The 'Fearless Girl' Statue Is Staying on Wall Street

"In her short time here, the Fearless Girl has fueled powerful conversations about women in leadership and inspired so many", he said in a statement.

The "Fearless Girl" statue, dreamed up by Boston's State Street, is staying put.

Since 1989, the bronze bull has stood in New York City's financial district as an image of the might and hard-charging spirit of Wall Street.

"She is inspiring everyone at a moment when we need inspiration", he said. The girl became an instant tourist draw and internet sensation.

But regardless of the debate around the sculpture, it looks like many people are thrilled to see her stick around, and voiced their praise through Twitter. They solve problems in a different way.

The sculptor based her work on two DE children - a friend's daughter she said had "great style and a great stance, and I told her to pretend she was facing a bull".

"Fearless Girl" will stay in place for another 11 months through an art program of the city's Department of Transportation that manages lower Broadway near Wall Street. The girl was white, and the creative team then incorporated another girl, a Latina, "to come up with a child that has universal appeal", Visbal said. Despite having only three women on their 11-member board, State Street's larger goal of the campaign was to pressure the almost 3,500 companies it invests in to increase the number of women on their boards.

The sculptor of the famed charging bull, Arturo Di Modica, blasted the work as an "advertising trick", rather than art, given its corporate conception, the News said.

Even if Di Modica could make demands, he has nothing to complain about under VARA because his sculpture isn't being distorted, mutilated or modified by the girl statue's presence, Loengard said.

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