The artist behind Wall Street’s charging bull statue isn’t happy about sharing the space with Fearless Girl, the statue built last month to bring attention to the lack of women on corporate boards.
New York recently extended Fearless Girl’s permit through February 2018, but artist Arturo Di Modica wants her gone. He said it alters his own statue, recasting the bull as a villain.
"Women, girls, that’s great, but that’s not what that (my sculpture) is,” Di Modica said in an interview with MarketWatch. “I put it there for art. My bull is a symbol for America. My bull is a symbol of prosperity and for strength.”
Di Modica installed the charging bull in 1989 after the stock market crash in front of the New York Stock Exchange, without permission. The statue was moved to Queens before landing in its current location, MarketWatch reported.
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