Marion Barry Jr. "Mayor for Life"


Size: 8′ x 3′ x 3′

Fabricated: 2018

This 8’ tall heroic-sized bronze sculpture commemorates the life and work of Washington DC’s beloved “Mayor for Life,” Marion S. Barry, Jr.

Commissioned by the Washington DC Commission for the Arts & Humanities, the statue is currently on display outside of the John A. Wilson building on Pennsylvania Avenue. This is one of only three, full-body, bronze statues of African-Americans erected in The District of Columbia. Barry is also the first local-elected official to be honored with a statue.

Bronze casting by Laran Bronze Inc., Chester, PA