The Fearless Girl sculpture which caused an uproar when it appeared on Wall Street last year is being moved.
Originally placed opposite the famous bull sculpture outside the New York Stock Exchange, the statue of a girl with her hands on her hips will be shifted to another spot close by.
Crafted by Kristen Visbal, the girl is meant to provoke debate about the male-dominated culture of finance.
Defiant: The fearless girl is meant to provoke debate about the male-dominated culture of finance
But although a hit with tourists, its location infuriated the bull’s sculptor Arturo Di Modica who said it detracted from his work.
Modica has accused the girl of ‘attacking the bull’ and turning his creation into a symbol of male oppression.
Some critics also claimed the girl was fake corporate feminism, worries made worse because the work’s commissioner, State Street Global Advisors, was fined £3.6million in October over claims it underpaid black and female executives.
She is being moved to the corner of Wall Street and Broad Street, the site of George Washington’s inauguration as the first US president – and will face the stock exchange to remind bankers that she is watching their every move.