Fearless Girl can stare down Charging Bull till 2018

NEW YORK • Fearless Girl, the wildly popular statue that has spent the last few weeks staring down the financial district's well-known Charging Bull, has received a new lease on life.

Originally scheduled to be removed next week, it will now remain in place until early next year, officials have said.

Fearless Girl was created by sculptor Kristen Visbal and erected at Bowling Green, a small park, by financial firm State Street Global Advisors in honour of International Women's Day this month.

The statue was an immediate hit, drawing crowds who snapped selfies with it, or stood next to it and mimicked the girl's pose.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio stood beside the statue during a news conference on Monday as he announced the decision to extend its stay until the next International Women's Day, on March 8 next year.

NYTIMES

Fearless Girl, created by sculptor Kirsten Visbal, was placed at Bowling Green in honour of International Women's Day this month. She has spent the last few weeks in a face-off with Wall Street's well-known Charging Bull, and will do so until March 8
Fearless Girl, created by sculptor Kirsten Visbal, was placed at Bowling Green in honour of International Women's Day this month. She has spent the last few weeks in a face-off with Wall Street's well-known Charging Bull, and will do so until March 8 next year. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2017, with the headline 'Fearless Girl can stare down Charging Bull till 2018'. Print Edition | Subscribe