What does Wall Street's 'Charging Bull' have to fear from a girl?


New York - 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."

Artist Arturo Di Modica (dee-MOH'-dih-kuh) said Wednesday that the new neighboring statue changes his bull into something negative.

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The Charging Bull and Fearless Girl statues are sit on Lower Broadway in New York. File picture: Mark Lennihan/APThe "Charging Bull" statue is covered in snow in New York's Financial District. File picture: Richard Drew/APA crowd gathers behind a statue titled "Fearless Girl", in New York. The statue was installed by an investment firm in honor of International Women's Day. File picture: Mark Lennihan/AP

He says the bull's message is supposed to be "freedom in the world, peace, strength, power and love."

His lawyers say "Fearless Girl" exploits the bull for commercial purposes. They want it moved and are hoping for an amicable solution.

Artist Kristen Visbal's statue of a girl with her hands on her hips was placed on the traffic island on March 7.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says men who don't like women taking up space "are exactly why we need 'Fearless Girl.'"

Associated Press

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