Madame Tussauds Shanghai to Commemorate Steve Jobs with New Wax Figure
Technology pioneer, Steve Jobs, is to be remembered at Madame Tussauds Shanghai as the attraction announces a new figure of the legendary business man and inventor will be revealed in April.
The co-founder of Apple Inc and brain behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad will be portrayed in his trademark relaxed style, wearing a black cotton turtle neck, Levi 501 jeans and New Balance trainers. He will also be wearing replicas of his custom made Lunor spectacles.
Ironically, the techniques used to create the figure are extremely technology free, using the same tools and methods first employed by Madame Tussaud herself over two hundred years ago. The first step is to create a perfect clay sculpture from which moulds are then made for the wax to be poured. The wax is then slowly and painstakingly coloured using layers of oil paint and hairs are individually inserted strand by strand. All the work is done by hand.
The figure will cost RMB2500000 to create and a dedicated team of sculptors and hair and colour artists will work for three months to achieve an amazingly accurate likeness. The figure has been on a tour of Madame Tussauds attractions around the world and will remain at the attraction for three months.