Sculptor adds his two cents to Wall St. art fight with statue of urinating dog at feet of ‘Fearless Girl’

Sculptor adds his two cents to Wall St. art fight with statue of urinating dog at feet of ‘Fearless Girl’

First there was the bull of Wall Street, a bronze sculpture of a charging bull commissioned in 1989 by a Boston-based financial firm. For years, the creature glowered at tourists and locals alike in all its capitalist symbolic glory.

Then along came “Fearless Girl,” a young child who stands with legs defiantly spread, fists balled at her waist, skirt ruffled by the wind, a look of determination on her tiny face. It is as if to say, “I am pipsqueak: Hear me roar.”

So inspiring was “Fearless Girl” to the Left that no less a social justice warrior than Elizabeth Warren saw fit to pose for photos of herself alongside the statue.

The question that looms today is whether Warren will return for a second round of snapshots now that a new statue has entered the picture. This one is of a small dog at the feet of “Fearless Girl,” its hind leg raised in a wet salute. Its title is “Pissing Pug,” and the artist, Alex Gardega, told the New York Post:

I decided to build this dog and make it crappy to downgrade the statue [of “Fearless Girl”], exactly how the girl is a downgrade on the bull.

And how are liberals handling the presence of a third artwork? Exactly how you’d expect.

[M]any female passers-by Monday said “Fearless Girl” has come to represent women taking on Wall Street — and just about anybody else standing up to financial firms — and that Gardega’s peeing dog is misogynistic.

“That’s an a–hole move. You call this art?” said one woman, who kicked the dog statue as she walked by.

Some commenters took to Twitter to share their indignation:

No word on whether the woman who kicked the dog sculpture broke her foot.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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