Arturo Di Modica
Arturo Di Modica (born January 26, 1941) is a wealthy Italian-American artist, born in Vittoria, Sicily, best known for his sculpture Charging Bull (also known as the Wall Street Bull), which he installed without permission in front of the New York Stock Exchange in December 1989. The work cost US$360,000 of the artist's own money. The three-ton bronze piece is in its current location on loan to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. In 2004, Di Modica announced that the bull sculpture was for sale, on condition the buyer does not move it from its present location.
In popular culture
The sculpture became part of a meme put out by Adbusters that publicized Occupy Wall Street, a ballerina posed, atop it, with the text "What Is Our One Demand: #OccupyWallStreet / September 17th./Bring Tent."
- McKee, Yates (2016). Strike Art: Contemporary Art and the Post-Occupy Condition. Verso Books. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-78478-188-0.
- Nevius, Michelle; Nevius, James (March 24, 2009). Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City. Simon and Schuster. p. 285. ISBN 978-1-4165-8997-6. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
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