'Charging Bull' sculptor accuses NYC of violating his rights
20 April, 2017, 08:49 | Author: Eloise Marshall
On March 7, the eve of International Women's Day, artist Kristen Visbal was commissioned by Wall Street giants State Street Global Advisers and McCann Advertising to create the 4-foot "Fearless Girl" statue.
He called Fearless Girl, sponsored by Boston investment firm State Street Global Advisors and NY advertising company McCann, nothing more than an "advertising trick". In response to petitions with tens of thousands of signatures for the statue to stay longer, mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city permit would be extended for almost one year. He says the presence of FG infringes on his own artistic copyright to the Bull by changing the creative dynamic to include another bold presence.
NEW YORK (AP) The sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" says New York City is violating his legal rights by forcing his bronze beast to face off against the "Fearless Girl".
One Di Modica's lawyers, Norman Siegel, said State Street had erected a plaque near the bronze, since taken down, that advertised one of its funds.
"Men who don't like women taking up space are exactly why we need the Fearless Girl", de Blasio tweeted Wednesday.
Displeased with that decision, Di Modica is fighting back. Siegel concluded that "the inescapable implication is that "Charging Bull" is the source of that fear and power, and a force against doing what is right".
The IWD statue was originally meant to be in removed on 2 April but the city extended its residency due to the amount of interest it got on social media - including two petitions to keep it in place. The city eventually allowed his statue to stay.
Siegel said a lawsuit has not been filed, but left the door open to the possibility, according to The Guardian. Di Modica will reportedly hold a news conference Wednesday to discuss his qualms. Everyone knows that in a confrontation like that the bull wins-which isn't a very good message to be sending women hoping for careers on Wall Street.
Di Modica has said he was inspired by the 1987 stock market crash to create the bull and sold his family farm in Sicily to pay for it.
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