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The Barbican Muse (Zoë)
The Barbican Muse (Zoë)
The Barbican Muse (Zoë)
The Barbican Muse (Zoë)
The Barbican Muse (Zoë)
The Barbican Muse (Zoë)
The Barbican Muse (Zoë)
The Barbican Muse (Zoë)
The Barbican Muse (Zoë)
The Barbican Muse (Zoë)

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A floating, reclining semi-draped female figure. She holds in her left hand masks of Comedy and Tragedy, whilst her right hand is pointing the way to the entrance of the Centre. The figure is nicknamed 'Zoë', after the Cambridge student who posed for Spender.

The Barbican Muse (Zoë)




polyurethane, glass fibre & gold leaf


H 300 x W 900 x D (?) cm

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City of London Corporation


City of London Corporation

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Unveiling date

26th September 1994


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Located at

Barbican Pedway, City of London


Next to the ramp going into the Barbican centre (restaurant side).