Artist creates Steve Jobs statue with Jobs’ own rubbish

Macworld Australia Staff
1 October, 2012
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As the one-year anniversary of  Steve Jobs death approaches, a sculpture of the late Apple CEO has been carved out of his own personal rubbish, collected in the months leading up to his death in October last year.

According to a press statement, “coated in an ‘Apple White finish,’ the sculpture is cast in the artist’s patented plastic porcelain, mixed with a recycled resin made up of Steve Job’s residential trash which the artist collected from the tech icon’s home several months before his death.”

In a jab at Apple manufacture Foxconn’s labour concerns, the artist will release a small number of black sculptures to “serve as a motif for the past suicides at the Foxconn factories”.

Announcing the sculpture’s gallery arrival, Cory Allen from Cory Allen Contemporary Art said ”the ‘Jobs’ sculpture represents the pros and cons in pursing the quality of life… Unfortunately, there are adverse effects bestowed on a global population when supporting a vision.”

Made by ‘post-PC’ artist XVALA, the sculpture will be on display at a Los Angeles gallery from October 13 and features Jobs in his iconic turtleneck and Levi jeans,holding an iPhone 5.

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