DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - At a press conference Wednesday, the artist behind Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue called for the removal of “Fearless Girl,” the defiant symbol installed on International Women’s Day in March.
“She’s there attacking the bull,” artist Arthur Di Modica, 76, said at the conference, Time reported. “What they did — it’s negative.”
State Street Global Advisors, a $2.5 trillion investor, commissioned the statue as part of its campaign to promote gender equity in corporate leadership. But the statue, created by Delaware artist Kristen Visbal, quickly became a broader symbol of feminism and equality and the statue’s permit was extended through April 2018.
Di Modica’s attorney, Norman Siegel, said Di Modica’s copyright and trademark rights were violated since State Street did not ask for his permission. They are not taking legal action, but NPR reported a lawsuit is still possible.
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