This morning.From today's LA Times (AP):
Many types of bird frequent my area but roadrunners are the only ones I've seen respond to their reflection in glass doors.
The sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" statue is accusing New York City of violating his legal rights by allowing the "Fearless Girl" statue to be installed facing the bronze beast, without his permission.Charging Bull was guerilla art, a 3½‑ton bronze placed in front of the New York Stock Exchange at night without permission back in 1989. The NYSE had it carted away but the public liked it enough that a suitable spot in lower Manhattan was found for it, where it stands to this day. At the time, artists who had tried to go through channels and couldn't get public space for their art were annoyed that breaking the rules worked for someone else. Life is unfair.
Arturo Di Modica, the sculptor of Charging Bull, now charges that Fearless Girl's presence has stolen his work's spotlight and corrupted its artistic integrity. WaPo (emphasis mine):
As "Fearless Girl" was heralded by many as a symbol for female empowerment, Di Modica doled out sharp criticism, casting the statue as not art, but a publicity stunt by the gender-oriented company that commissioned it.Which reminds me of a conversation in a museum, posted in 2006 at Overheard in New York:
When things become peculiar, frustrating and strange, I think it's a good time to start painting.