It’s going to take a lot of moolah to fix the gash in Wall St.’s iconic Charging Bull statue.
It will likely cost $15,000 to repair damage the bronze beast sustained at the hands of a raging Texan who bashed the sculpture with a metal banjo, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
The statue’s creator, Arturo Di Modica hired the Orange County foundry Polich Tallix — which makes the Oscars statuette — to fix the artwork. He will travel from Sicily at the end of the month to personally oversee the restoration.
Tevon Varlack, a 43-year-old from Houston, climbed the bull around 12:30 p.m. Saturday and began bashing the behemoth as he played gospel music from a speaker and ranted about President Trump, authorities said.
Varlack is charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, cops said.
The iconic bull, plopped in front of the New York Stock Exchange by the rogue artist in 1989, will likely stay put as repairs are completed over several days, according to Arthur Piccolo, head of the Bowling Green Association.
With News Wire Services