Sculptor of Wall Street's bull wants 'Fearless Girl' moved

Rep. David Young R-Iowa speaks at town hall meeting in Urbandale Iowa. Rebuffing President Donald Trump and Republican leaders on the GOP health care bill seemed like a major political misstep for Young who

Artist Kristen Visbal's figure was first placed on a traffic island near Wall Street on March 7, on the eve of International Women's Day, to make a point: There's a dearth of women on the boards of the largest USA corporations.

The sculptor of Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" is pushing back against the overnight sensation of the bull's newest companion: a statue that's become known as "Fearless Girl", which depicts a small girl squaring off against the bovine companion. Siegel said he's demanding that the city release documents showing what procedures were followed.

Siegel said a lawsuit has not been filed, but left the door open to the possibility, according to The Guardian. "There are copyright and trademark infringement issues". At a news conference Wednesday, Di Modica talked about what the bull stands for and what effect the new sculpture has had on it.

But Di Modica's lawyers say the bull no longer carries a positive, optimistic message but "has been transformed into a negative force and a threat". This statue of a young girl, standing with hands on her hips and feet braced in an apparent show of courage, now stands on a traffic island facing down the "Charging Bull".

City officials approved a one-year residency as some advocated for the Fearless Girl to become a permanent installation.

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The Wall Street bull has company.

Siegel said the advertising exploits commercial use laws.

A plaque originally placed at the girl's feet read: "Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference". Like most women figures she's had to carry a lot of baggage.

"Why did they attack me like that", he said. "Which acknowledges perhaps it never should have been there in the first place". He said he hopes to avoid going to court and would rather negotiate.

After police seized the sculpture, public outcry led the city's parks department to reinstall it days later nearby at its current location.

Almost 60 per cent have fewer than 15 per cent of female directors.

Fearless Girl was conceived by State Street Global Advisors - an investment firm with $3.3 trillion in assets - and advertising agency McCann to push companies to increase the number of female directors.

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