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Duke Ellington Memorial

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  • 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, red granite, aggregate
  • 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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