Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Peep for Wed. 190130

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Peep for Wed. 190130

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Group sues 'Fearless Girl' sculptor over 'Hamilton'

The Delaware artist who created the "Fearless Girl" statue is being sued by a group that says she failed to make a 9-foot bronze replica of Alexander Hamilton.

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association's lawsuit says Kristen Visbal breached a $28,000 contract to create the statue. The lawsuit says Visbal agreed in February 2017 to create a preliminary model of the Hamilton statue. That was about a month before "Fearless Girl" appeared a few blocks from the New York Stock Exchange, commissioned by an asset management firm to support greater female representation on corporate boards.

The lawsuit says Visbal never delivered. The association terminated its agreement in June, demanding a refund. …

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