How ‘Fearless Cow’ Didn’t HappenPosted: June 7, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, U.S. News | Tags: Arturo Di Modica, Bill de Blasio, Boston, Charging Bull, International Women’s Day, Modica, New York City, Norman Siegel, State Street Global Advisors, Wall Street Leave a comment
The financial company that installed the “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street to help market a female mutual fund originally wanted to commission the bronze in the shape of a cow, according to an email exchange between the company’s rep and City Hall obtained by The Post.
Moo-cifully, three months before having it cast and installed opposite the existing “Charging Bull” sculpture for International Woman’s Day, it dawned on State Street Global Advisors a heifer might be misconstrued as sexist.
“The client realized, after we had gone down the road a bit, that a cow sculpture could be conceived as demeaning to women.” … (read more)
Source: New York Post