Charging Bull sculpture Wall
Public Art: Charging Bull
Also Known as : Wall Street Bull, Bowling Green
Sculptor: © Arturo Di Modica
Description:The iconic bronze Wall Street Bull weighs
7,100lb (3,200kg) is 11ft (3.4m) tall and is 16 ft (4.9m) long. The symbol of Wall Street depicts
an angry bull about to charge. He's down on his haunches, nostrils flared, and leaning to one
Date Unveiled: Technically the sculpture was never
officially unveiled in fact it was placed in the city illegally. On December 15, 1989, following the 1987 stock
market crash , Di Modica trucked his sculpture to Lower Manhattan and installed it beneath a 60-foot Christmas tree
in the middle of Broad Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange as a Christmas gift to the people of New
York. He claimed it to be an act of "guerrilla art". It didn't take long for NYPD to seize the bull and place it
into an impound lot. Thanks to a public outcry the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation later install
it two blocks south of the Exchange.
Location: The Charging Bull can be found in Bowling
Green Park near Wall Street facing up Broadway in Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Trivia: The Charging Bull is one of an edition
of five made by Di Modica.
Locals say you've got to rub the nose, horns and testicles of the bull for good luck
The sculptor, who owns the copyright to the bull, put it up for sale but no word on any