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Statue: Oscar Wilde reclining

Inscription

{Inscribed on the vertical face at the 'foot' end:}
A conversation with Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900
. . .
{Inscribed on the upper surface at the 'foot' end:}
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

Unveiled by Stephen Fry who played Oscar in the 1997 film "Wilde". Jenkins did the inscription carving. If Oscar has a cigarette in his hand when you see him you are in luck since it has been repeatedly stolen and replaced. In 2004 we heard that there were plans to protect the fag's fag with surveillance cameras. Hambling is particularly peeved since she is an avid smoker herself and sees this vandalism as possibly associated with the anti lobby. She visits Oscar occasionally and cleans out his head where people tend to deposit fag-ends, flowers and letters. She herself has furnished it with a starfish and a moon, in reference to the quote.

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Born in Dublin as Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Wilde. 'Importance of Being E...

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