03/22/2017

Artist Who Created Wall Street's Iconic 'Charging Bull' Hates New 'Fearless Girl' Statue

Hank Berrien, Daily Wire

Arturo Di Modica, 76, the Sicilian artist who created the Charging Bull sculpture that stands on Wall Street to celebrate the prosperity and strength of America, is furious that his sculpture now faces the bronze Fearless Girl statue installed March 7 to celebrate International Women’s day.

Di Modica told MarketWatch: “That is not a symbol! That’s an advertising trick. My bull is a symbol for America. My bull is a symbol of prosperity and for strength. Women, girls, that’s great, but that’s not what that (my sculpture) is.” He added to the NY Daily News: “I did it for all the American people. Not designed for men, women or gay.” 

Di Modica donated the Charging Bull statue to New York City in 1989 after he spent $350,000 of his own money to cast the 7,100 lb bronze bull. He placed it in front of the New York Stock Exchange in December 1989 to comfort Americans after the stock-market crash in 1987.

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