Charging Bull

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Charging Bull
Arturo Di Modicas New York Charging Bull.jpg
ArtistArturo Di Modica
Year1989 (1989)
MediumBronze
Dimensions11 feet (3.4 m) tall & 16 feet (4.9 m) long[1][2]
Weight7,100 pounds (3,200 kg)
LocationNew York City, New York, U.S.
Coordinates40°42′20″N 74°00′48″W / 40.705576°N 74.013421°W / 40.705576; -74.013421Coordinates: 40°42′20″N 74°00′48″W / 40.705576°N 74.013421°W / 40.705576; -74.013421
WebsiteOfficial website

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.

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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 | change source]

  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.