If the “Fearless Girl” statue succeeds in becoming a permanent installation, it likely won’t be in its current location, opposite from the Financial District’s “Charging Bull.” According to the New York Post, the 50-inch bronze statue may be moved to a different location after the temporary permit expires on April 2.
Sources allegedly have told the Post that “Charging Bull” sculptor Arturo Di Modica has threatened to sue State Street Global Advisors (one of the world’s largest asset managers and the firm who commissioned “Fearless Girl”) for copyright infringement if the statue is not removed after April 2nd.
Arturo, along with other critics of the statue have written “Fearless Girl” off as a PR stunt and not a true feminist statement. Nevertheless, local politicians like Letitia James, along with women from 13 New York City architecture and urbanism firms have all advocated for the statue to become permanent. Mayor de Blasio is considering extending the permit but has some reservations about making the statue a permanent city staple.