'Fearless Girl' Will Continue To Face Off With Wall Street's Bull
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 18:05
The statue will become part of the city's Department of Transportation art program.
The 50-inch bronze "Fearless Girl" facing off against Wall Street's iconic charging bull is staying put - for now.
The statue - which has become an instant tourist draw - had been due to be removed on Sunday.
Fearless Girl is refusing to budge.
The artwork was installed by asset managers State Street Global Advisors, with City Hall's agreement.
Fearless Girl statue was installed by an investment firm in honor of International Women's Day.
But does keeping the girl past her scheduled April 2 deadline forever alter the meaning of the bull?
He dismissed Kristen Visbal's statue as nothing more than an "an advertising trick", noting the bronze was a marketing effort on the eve of the March 8 International Women's Day by Boston-based State Street Global Advisors and its NY advertising firm, McCann. "SHE makes a difference".
The statue's popularity led many to call for its permanent placement near the New York Stock Exchange.
State Street did not immediately respond to Romper's request for comment, but in a Huffington Post interview earlier this month, the company's head of public relations, Anne McNally, defended the company, saying that when it comes to gender parity, some progress is better than none. The grotesque image went viral on social media after a bystander snapped a photo and posted it to Facebook, a powerful reminder that the fight for women's empowerment and gender equality continues still. "That's an advertising trick", Di Modica said. New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafonte recently called Fearless Girl "corporate feminism" and noted that it could have been an effort at changing the subject or distracting from some recent bad news - fraud charges - for the State Street parent company, which the company denied. It has remained there for almost three decades watching over Wall Street, becoming a symbol for the USA financial markets.
Visbal chose to depict a young girl to show others that it is possible for them to forge a career on Wall Street, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said.
"It would serve its objective like nothing else right in front of the New York Stock Exchange", Piccolo said, suggesting a nearby location.