Duke Ellington Statue
Duke Ellington Circle, New York, NY 10029
Named for the great jazz musician, Duke Ellington Circle is a traffic circle located at the Northeast corner of Central Park at the foot of Fifth Avenue and of 110th Street. Formerly named “Frawley Circle”, the traffic circle was renamed “Duke Ellington Circle” in 1995. In 1997, a 25 feet (7.6 m) tall statue by sculptor Robert Graham, depicting the Muses — nine nude caryatids — supporting a grand piano and Duke Ellington on their heads was erected in the middle of the shallow amphitheater composing the circle.
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