Artist Who Put Peeing Dog Next to Fearless Girl Tells Us Why He Loathes the Famous Statue

'It might as well be McDonald's,' Alex Gardega says

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“I was just bored on a Sunday making papier-mâché.”

The Memorial Day weekend proved more consequential than expected for New York City artist Alex Gardega, who has received a rush of media attention for responding to McCann’s famous “Fearless Girl” statue by briefly placing a sculpture of his own next to it: “Sketchy Dog,” a small canine who appeared to be urinating on the ground beside the bronze girl as she stares down her adversary, Arturo Di Modica’s “Charging Bull.”

“In my view, that bull is a kind of New York City icon—a real piece of art that [Di Modica] put his own money and sweat and blood into,” Gardega told AdFreak while fielding calls from reporters around the world.



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