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Creator of the ‘Charging Bull’ Threatens Lawsuit Over ‘Fearless Girl’

JONATHAN TURLEY

imgresThere is an interesting legal claim raised by Arturo Di Modica, the sculptor of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue.  The bull has long been the cherished symbol of Wall Street.  However, recently a small sculpture of “Fearless Girl” was added to face the bull.  The result is a striking image but a different image from the original art work.  Di Modica says that the addition improperly changed his work and constitutes copyright infringement.  The addition of “Fearless Girl” was the result of a commission by State Street Global Advisors, an investment firm, to call attention to the gender pay gap and the need for more women on corporate boards in the financial sector.

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