The Sicilian sculptor is best known for his imposing 3.2-ton (4.9 meters long and 3 meters high) bronze bull sculpture, installed near the New York Stock Exchange.
The sculpture, called Charging Bull in English, it had been sculpted by the artist and financed out of his own pocket, more than $ 350,000 at the time.
The bull had been illegally installed in front of the New York Stock Exchange, after the 1987 stock market crash, as a symbol of “the strength and power of the people.”
Di Modica had transported his sculpture by truck in December 1989 to Lower Manhattan and left it under a Christmas tree in front of the New York Stock Exchange, as a Christmas present for New Yorkers.
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