Arturo Di Modica is an Italian-American artist, born in Vittoria, Sicily. He is best known for his sculpture Charging Bull, an iconic symbol of "The Big Apple", which he installed without permission in front of the New York Stock Exchange in December 1989.
Charging Bull, which is sometimes referred to as the Wall Street Bull or the Bowling Green Bull, is a 3,200-kilogram (7,100 lb) bronze sculpture that stands in Bowling Green Park near Wall Street in Manhattan, New York City. Standing 11 feet (3.4 m) tall and measuring 16 feet (4.9 m) long, the oversize sculpture depicts a bull, the symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity, leaning back on its haunches and with its head lowered as if ready to charge.
Known for having paid from his own money to bring this creation to life, Di Modica announced that the bull sculpture was for sale, on condition that the buyer does not move it from its present location. Di Modica continues to own the copyright to the statue, which is currently on loan to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
Di Modica installed a second similar version of the Charging Bull in Shanghai in May 2010, and a third version of the bull was placed in Amsterdam on July 4, 2012.
For reference and more information: Charging Bull on Wikipedia
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