Fearless Girl—the controversial statue that has been facing down New York’s famed Wall Street Bull since 2017—is traveling to Ireland next month in time for the country’s first Climate Week. The sculpture will be on view November 6–8 at Dublin Castle before moving to the New York Stock Exchange.
What was originally hailed as a feminist symbol soured for many when it was revealed that the statue, created by artist Kristen Visbal, was actually commissioned for an ad campaign. The financial firm State Street Global Advisors worked with advertising company McCann New York to create the work to promote its Gender Diversity Index SHE, an exchange-traded fund for women-led companies. Read more