(UPI) — Another sculpture showed up on Wall Street Tuesday — a small dog lifting its hind leg for a call of nature on the statue of the “Fearless Girl.”
The small gold sculpture called “Sketchy Dog” appeared for just a short time early Tuesday next to the “Fearless Girl” in Manhattan’s Financial District. The girl was placed there in early March as a show of support for women on Wall Street.
Artist Alex Gardega said he created and positioned the paper mache sculpture — a pug urinating on or near the girl — out of support for fellow sculptor Arturo Di Modica, whose “Charging Bull” has been in its position on Wall Street for 30 years.
The now-iconic bull sculpture effectively became a part of the “Fearless Girl,” because she appears to stand in the way of the charging animal. She was commissioned by State Street Global Advisors to draw awareness to the gender pay gap, and the small number of women in Wall Street executive roles. It was created by artist Kristen Visbal.
Gardega also said the dog was motivated to draw public awareness that the fact that “Fearless Girl” was ordered by a banking institution.
“I don’t like when things of have a false front,” he said.
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