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'Charging Bull' Sculpture Artist Not Happy With NYC Over 'Fearless Girl'

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'The Fearless Girl' statue is seen facing the iconic Wall Street charging bull statue as part of a campaign to push companies to add women on their boards, on March 8, 2017, in Lower Manhattan, New York. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 12:13 PM

The "Charging Bull" sculpture artist is accusing the city of New York of infringing on his artistic copyright for allowing the "Fearless Girl" statue to stand for another year after it attracted public support following its International Women's Day installation.

Artist Arturo Di Modica plans to further explain his potential plans for legal action at a press conference Wednesday, his attorney told The Associated Press.

Di Modica, who defiantly intalled his "Charging Bull" sculpture in front of the New York Stock Exchange in 1989 (after eventually earning approval from the city, it was moved two blocks south), has been very vocal about his disdain for the “Fearless Girl” sculpture, which was implemented as part of a campaign by State Street Global Advisors to encourage gender equality in the corporate world.

The statue, which depicts a girl staring down the bull with her hands on her hips, chin in the air, was erected with a temporary permit that the city later extended through February 2018, according to Business Insider.

“Women, girls, that’s great, but that’s not what that [my sculpture] is,” Di Modica told MarketWatch last month. “I put it there for art. My bull is a symbol for America. My bull is a symbol of prosperity and for strength.”

Di Modica is arguing that New York City officials should have gotten his permission to keep the opposed statue installed longer than its initial permit.

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio tweeted his thoughts on Di Modica's argument on Wednesday. 

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The "Charging Bull" sculpture artist is accusing the city of New York of infringing on his artistic copyright for allowing the "Fearless Girl" statue to stand for another year after it attracted public support following its International Women's Day installation.
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