While memorials of all kinds and sizes have been presented since his death, the world’s first statue of the late Steve Jobs has today been unveiled in Budapest, Hungary. It’s made completely of bronze and stands nearby the entrance of architectural software maker Graphisoft’s headquarters.
Jobs seems to be presenting a new product on stage, or possibly waving as he was known to do upon exiting the stage.
The statue was commissioned by Graphisoft founder and chairman Gabor Bojar and sculpted by Hungarian sculptor Erno Toth. Graphisoft and Apple go way back, when Jobs first took a liking to Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD software in 1984 and threw Apple’s support behind it. “Apple’s support included cash and computers at a time when GRAPHISOFT was a small company with limited resources, working within the economic and political confines of what was, at the time, communist Hungary,” Gabor Bojar said.
This is only the first in what should be many Steve Jobs tribute statues, and hopefully we’ll get one stateside pretty soon.