Italian sculptor Arturo Di Modica, who made the bull on Wall Street in New York, has died at the age of 80. He had been battling cancer for the last few years and had died at his home in Sicily.
The BBC reports.
Although the bull is among the most famous landmarks of the city, the city authorities initially did not want to have anything to do with it.
Di Modica placed the bull on Wall Street in the year 1989 without permission and said it represented the fighting spirit of the United States and New York City after the stock market crash two years earlier.
Authorities had the bull removed but withdrew its decision following public protests.
The work made headlines four years ago when a statue of the Fearless Girl was erected in front of the bull.
Di Modica requested that the statue be removed as it was an insult to his work. “She’s attacking the bull there,” said the artist. The dynamics of the work would have changed with the advent of the girl.
Others considered her to represent a fresh modern view of American core values such as courage and justified resistance. Related News Wants the fearless girl to be removed