Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

Should 'Brave Girl' be removed?

Permalink Terrorist Watch 
April 16th, 2017 8:17am
I think both statues should be removed.

I hate just about all public art in Manhattan. Uniformly awful.
Permalink Shylock 
April 16th, 2017 8:39am
It seems to be a fake controversy.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
April 16th, 2017 10:19am
I think both are nice statues.

The fact that they cause some discussion is a plus.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 16th, 2017 10:22am
After reading the article I strongly agree that the "Fearless Girl" statue should be removed:

Charging Bull:
"The thing weighs more than 7000 pounds, and cost Di Modica some US$350,000 of his own money. He said he wanted the bull to represent “the strength and power of the American people”. He had it trucked into the Financial District and set it up, completely without permission. It’s maybe the only significant work of guerrilla capitalist art in existence."

Fearless Girl:
"Unlike Di Modica’s work, Fearless Girl was commissioned. Commissioned not by an individual, but by an investment fund called State Street Global Advisors, which has assets in excess of US$2.4 trillion.
It’s not a work of guerrilla art; it’s an extremely clever advertising scheme. This is what makes it clever: Fearless Girl derives its power almost entirely from Di Modica’s statue."
Permalink FreeAgent v2.0 
April 16th, 2017 10:48am
Leave it in place but rotate it 180 degrees about its vertical axis.
Permalink laptop trollop 
April 16th, 2017 11:45am
The key detail on the advertising was it has a marker that refers to "SHE", all capitals, which is the ticker sign of the company that commissioned it. In addition to the entire thing being a marketing scheme designed by their ad company with the SJW crowd as their target audience.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
April 16th, 2017 12:49pm
Maybe they should remove both!
Permalink Terrorist Watch 
April 16th, 2017 1:05pm
They say this dude was a poor immigrant and artist. Where did he get $350,000 to make a statue? How did he install it in that location without the police noticing?

I'm skeptical of the whole origin story.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
April 16th, 2017 1:11pm

"In the early morning hours of Friday, December 15, 1989, Arturo with a few friends dropped the Charging Bull on Broad Street right in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The previous night he’d gone to the location with a chronometer to check – noting that every 5 – 6 minutes the police patrol would come by, so he saw he’d have to drop the bull and get away within 4 ½ minutes."
Permalink FreeAgent v2.0 
April 16th, 2017 1:35pm
Stupid and Fearless Girl.

It isn't really a compliment.
Permalink Armchair freud 
April 16th, 2017 2:37pm
I say put the girl and bull together, so the girl is petting the bull. Meaning they are friends!
Permalink Friends!How many of us have them 
April 16th, 2017 6:37pm
Can't she be shown giving the bull a tug?
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
April 16th, 2017 6:51pm
That's what we need -- a leash!
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 16th, 2017 6:52pm
Put the girl on the bull and call hear Europa.
Permalink Yoda 
April 17th, 2017 8:32am
Here, the minotaur lunges towards a young girl who holds flowers in one hand and a candle in the other. Upright and unafraid to look—the only figure in the print whose legs have one firm direction—she has the power to meet the minotaur because she has good will. She wants to see him, wants him to find his way into the light.

Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 17th, 2017 9:12am
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April 22nd, 2017 9:15pm

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