Wall Street “Charging Bull” Sculptor Calls for Removal of “Fearless Girl” Advertisement

April 13th, 2017

DiModica and Siegel, via The GuardianArturo DiModica, the sculptor behind the famous “Charging Bull” statue in downtown Manhattan, is asking the city to remove the “Fearless Girl” statue placed in front of the bull as part of an ad campaign for State Street Global Advisors.  The new statue has become something of a phenomenon in recent weeks, with tourists clamoring to take photos and pose with it, all to the dismay of Mr. DiModica, who claims the new piece appropriates his original sculpture.  “The Charging Bull no longer carries a positive, optimistic message. Rather, it has been transformed into a negative force and a threat,” says Di Modica’s attorney, Norman Siegel. “Clearly, a deliberate choice was made to exploit and to appropriate the ‘Charging Bull’ through the placement of the ‘Fearless Girl’.”

Read more at The Guardian