The artist who created the iconic "Charging Bull" sculpture in New York City has gone absolutely bull-shorts over the "Fearless Girl" statue.

State Street Global placed Fearless Girl opposite the bull in March in a prominent display of girl power intended to promote "gender diversity" on Wall Street.

"That is not a symbol! That’s an advertising trick," bronze sculpture artist Arturo Di Midauro told Market Watch. "My bull is a symbol for America. My bull is a symbol of prosperity and for strength. Women, girls, that’s great, but that’s not what that (my sculpture) is.”

He later told the New York Daily News: “I did it for all the American people. Not designed for men, women or gay.”

Di Midauro is right to be upset over State Street Global's juxtaposition of Fearless Girl in a way that co-opts his work so the company could make a feminist political statement.

The Charging Bull is one of those rare masterworks that was designed to serve as a stand-alone piece to symbolize America's bull market -- powerful, dominant, unstoppable.

Di Midauro spent $350,000 out-of-pocket fashioning the 7,100-pound bronze bull in answer to the 1987 stock market crash known as Black Monday. Di Midauro presented the bull as a gift to New York City in 1989. The bull now stands in front of Bowling Green Park.

Fearless Girl, on the other hand, is the politicized creation of Kristen Visbal, whose choice of placement seems to feed off the raw energy of Di Midauro's bull.

Visbal said her statue is a symbolic challenge to a traditionally male-dominated Wall Street. Subtract the bull, however, and Fearless Girl comes across looking more like a feminized version of Walt Disney's "Pipi Longstocking," cast in bronze.

It's too bad Visbal couldn't have found a better spot to place Fearless Girl -- say, for instance, Cologne, Germany, where the defiant little tyke could then prove her mettle against charging Muslim rapists.

Please share this on Facebook if Fearless Girl takes away from the visual impact of Arturo Di Midauro's Charging Bull.

Source: Daily Wire

 

 

 
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