Updated 3:38 pm, Friday, May 19, 2017
The California Democratic Party is paying tribute to Wall Street’s Fearless Girl with their own commission of a similar statue, the group revealed Friday.
The 5-foot-8, 400-pound bronze figure, which is perched atop the recently reinforced roof of the Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento was created for the organization’s party convention this weekend. The statue’s $16,000 cost was covered by two anonymous donors.
The original Fearless Girl, created by artist Kristen Visbal after a commission by State Street Global Advisors, appeared on New York City’s Wall Street facing down the iconic Charging Bull statue in March of this year. The installation was meant to mark International Women’s Day.
CADEM’s statue, created by artist Julia Fernandez-Pol, is called “Persist,” after the theme of this year’s event.