Steve Jobs featured in the National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is running an American Cool exhibit. I will definitely go see this.

The portrait depicts a bearded Jobs from 1981, riding a motorbike between meetings at Apple. Portraits and subjects were selected according to four criteria — that the focus must have made an original artistic contribution, with a signature style; that they must have in some way been rebellious or transgressive; that they must have iconic status; and that they must have left a significant cultural legacy.

Certainly that couldn’t be more true for Jobs. Rebellious, iconic, and leaving a significant cultural legacy.

  • Fantastic photo. I love seeing this side of Steve.

  • CJ

    I feel dirty going to the “Cult of Mac” website, but the Smithsonian site doesn’t include the Jobs photo and I really wanted to see it. Need to go take a shower now.