Perhaps you have seen or read about the bronze statue Fearless Girl that was in the Wall Street district of Manhattan. She was installed there March 7, 2017 and had been staring down the much bigger wall street bull until November 28, 2018 when she was removed to be relocated facing the New York Stock Exchange… along with the bull.
Fearless was originally installed the day before International Women’s Day as part of an advertising campaign designed around gender diversity across senior leadership. It had an initially city permit for one week which was extended to one month and then to February 2018.
Petitions were signed to make it permanent while in contrast the creator of the bull (which has been in place since 1989) wanted her removed, hiring attorneys stating that her placement was “corrupting the bulls artistic integrity” and that it was an “advertising trick”. There have been other controversies surrounding the statue as well. Such is art!
For now, where she once stood there is a plaque that says “Fearless Girl is on the move to The New York Stock Exchange. Until she’s there, stand for her.” The plaque also has footprints where people can stand. (wikipedia)
While I couldn’t get anywhere near the bull as he was swarmed by tourist from across the globe, I am happy that I got to see both of them at their original installations.
Don’t be shy, let’s talk. Comments really are welcomed. Teri 📷