New York’s “Fearless Girl” statue that has become a global symbol of female business prowess will be moved from her spot staring down Wall Street’s bronze “Charging Bull” to a new home facing the New York Stock Exchange. And the bull, a longtime fixture and tourist attraction at the foot of Broadway, may wind up following in her footsteps. Mayor Bi...

Staten Island: I am a collector of Arturo Di Modica’s beautiful work and a family friend of many years. The message he’s trying to convey is far more compelling than the media suggests, and I believe it needs to be articulated. Let’s be clear: In this day and age, we all believe in equality and women’s rights. We can all chastise not only Wall Stre...

I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it was dropped in Manhattan’s Financial District some five weeks ago. I have occasionally added a comment or two to some of the online discussions about the statue. Recently most of the Fearless Girl discussions have focused on the c...

The sculptor of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue is accusing New York City of violating his legal rights by allowing the “Fearless Girl” statue to be installed facing the bronze beast, without his permission. Attorney Norman Siegel told The Associated Press that Arturo Di Modica will explain at a news conference Wednesday exactly how he’s chall...

The artist behind the famous bronze statue of a charging bull near Wall Street seen as symbolising an aggressive financial optimism has settled a tax evasion claim against him in Italy.   Italian-American sculptor Arturo Di Modica will have to pay 900,000 euros ($1.2 million) to the tax agency, which accused him of failing to declare five mi...

Non contano tanto i nomi dei premiati, e nemmeno chi dà i premi. Quello che conta è che, tra gli italiani che hanno a che fare con gli Stati Uniti, o perché ci vivono o perché vedono gli Usa per quello che sono, cioè una nazione indispensabile, è tutto un fiorire di cerimonie, manifestazioni, iniziative, che hanno al loro centro la celebrazione del...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Since beginning this exercise in ethnic self-awareness I've intermittently written about New York City's public monuments by Sicilian Americans, specifically the works of Anthony de Francisci and Pietro Montana.   However, no discussion of Sicilian-American sculptors would be complete without mentioning Arturo...

by Joseph V. Scelsa   Dear Friends, I hope you will join me and the Italian American Museum at the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street, Wednesday evening December 3, 2014, 5:30PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Italian sculptor Arturo DiModica's world famous "Italian Bull", formerly known as "Charging Bull", which has stood at Bo...

While enjoying a night on the town with some friends, we stumbled upon famed Sicilian American artist Arturo Di Modica's Cavallo.   Best known for his sculpture Charging Bull (in Bowling Green), the towering stainless steel bronco stands outside Cipriani's Restaurant on 376 W Broadway (between Broome and Spring Streets) in Lower Manhattan....

On the evening of December 3, the Museum hosted the first showing of a new documentary film, "Lucky Balls," commemorating the 25th year that the "Charging Bull" sculpture by Arturo Di Modica has been at Bowling Green Park in New York City.   Over the years, the sculpture has become one of the most popular attractions in Lower Manhattan and o...