Saturday, 3 September 2016

Why Priyanka Karki Touch the Bronze Balls of Wall Street Charging Bull?

Posted by Anup Baral September 3rd, 2016 :

The Wall Street Bull also known as Charging Bull or the Bowling Green Bull that has come to symbolize New York’s financial industry and Wall Street. Who would know that it was originally a piece of illegal guerrilla art?

Artist Arturo Di Modica created the Wall Street Bull sculpture following the 1987 stock market crash as a symbol of the “strength and power of the American people.” On December 15, 1989, Di Modica secretly transported the bull to Lower Manhattan and installed it beneath a 60-foot Christmas tree in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Broad Street as a Christmas gift to the people of New York. People flocked to see the bull, but the police ended up seizing the sculpture and placed it into an impound lot. A public outcry and pressure from New Yorkers, led the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to officially install it two blocks south of the Exchange in the plaza at Bowling Green.
Standing 11 feet tall and 16 feet long, this 7100 pound bronze sculpture depicts a bull, the symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity, leaning back on its haunches and with its head lowered as if ready to charge. The sculpture has become a popular tourist destination which draws thousands of people a day. Apparently if you rub the nose you’ll be financially prosperous. But trying to fight your way through the tourists to get a picture is impossible. A much better picture opportunity is to head to the back of the bull, climb underneath, and grab that bull by the balls.

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