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Duke Ellington on 110thst


Piano on 110th st
The sculpture of Edward Kennedy Ellington at 110th Street and Fifth Avenue is the first monument in New York City dedicated to an African American and the first memorial to Ellington in the United States.  Duke Ellington stands in Duke Ellington Circle, a shallow amphitheater at 110th Street and Fifth Avenue, at the northeast corner of Central Park and unveiled in 1997.

Details: "Duke Ellington  Sculptor Robert Graham, 1997 Frawley Circle, Fifth Avenue & 110th Street, Manhattan Bronze, gilding, granite is 25 feet (7.6 m) tall, and depicts the Muses — nine nude caryatids — supporting a grand piano and Duke Ellington on their heads."

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