Today I thought I'd show you a photo of the bull statue in the Wall Street area. The bull has long been a symbol of optimism in the stock market. Every time that I walk by this statue I notice that this seems to be a popular subject for photos and I thought I'd look up it's history. On Wikipedia I learned that the statue was made by Arturo DiModica. Here is part of what they said on Wikipedia:
Arturo Di Modica spent some $360,000 to create, cast, and install the sculpture following the 1987 stock market crash. The sculpture was the artist's idea, not the city's. In an act of "guerilla art", he trucked it to Lower Manhattan and on December 15, 1989, installed it in front of the New York Stock Exchange as a Christmas gift to the people of New York. The police seized the sculpture and placed it into an impound lot. The ensuing public outcry led the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to install it two blocks south of the Exchange in the plaza at Bowling Green.
In any case let's hope the bulls return to the market!