A Hungarian IT company inaugurated the first sculpture of Apple founder Steve Jobs on Thursday, who was dubbed as one of the greatest people of the modern age.
The life-size bronze work of sculptor Erno Toth stands in the technology park of the architecture software maker Graphisoft in Budapest.
“We don’t know yet what new civilizations will rise from the information revolution but our mission and tribute to the memory of Steve Jobs are to carry on his spirit in our company,” Graphisoft Chairman Gabor Bojar said at the unveiling.
Bojar said Jobs helped Graphisoft with cash and computers to allow it become global leader in architecture software-making, from a tiny firm in the 1980s in then-communist Hungary.
Bojar described Apple as a religion with Steve Jobs representing a technological revolution, which can be compared only to the discovery of writing.
The statue, crafted by Hungarian sculptor Erno Toth, shows Jobs in a familiar pose – gesturing as if addressing the world about Apple’s latest gadget.
Deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in Hungary, Timothy A. Betts, stressed Jobs’ unique character and role at the unveiling ceremony.
“There are really very few people who have had such a profound and positive impact on the world such as Steve Jobs. “He was our generation’s Thomas Edison, Henry Ford all wrapped up into one enigmatic and pioneering innovator.”
The bronze statue is 220 cm tall and weighs 180 kilos.
Jobs died October 5 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.
This is no bronze statue, but this video of a Lego sculpture of the Apple king is pretty darn cool too. Check it out.