This Hideous Statue Of Steve Jobs Could End Up In Apple HQ

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Like some totem out of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser series, a bizarre and grotesque statuary tribute to the late Steve Jobs was unveiled in Belgrade, Serbia today. Even more bizarrely, Apple may have liked it enough to put it on display in one of its Cupertino offices.

The statue was created by sculptor Dragan Radenović and features Steve Jobs’ decapitated head impaled upon the top of a metal column. Two binary numbers, 0 and 1, and Cyrillic letters, possibly indicating the true name of Shubniggurath, adorn the column.

Obviously, it’s pretty hideous, and doubtlessly not the kind of thing Steve Jobs himself would like, but supposedly Apple’s senior management themselves “liked the imperfections of the piece” and chose it of 10,200 entries to display in Cupertino.

An Apple senior management official liking the imperfections in a statue of Steve Jobs. Anyone else think the idea that this thing will be flown to Infinite Loop headquarters is a bit hard to swallow?

  • Jessica Sherman

    Actually, it’s rather good. Perhaps John you should try something sometime that isn’t painting by numbers.

  • http://fras.in/g+ Fraser Smith

    I like it. Oh, and by the way. The numbers 0 and 1 are in every number base system from base two upwards. What makes you think that they are two binary numbers? Maybe they’re two hex numbers but there wasn’t room for the rest.

    I like the ‘Love’ reference too, that you obviously missed. If I have any complaint, it’s that the typography is a bit messy. Steve might not have approved.

    And finally, I don’t really think that is Jobs’ decapitated head. I’m sure there would have been a bit of an outcry about that.

  • Rick Santana

    At first sight the sculpture is bit bizarre but yet it is poignant, so yes I give it a thumbs up however I agree with Fraser Smith, Steve might not have approved this particular sculpture in it’s entirety…

  • Tommy Likey

    A little ridiculous to describe it as Steve Jobs’ head impaled on a spike. Wtf are you talking about? It’s clearly a bust.

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