Arturo Di Modica, sculptor of the Wall Street Charging Bull, dies

Rome (AFP) – Italian sculptor Arturo Di Modica, who created the famous “Charging Bull” statue which has become a symbol of New York’s Wall Street, died overnight at the age of 80, Italian media reported Saturday. The artist, who died at his home in Vittoria in the south of the island of Sicily, “had been battling cancer for years and his condition had worsened in recent weeks,” La Repubblica daily said on its website. Di Modica, who was born in Vittoria, shot to fame after illegally leaving his bronze 4.9 metre-long (16 feet), 3.2 tonne Charging Bull outside the New York Stock Exchange buildin…

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