When NYC’s “Fearless Girl” statue popped up, facing down Wall Street’s bull with a determined simplicity, we fell in love with the bold (and totally timely) art. Now, it’s been announced that the “Fearless Girl” will be standing her ground for another year.
Originally only scheduled to stay in her spot on the Department of Transportation’s property until April 2, The Daily News is now reporting that Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided that the installation created by artist Kristen Visbal be given a long-term permit, allowing it to remain unmoved until February 2018.
“In her short time here, the ‘Fearless Girl’ has fueled powerful conversations about women in leadership and inspired so many,” the Mayor said in a statement. “Now, she’ll be asserting herself and affirming her strength even after her temporary permit expires — a fitting path for a girl who refuses to quit.”
By the looks of it, fans of the piece will be more than a little pleased by this news…
Perhaps this fearless girl will become a permanent fixture, or even tour the country taking on other iconic spots with her bronzed bravery.
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(h/t AP; photos via Drew Angerer/Getty)