On this week’s art crime blotter: teens take (and immediately return) a Mr. Brainwash sculpture, Kimye’s pastor appropriates Wynwood street art murals, and a shark photographer goes after the new Steve Jobs biopic.
A public statue of an Apple iPhone installed in St. Petersburg, Russia as a memorial to Steve Jobs was removed on Friday, allegedly in response to the tech company’s new chief executive, Tim Cook, coming out as gay.
A multidisciplinary group at Carnegie Mellon University has recovered three new digital images produced by Andy Warhol in 1985. The files were found on “Amiga floppy disks stored in the archives collection of The Andy Warhol Museum,” according to a news release.
Months before his death in 2011, Steve Jobs told a crowd gathered for the unveiling of the iPad 2: “It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.”
This week, street art blows in North Africa, discussing the Eames design legacy, the future of the books, Chomsky on #OccupyWallStreet, Ed Winkleman on cartels, de Kooning’s studio in 1982 and Steve Jobs.
Some days Jason Kottke effortlessly proves why he is the elder statesman of the link blog, and today is one of those days. He points to a post by architect-turned-techie David Galbraith that compares Steve Jobs and Norman Foster, who is designing the new Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. It’s worth noting that Galbraith once worked for Foster.
This week, Steve Jobs presented Apple’s plans to create a four-story glass donut-shaped building on a 148-acre site to the Cupertino City Council. Jobs says that Apple plans to build an office building that will house up to 13,000 employees and something that “architecture students will come here to see.”
The great dynastic rulers of history have always called upon the best architects of their time to design their monuments and capital cities. iMagnate Steve Jobs is no different: Apple will work with British starchitect Norman Foster to design the company’s new campus in Cupertino, California, rumored to be named “Apple City.”