Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita Statues Unveiled
“On Saturday, the Blackhawks will unveil statues of Hull and Mikita outside the United Center before a game against the Avalanche.
To Hawks fans of all ages, the two are already larger-than-life figures and that will become a reality as the 7-foot-tall statues sitting atop 5-foot granite pedestals will take their permanent spots in the northeast corner outside the arena near Madison Street.
Like the Michael Jordan shrine that has likely posed for more pictures than the man himself, the statues of Hull and Mikita are the work of husband-and-wife sculptors Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany. The artists, who ply their trade in a spacious studio in Highwood, have spent the last 10 months visualizing, creating, molding, welding and putting the finishing touches on the 1,500-pound works made of white bronze with zinc and nickel to give them a silvery appearance and also to feature colors on the players’ sweaters.”