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The statue is an iconic symbol of Wall Street.(AP: Mark Lennihan)
The artist who sculpted Charging Bull, the bronze statue in New York which became an iconic symbol of Wall Street, has died in his hometown in Italy at age 80 on Friday evening.
Di Modica had installed the bronze bull sculpture in New York's financial district without permission on the night of December 16, 1989. He left Sicily, at age 19 for Florence, where he studied at the Fine Arts Academy
At the time of his death, he was working on prototypes for a twin horse sculpture he planned to make for his home town
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Arturo Di Modica holding a small model of his Charging Bull sculpture.(AP: Craig Ruttle)
Beautiful! But you are right...the one for the grave is very sad. Lonely almostUp in New Hampshire is the home, studio and grounds of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). The SIL and I rode up there some years back and photographed some of his works, which are displayed on his grounds. One of the most memorable was the work he did for the Shaw Memorial, which was a celebration of the Massachusetts' 54th Regiment of African-American Volunteers and their white Colonel Robert Shaw in the Civil War.
Two were made - the one above for his garden and the one in Boston Common. Below is his studio.
More sad and moving was the sculpture he did for a Mr. Henry Adams for the grave of his wife, Marian. Adams stipulated that the figure not be that of his wife, whose depression led her to commit suicide. As he often did, Saint-Gaudens also made a copy for his garden (shown below)