Charging Bull

bronze sculpture in New York

Charging Bull is a sculpture in Bowling Green, Manhattan, New York City. It was put there without permission by Arturo Di Modica in 1989 but because it was popular it stayed. The sculpture is supposed to represent financial optimism and prosperity.

Charging Bull
ArtistArturo Di Modica
Year1989 (1989)
Dimensions11 ft × 16 ft (340 cm × 490 cm)[1][2]
Weight7,100 pounds (3,200 kg)
LocationNew York City, New York, US
Coordinates40°42′20″N 74°00′48″W / 40.705576°N 74.013421°W / 40.705576; -74.013421
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

History change

Creation change

The bull was cast by Arturo Di Modica in the Bedi-Makky Art Foundry at a cost of about $360,000. On 15 December 1989, Di Modica put the 3.5 ton statue under a Christmas tree on Broad Street, outside the New York Stock Exchange.[2]

References change

  1. Dunlap, David W. "The Bronze Bull Is for Sale, but There Are a Few Conditions", article, The New York Times, December 21, 2004, retrieved June 13, 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 D. McFadden, Robert (1989-12-16). "SoHo Gift to Wall St.: A 3½-Ton Bronze Bull". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-01.