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A Conversation with Oscar Wilde


(Public Art)


Maggie Hambling's sculpture of Oscar Wilde depicts the writer with a cigarette in hand, popping his head up out of his granite sarcophagus for a chat. Londoners can pause and sit next to him on the way home from a night on the tiles, and enjoy the inscription: "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."

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Adelaide Street

Near Trafalgar Square and St Martin in the Fields and opposite Charing Cross Station



Poetry Society 2003
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