Ann Hirsch's Bill Russell Legacy Project artwork for City Hall Plaza Boston, developed in conjunction with Pressley Associates, was unveiled at Boston City Hall on November 1, 2013. The artwork includes Bill Russell's words engraved in granite as well as a bronze sculpture of Bill Russell and celebrates the legacy of a man who is a human rights activist, national mentorship leader and eleven time champion basketball player and coach.
(Photo by Brian Babineau, from left to right: Baxter Holmes, Bobby Sager, Tommy Heinsohn, Charlie Titus, Mayor Thomas Menino, Bill Russell, Ann Hirsch, Steve Pagliuca, Wyc Grousbeck, and behind the sculpture in red, Karen Russell.)"Russell in Bronze"
, a documentary chronicling the behind-the-scenes construction of the Bill Russell statue with interviews with Bill Russell, Red Auerbach, David Stern, Steve Pagliuca, Mayor Menino, and Ann Hirsch, airs on CSN
: November 16 - 3:00pm, November 19 - 7:00pm, November 21 - 9:30pm, November 24 - 10 & 11pm AND November 28 - 11:30am & 8:30pm. Show segments can be seen hereThe Boston Globe's feature on the Bill Russell artwork and Ann Hirsch BY BAXTER HOLMES!: "Sculpting Bill Russell"Celtics news 2013, "President Barack Obama gets sneak peek of Bill Russell's statue while in Boston"President Obama's sneak peek
* WBUR *"Bill Russell Statue Unveiled At Boston City Hall" By Bruce Gellerman
* The Boston Globe*City Hall Plaza statue honors Celtics Bill Russell: Legendary star is immortalized at last in bronze" By Brian MacQuarrie
* NBA.com *"City of Boston celebrates Bill Russell: Player, activist, mentor" By John Hareas
* Sports Illustrated: *"Bill Russell honored with statue in Boston" by Ian Thomsen
* ESPN *"Bill Russell's statue unveiled" Chris Forsberg
* November 1st, 2 - 4PM > The Bill Russell Legacy Project Unveiling at City Hall Plaza Boston!!*The Bill Russell Legacy Project UnveilingBoston Art Commission Interview:Interview with Sculptor Ann Hirsch on The Bill Russell Legacy ProjectRecent News:September 2013 > St. Sebastian is unveiled in Needham at St. Sebastian's School: The St. Sebastian Dedication CeremonyApril 2013
> Ann named Visual Arts Fellow at the St. Botolph Club, Boston