of three caryatids on three triform columns, integral plinth, two plaques on pedestal
  • Materials: Bronze; pedestal--brick (?)
  • Dimensions: Ellington figure H: 8'; each caryatid H: 4'; each triform column H: 10'; sculpture total H: 25'; upper plaque H: 5" W: 10"; lower plaque H: 2¼" W: 7½"
  • Cast: ca. 1997
  • Dedicated: July 1, 1997
  • Foundry: Artworks Foundry; contact: Piero L. Mussi
  • Fabricator: Gilad Ben-Artzi
  • Donor: Duke Ellington Memorial Fund

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The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.

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