Why Fearless Girl Is at the Center of a Custody Battle Between Sculptor and Client

Ownership of the famous statue is in dispute

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The sculpture originally stood facing the Charging Bull at Bowling Green Park, but now stands defiant in front of the New York Stock Exchange. Getty Images

Fearless Girl’s reign as one of the 21st century’s top cultural icons seems all but assured, but the legal dispute between the sculptor who designed the statue and the investment firm that sponsored it shows no sign of stopping.

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