A new Steve Jobs memorial statue by Serbian sculptor Dragan Radenovic was unveiled in Belgrade this week on what would have been the Apple innovator’s 59th birthday. The reaction to the piece of art is not what you would call positive.
A scale model of the work features a metal representation of Jobs’ head perched on the top of an obelisk. Cyrillic letters sprout from the side of the pillar, while the numbers 1 and 0 make reference to the binary system.
The whole thing is slightly weird. [Business Insider]
Calling it “weird” is one of the nicest things people are saying about it.
Apple’s Steve Jobs memorial statue design is the stuff nightmares are made of. Creepy. pic.twitter.com/aGWDY3vpMm
— Terence Coughlin (@TCoughlin) February 25, 2014
@tcoughlin For someone who had a great eye for excellent, pleasing design… this… is… this… uh. hmm. No.
— Brian W. Bushner (@AlbBizBrian) February 25, 2014
This statue, of Steve Jobs, will be installed on Apple’s campus. Please excuse me while I vomit. pic.twitter.com/HB5Flv8uzk
— Stefan Constantine (@WhatTheBit) February 25, 2014
The piece was chosen from more than 10,000 other entries. Seeing what was chosen, I’m curious to see what the other entries were.
And this isn’t the final piece.
The model will be transported to Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif, and if approved, Radenovic will construct the full-size statue on the company’s campus. When completed, the statue will stand between 10 and 16 feet tall.
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