<p>Arturo Di Modica (born January 26, 1941) is an Italian-American artist, born in Vittoria, Sicily, best known for his sculpture Charging Bull (also known as the Wall Street Bull), which he installed without permission in front of the New York Stock Exchange in December 1989. The work cost US$360,000 of the artist's own money. The piece is now on loan to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation who have placed it in nearby Bowling Green park. In 2004, Di Modica announced that the bull sculpture was for sale, on condition the buyer does not move it from its present location.
Di Modica installed a similar version of the Charging Bull in Shanghai in May 2010 which draws from Western and Chinese culture and looks younger and stronger.
Di Modica now lives in New York City.</p>