After ‘Charging Bull,’ ‘Fearless Girl’ & ‘Pissing Pug,’ imagine

It’s a case of “The Sculpture Strikes Back” as artist Alex Gardega has plopped a misogynistic statue of a dog taking a leak next to “Fearless Girl,” an attempt to protest her supposed encroachment on — and distortion of the meaning of — “Charging Bull.”

Which means it’s open season for confrontational art citywide and only a matter of time before we see the following monoliths installed at the following locations.

Uptown: Next to the glass cube Apple store on Fifth Ave., expect to see an arresting piece inspired by the pop art of the great Claes Oldenburg, “Hammer Time.”

Queens: “Dedicated to man’s aspirations toward peace through mutual understanding and symbolizing his achievements in an expanding universe.” That’s the slogan for the old 1964 World’s Fair Unisphere. It may have met its match with an addition of Trump’s “Trojan Twitter” bird.

Keep girl and beast together, elsewhere

Columbus Circle: Passersby who plan to rub the organ on Fernando Botero’s “Adam and Eve” for good luck may think twice now once “Appalled Schoolmarm” is installed.

Central Park: Remember the enormously popular “Gates,” the installation by Christo? This time, look for a mouse-in-a-maze motif around one of our city’s most recognizable icons, the Union Rat, in a piece called “Rat Race.”

Port Authority: Watch for the not-so-svelte statue of Ralph Kramden in front of the city’s bus depot to be sandwiched between a colossal sculpture depicting kale, and on the other side of the Great One, the famous sculpture of Jack LaLanne from Morro Bay, Ca.

Liberty Island: At the base of the giant green statue we all know and love, look for a sculpture of Charlton Heston and some woman on horseback, called “It’s Gonna Happen,” an homage to the ending of “The Planet of the Apes.”

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