Date: June 01, 2017
“City sculptor Alex Gardega — seething over the “Fearless Girl” statue being placed across from Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” — has decided to retaliate with a work of his own.
Gardega created a statue of a small dog, titled “Pissing Pug,” and his sloppily crafted pooch takes direct aim at “Fearless Girl” — or, at least, at her left leg.
“This is corporate nonsense,” Gardega told The Post of “Fearless Girl,” saying it was put opposite artist Arturo Di Modica’s famed bull as a publicity stunt by a Boston-based financial firm.
“It has nothing to do with feminism, and it is disrespect to the artist that made the bull,” he said. “That bull had integrity.”
And the guy who made the bull, is suing over this…
I don’t know…I can see where they are coming from. Seems rather silly, though…Not sure it’s something to get that mad over.
I’d be more concerned over the insane display, of a small girl standing in front of a charging bull…There’s a very bad message in there, if you know what a bull is capable of…and I bet we all do.
All the same, they probably should have abided by the original arrangements, instead of extending them.
Changing people’s art, is a touchy kind of area…especially when it alters the meaning, or imposes a different message.