Hanoi exhibition to commemorate Steve Jobs's 1st death anniversary

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  Apple icon Steve Jobs (1955- Oct. 5, 2011)

A painting and sculpture exhibition will commemorate 1st death anniversary of Apple icon Steve Jobs at Hanoi's National Library.

Entitled "Think Different," the exhibition, sponsored by the US Embassy in Vietnam, includes 21 portraits of the Apple Inc co-founder as well as illustrations of his life and contributions to information technology.

The artistic project was initiated by Dr. Nguyen Duc Tien, an economist and Steve Jobs fan. Since Jobs' death October 5 last year, Tien has worked on the project with painter Bui Van Khoa.

A picture called "The Disciplines" portrays the special relationship between Apple's late chief executive officer and Microsoft's Bill Gates, two giants in the field whose paths both crossed and diverged.

The relationship between Jobs and his son is also portrayed in images at the exhibition, which will run until October 7 at 31 Trang Thi Street, Hoan Kiem District.

The exhibition also includes a 2-meter-tall bust of Jobs made of steel and composite by sculptor Le Dinh Quy.

Steven Paul Jobs (1955-2011) was a Syrian-American entrepreneur and widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential innovations in the computer and consumer electronics fields.

He was not only co-founder of Apple Inc (with Steve Wozniak in 1976), but also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; and became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar.

Jobs oversaw the development of the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, and iPad, and on the services side, the company's Apple Retail Stores, iTunes Store and the App Store. The success of these products and services provided several years of massive financial returns, and propelled Apple to become the world's most valuable publicly traded company in 2011.

The "design perfectionist" has received a number of honors and public recognitions for his influence in the technology and music industries.

He died of respiratory arrest related to metastatic tumor on October 5, 2011. He had been diagnosed with it in 2003.

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