Mark Miller Gallery Wants You to Think Apples

Posted on: May 27th, 2010 at 6:34 am by

The sidewalk shed outside Mark Miller’s recently-gutted gallery at 92 Orchard Street is now a bit prettier.  Yesterday afternoon, Miller invited street artist Rico to put his brush to the canvas, so to speak (Rico is reportedly associated with graffiti supply shop 100b on Forsyth Street). Now, instead of peeling bills and rotting plywood, there is an apple-themed mural.

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We had a chance to speak with Miller last night about the intentions behind the “Think Apples” artwork.  Since renovations of the gallery are basically at a standstill, he decided to use the shed as a large advertisement for this year’s annual Apples on Orchard festival, which falls on September 26.  Chances are fairly high that the mural won’t make it through the week unscathed.

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This latest sanctioned mural further blurs the line between art and advertising.

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