The Charging Bull has been dominating the Wall Street for 28 years now. The 7,100-pound sculpture is actually a symbol of the aggressive yet optimistic prosperity. The bull has his head lowered as if it was immortalized right before plunging into a charge. However, a 250-pound figure was positioned overnight in front of the world-renowned bull. Even though a new creation, the Fearless Girl conquered the whole world in the quickest manner of time. It was her act of defiance mixed with innocence and bravery that made her famous. However, the author of the Wall Street Bull wants her gone.
The Fearless Girl Will Stay for a Year
The Fearless Girl appeared out of the blue in front of the Charging Bull on the night of March 7, 2017. The date represents the International Women’s Day. Consequently, the interpretation of the gesture revolves around the quality attributes of a woman or young lady. The authors of the figure wanted to promote the idea of gender diversity across professional environments.
The novel piece of art was intended to become a temporal tourist attraction for seven days. However, the week turned into 30 days. Eventually, it was decided for the Fearless Girl to hold positions until February 2018. The reason behind this extension was the public that reacted heavily across social media to this event.
Arturo Di Modica Had Himself a Hard Time Obtaining Authorities’ Endorsement for the Wall Street Bull
However, there was also a negative vibe shrouding the statue as well. Arturo Di Modica is the Italian-American creator of the Wall Street Bull. He opposed vehemently to the presence of the Fearless Girl right in front of his work. His reasoning revolved around a copyright infringement and also a prejudice to his rights stipulated in the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990. He demanded the federal law to intervene and put an end on an act of defiance to his reputation.
Moreover, Arturo Di Modica is not pleased with the interpretation of the duo. The Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, claimed that the Fearless Girl is a symbol of a noble attribute that encourages people to do what is right despite any source of power and fear. Based on this interpretation, it is to understand that the Charging Bull is nothing else but a sign of oppression. Di Modica wants to fight this image. He asked for a different location for the Fearless Girl.
On the other hand, Arturo Di Modica had a hard time defending his Wall Street Bull back in the days. He placed the statue without a permit in 1987. He wanted his work to become a representative for the financial resilience of Americans. Authorities removed it eventually only for the statue to appear again to stay forever in the Financial District.
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