"Fearless girl" is still removed from wall Street

by Abel Hampton April 22, 2018, 1:26

"This move to a new location will improve access for visitors and ensure that her message and impact continues to be heard", de Blasio said in a statement.

State Street Global Advisors, one of the financial firms that funded the statue, said it's only fitting that "Fearless Girl" remain in the city's Financial District, as its executives had hoped it would draw awareness to how few women sit on corporate boards.

"I am thrilled "Fearless Girl" will remain in New York", Kristen Visbal, the sculptor behind the roughly 50-inch-tall (about 1.3 metres), 250-pound (113 kg) bronze statue, said in a statement released by City Hall.

The diminutive four-foot-tall monument created by sculptor Kristen Visbal was first planted in front of the Bull on International Women's Day previous year by US financial firm State Street Global Advisors to call out corporate America's gender gap, and to encourage more companies to include women on their boards. In a letter to De Blasio, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James appealed for the extension, writing, "Fearless Girl stands as a powerful beacon, showing women-young and old-that no dream is too big and no ceiling is too high".

The New York Times reports the "Charging Bull" statue could move with the "Fearless Girl".

The girl statue was commissioned by State Street Global Advisors, the fund management arm of Boston-based State Street, to call attention to the role of women in corporate America and its "gender diversity index" fund.

The statue is due to be moved by the end of the year. Artist Kristen Visbal, who is based in DE and primarily works in bronze, created the sculpture.

There is another statue over by the NYSE that "Fearless Girl" will have to compete with: George Washington, who stands outside the Federal Hall National Memorial looking down Broad Street. The artist behind "Charging Bull" complained that "Fearless Girl" encroached on his work. And muralist Alex Gardega briefly put up a papier-mâché statue of a pug peeing on Fearless Girl in protest, but he told Moneyish that he took it down after just three hours because passersby hated it, and some tried walking off with it.

"We're grateful to State Street for their partnership in keeping the Fearless Girl here in NYC".

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