>> The sculptor behind Wall Street's iconic Charging Bull statue indignant at New York City over the newly arrived Fearless Girl positioned a few feet away. Arturo Di Modica held a press conference with his lawyers, Wednesday, who say the new statue alters the meaning of the Charging Bull. Di Modica's charging bull has been in place in New York's financial district for decades.
He was emotional as he described the sacrifices he made to create his bull.>> I spent $350,000 of my money and two years of work and sold everything I have in Sicily to finish the bull. What they did, it's a negative. The girl is right in front of this way, like doing this.
Now I'm here. What are you going to do?>> The bronze statue of a defiant girl already captivating tourists and social media users alike as a symbol of girl power.>> Created by artist Kristen Visbal, the four foot statue was installed last month on behalf of State Street Global Advisors to mark International Women's Day.
And is meant to shed light on the lack of gender diversity on Wall Street.>> New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio, who gave the statue his blessing to stand her ground alongside the charging bull until next February. On Wednesday Tweeting, men who don't like women taking up space are exactly why we need the fearless girl.
But Di Modica's lawyers say they were never consulted and have dismissed this statue as an advertising gimmick. Lawyers for Di Modica say they hope to resolve the matter with New York City amicably. But they say they're drawing up legal paper work in case negotiations hit a snag.