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Steve Jobs Portrait Already in National Portrait Gallery

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The deification of recently deceased Steve Jobs continues apace. A 1982 portrait of the Apple chief by Diana Walker is now being displayed on the first floor of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. It’s a pretty amazing photo:

The photo was taken a few years before Jobs left Apple in 1985 (he returned in 1996).

The Smithsonian copy reads:

With spellbinding showmanship, Jobs set out to “make a dent in the universe,” and over the next several years introduced the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad–products that transformed the consumer electronics industry. His entrepreneurship stressed design, and Apple products are known for their functional elegance.

When can we expect the national monument?

[via ArtInfo]

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