Arturo Di Modica, l’artista originario di Vittoria poi emigrato negli Stati Uniti d’America, famoso nel modo per essere l’autore del “Toro di Wall Street”,è stato, questa mattina, a Noto, accolto dal sindaco Bonfanti e dall’assessore al Turismo, Solerte. L’artista ha visitato la mostra “Novecento – Artisti di Sicilia”, che ospita la sua opera “Gymn...

E’ sopravvissuto all’attentato dell’11 settembre, ai colpi di un banjo di metallo dello scorso autunno, al recente piano del sindaco De Blasio di spostarne la collocazione, alle violazioni di copyright, alle femministe americane con l’intrusione della  vicina statua della  “ragazza senza paura”. Parliamo del toro più famoso al mondo, quello di Wall...

What a load of bull. Mayor de Blasio is continuing his effort to wrangle the iconic Charging Bull statue from it’s 30-year place of honor on Broadway to a spot near the stock exchange — and is now using safety concerns as an excuse. A rep for the city recently told the sculpture’s creator, Arturo DiModica, that they want the bronze bovine moved for...

An iconic New York City sculpture near Wall Street is getting much needed repairs. The Charging Bull was damaged last month when a tourist from Texas smashed a metal banjo over its head. The repair work is being supervised by the artist who created it. The bad news is the area around the bull is closed, so no selfies with the symbol. The good news...

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...