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Duke Ellington in Steel.

Duke Ellington in Steel

Field review by the editors.

Washington, DC

Unveiled in 2012, created by Zachary Oxman, who would later make similarly memorable stainless steel sculptures of Ray Bradbury on a rocket and a guy sitting on a giant typewriter.

Edward "Duke" Ellington was a composer, pianist, and jazz superstar who spent his childhood and early career years in this Washington neighborhood.

Oxman's artwork, 20 feet tall, depicts Ellington sitting on a giant G clef styled like his handwriting, playing a piano whose keys are turning into notes and soaring skyward.

Duke Ellington in Steel

708 T St. NW, Washington, DC
Northeast of downtown. At the intersection of Florida Ave. NW and T St. NW.
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