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Arturo Di Modica, Sculptor Of New York’s Charging Bull Sculpture, Has Died At 80

Di Modica was a “Sicilian-born sculptor best known for Charging Bull, 3.5 tons of bronze belligerence that he illegally deposited in Lower Manhattan one night in 1989.” But this wasn’t the first time he pulled such a stunt. Disappointed by a lack of interest in his first solo show in 1977, “Mr. Di Modica rented three trucks, and he and a group of friends drove eight of his enormous sculptures uptown to Rockefeller Center, where they deposited them in the dead of night. He was ordered to pay a s...
Tags: Art, New York, People, Rockefeller Center, Lower Manhattan, Arturo Di Modica, Di Modica, 02.21.21

‘Fearless Girl’ to Move, and She May Take the Wall Street Bull With Her

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the statue known as “Fearless Girl” would be moved from its spot on Broadway; “Charging Bull” may soon follow.
Tags: News, New York City, Broadway, Bill De Blasio, Ny, Kristen, Arturo, Symbols, Wall Street (Manhattan, Traffic Accidents and Safety, Visbal, Charging Bull, Fearless Girl, Di Modica

Link Dump

As per usual, interesting links from the depths of ye olde internets: The Stats of the Furious - A thorough accounting and visualization of a series that only kinda-sorta-deserves this kind of scrutiny. Also of note, Sonny Bunch's ranking of the Fast/Furious films. All of which is to say, these are fun films, but let's not overthink it. The Silence of the Lambs as a Romantic Comedy - This sort of thing is old and I don't think anyone will ever approach the already-produced Platonic ideal of Sh...
Tags: Movies, Russia, Earth, Link Dump, Sonny Bunch, Di Modica, Igor Dyatlov

A Closer Look: Fearless Girl holds our place

Poor Antonio Di Modica. The sculptor of Wall Street 's iconic "Charging Bull" fears his symbol of capitalism has been drafted into the debate on a woman's place. Welcome to my world, Mr. Di Modica. The conversation on a woman's place plays in my head all day long as I read about denying health care to women in an early morning blog or, later in the day, walk into a crowded board room mainly populated by men. I'm much older than the feisty 4-foot tall bronze girl portrayed in the "Fearless Gir...
Tags: Di Modica, Antonio Di Modica

When Tiny Girls Terrify Grown Men

This column originally appeared in Emily Peck’s newsletter, a weekly email that looks at the convergence of women, economics, business and politics. Sign up here.  Look, it’s obviously the height of absurdity to be afraid of little girls. Yet, here we are. Earlier this week, the sculptor behind the 11-foot bronze bull, a symbol of the virile finance industry and an institution on Wall Street for decades, held a press conference to complain about a 4-foot statue of a little girl recently placed n...
Tags: News, Kendall Jenner, Michael Lewis, Huffington Post, Emily Peck, SIEGEL, Facebook Google, Sandberg, San Bernadino California, Hannah Anderson, Melissa Jeltsen, Arturo Di Modica, Di Modica, Cedric Anderson, Norman Siegel, New York Di Modica

Wounded by ‘Fearless Girl,’ Creator of ‘Charging Bull’ Wants Her to Move

The sculptor Arturo Di Modica said Wall Street’s bronze girl, meant to symbolize female empowerment, distorts the meaning of his work.
Tags: News, Sculpture, Ny, Kristen, Women's Rights, Arturo, Wall Street (Manhattan, State Street Global Advisors, Visbal, Arturo Di Modica, Di Modica, Charging Bull (Sculpture

Sculptor Of Wall Street's Charging Bull Says Fearless Girl Is Ruining His Art!

On International Women's Day last month, a sculpture of a Fearless Girl was installed in front of New York City's iconic Charging Bull on Wall Street. This defiant little bronze statue was temporarily installed as a symbol of equality and pressure for big investment firms to add more women to their boards. And just like the women she represents, Fearless Girl is already having to deal with some serious patriarchal bull. Related: Fearless Girl Vandalized To Look Like Trump Supporter! Specifically...
Tags: New York, Celebs, New York City, America, Bill De Blasio, New York Stock Exchange, United, Financial District, Modica, State Street Global Advisors, Bowling Green Park, Kristen Visbal, Arturo Di Modica, Di Modica, McCann Related

Wall Street Bull Sculptor Says NYC Violated His Rights With 'Fearless Girl'

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Tags: New York, News, Boston, New York City, Bill De Blasio, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Emily Peck, Katherine Brooks, Don, SIEGEL, New York Civil Liberties Union, State Street Global Advisors, Kristen Visbal, Visbal, Arturo Di Modica

‘Charging Bull’ Sculptor Accuses New York City of Violating His Rights

Di Modica calls the statue an "advertising trick" created by two corporate giants
Tags: News, New York City, Uncategorized, Pubdesk, Onetime, Fearless Girl, Di Modica

‘Charging Bull’ artist rails against ‘Fearless Girl’

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… ...
Tags: New York, Arturo Di Modica, Di Modica