The Fearless Girl statue –the one installed adjacent Wall Streets charging bull during this years Womens History Month has a new decrier.
Sculptor Alex Gardega told The New York Post that the proud, gangly young woman is corporate nonsense.
It has nothing to do with feminism, the artist went on. And it is a disrespect to the artist that made the bull. That bull had integrity.
To protest, Gardega put up a work of his own: a shoe-sized pug urinating at the girls ankles. Unlike Fearless Girl and the financial districts renowned bull, the dog is a carefully stylized work, rather than a realistic one.
I decided to build this dog and make it crappy to downgrade the statue, exactly how the girl is a downgrade on the bull, Gardega told the outlet.
Gardega isnt the first to voice concern with Fearless Girl, which HuffPosts Emily Peckdubbed an example of pinkwashing.Several critics have dismissed the small Wall Street addition as a sheeny, infantilizing attempt at feminism.
The creator of the bull sculptor, Arturo Di Modica, has claimed the city violated his legal rightsby permitting the statues placement at all.Hes suing State Street Global Advisors, the investment management firm that placed Fearless Girl near his work, for trademark and copyright infringement.
NY1 News reports that Gardegas Pissing Pughas since been removed. Fearless Girl artist Kristen Visbal has yet to make a statement about the ordeal.
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