Darth Vader Grotesque

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Darth Vader Grotesque
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Year 1980
Type Limestone
Location Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°55′50″N 77°04′17″W / 38.9305°N 77.0715°W / 38.9305; -77.0715
Owner Washington National Cathedral

Darth Vader Grotesque is a limestone grotesque by Jay Hall Carpenter. It is located at the Washington National Cathedral, Northwest, Washington, D.C., United States.

In the 1980s, during the construction of the northwest tower, Christopher Rader won third-place in the National Geographic World Magazine contest for children, with his drawing of Darth Vader. The fierce head was sculpted by Jay Hall Carpenter and the stonecarver was Patrick J. Plunkett.[1] The Darth Vader grotesque is very difficult to be seen with the naked eye, and a binocular is generally needed to spot it. [2]

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