Pop­u­lar sculp­ture to re­main in Wall Street un­til March next year

New Straits Times - - World -


THE pop­u­lar bronze statue of a young girl star­ing down a bull on Wall Street will stay in place un­til March next year, Mayor Bill de Bla­sio said on Mon­day.

Ini­tially in­stalled on March 7 for one week, the “Fearless Girl” sculp­ture ap­peared in me­dia around the world, seen by many as a de­fi­ant sym­bol of women’s rights un­der the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, who bragged about sex­u­ally as­sault­ing women.

The ex­hibit of artist Kristen Vis­bal’s work was first ex­tended un­til April 2 and is now set to run un­til next year’s In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day on March 8.

De Bla­sio, an out­spo­ken Trump critic, said the statue “means so much to the peo­ple of New York”,

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