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The creator of the famous Wall Street bull in New York, Arturo Di Modica, is dead. According to the news agencies Ansa and Adnkronos, he died on Friday evening at the age of 80 in the Italian province of Ragusa in Sicily.
The Republic According to the artist, he has been fighting cancer for many years. On Monday he is to be buried in the city of Vittoria, as Ansa wrote.
Sicily regional president Nello Musumeci wrote on Facebook that he was moved when he learned of Di Modica’s death. Even though he lived in the USA for a long time, Di Modica was always inextricably linked with Sicily, it said. Di Modica had lived in the United States for more than 40 years.
“Charging Bull” in Manhatten
The bronze sculpture shows a grim bull and is popular with many tourists. Di Modica wanted to symbolize the image of the growing stock market, he told “La Repubblica” in a recent interview.
The stock exchange bosses didn’t like that and they had them removed. In the end she ended up at Park Bowling Green, where she still stands today. (WHAT / dpa)