New Yorkers love to make a statement. Following the 1987 stock market crash, Italian artist Arturo Di Modica installed a bronze sculpture outside the New York Stock Exchange. The Charging Bull, intended by the artist to be a symbol of the “strength and power of the American people,” is now one of New York’s most well-known landmarks.
Charging Bull draws thousands of visitors who wait daily for their turn to take a photo with the famous sculpture.
After you snap a photo, head off the beaten path for a modern art walk through the area. Several mid-to late-century works of art are located nearby. See Jean Dubuffet’s whimsical Group of Four Trees (1 Chase Manhattan Plaza). Isamu Noguchi’s Red Cube (140 Broadway) pops against the black skyscrapers that surround. Finally, Keith Haring’s Untitled (17 State Street) perfectly embodies the spirit of the late artist, known for his iconic imagery such as radiant babies and barking dogs.