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The dedication of the new
Duke Ellington Memorial
designed by L.A. sculptor Robert Graham, at Duke Ellington Circle
on Fifth Avenue and 110th Street, New York City
-- July 1, 1997 --


The memorial veiled

The memorial, still veiled

The Duke Ellington Memorial
   

Robert Graham

Lauren Bacall with
ArtNet's Hans Neuendorf

Angelica Huston
   

Mayor Ed Koch

Memorial Fund veep
Ashton Hawkins

Mayor David Dinkins
and Bobby Short
   

Larry Gagosian in the crowd

Wynton Marsalis

Graham with Manhattan
borough president
Ruth Messinger
   

Photographer and
writer John Gruen

Public advocate
Mark Green

Art dealer
Earl McGrath
   

Whitney curator
Thelma Golden

Congressman Charles Rangel

Brooke Astor
   

Dignitaries, including
Mayor Giuliani

The sculpture

Dignitaries, including
Duke's sister Ruth and
Mercedes Ellington
   

Graham with Brice and
Helen Marden on 6/28