Duke Ellington Boulevard

Duke Ellington Boulevard
Duke Ellington BoulevardDuke Ellington Boulevard

My daughter lived for many years in Manhattan, like I did. Also like me, she lived on the Upper West Side, between Broadway and Amsterdam on 106th St., which is also known as Duke Ellington Blvd. There are no famous landmarks on this street; it has almost a quiet residential feel nestled in an Oasis of tranquility between two congested avenues. It’s one of Manhattan’s grand wide boulevards. The architecture on Duke Ellington Blvd. is completely different from building to building. This is not a novelty in Manhattan, but represents a microcosm of what I love about New York City architecture: some buildings maintain a classic, debonair flair, as if they hold the spirit of pre 20th century within them; other new-school architecture is equally inspiring. In my interpretation of Duke Ellington Blvd, I use mixed media to give the classic architecture features—fire escapes and water towers—3D life. I also try to capture the juxtaposition of the dark colors on the classic buildings with the brighter, newer construction materials of modern day.

  • Original Size: 4’x6’
  • Materials: acrylic, mixed media
  • Thickness of Original: 4 inches off surface
  • Surface: Masonite

Original for sale! 1/1. Contact owner for price.


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