Apple Partners With Artist 'HENSE' to Commemorate New Lincoln Road Store Opening

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Apple announced today that it is collaborating with internationally acclaimed artist HENSE to commemorate the upcoming opening of its all-new Apple Store at 1021 Lincoln Road in Miami, Florida. The relocated store is set to open April 24, the same day that the Apple Watch goes on sale in the United States, and HENSE will be painting a one-of-a-kind mural live from April 8 to April 12 to celebrate the opening.

"Miami is one of the most creative places on Earth. A big part of that creativity is expressed through its incredible street art scene. So to announce the upcoming opening of the all-new Apple Store at 1021 Lincoln Road, we're collaborating with internationally acclaimed artist HENSE. The mural he's painting, like the store itself, will not only be inspired by the energy of Miami, it will also be a fresh source of inspiration for the city."
Apple currently has a nearby retail store at 738 Lincoln Road that will close as the new, larger location opens down the street later this month. Apple also recently commemorated the opening of its West Lake store in Hangzhou, China with a calligraphy video, and we reported last night that the company will open a second retail store in Hangzhou on Apple Watch launch day.

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dilbert99

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Did someone let their kid loose with paint on that picture and forget to check before uploading it?
 

Piggie

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Useless things sold at a high price simply due to fashion.

hmmmmmmm :D
 

friedmud

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Hah!

Ripped straight out of Silicon Valley! Hope they don't get a mural of Tim Cook porking the Statue of Liberty! :)

In all seriousness... this sounds cool and I'm interested to see the final result...
 

freediverx

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Did someone let their kid loose with paint on that picture and forget to check before uploading it?
HENSE's 'art' is almost as dull and unimaginative as Romero Britto's (whose paintings and sculptures are a frequent eyesore in Miami.) Corporations and local politicians love these non-artists because their work is upbeat and nonthreatening, never mind their utter lack of originality or social commentary.
 

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I'm really sad that the old store is closing! I spend a lot of time on Miami Beach and my friends and I have always referred to it as the "Church of Jobs."

I mean look at it; it looks like a church! :)
 

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I'm really sad that the old store is closing! I spend a lot of time on Miami Beach and my friends and I have always referred to it as the "Church of Jobs."

I mean look at it; it looks like a church! :)
Huh, it does. Why have I never seen this one before and why is it closing? Location? Lately when I think of Miami I worry about the flooding and wonder about stores and damage. Maybe it's not that bad (now).
 
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Huh, it does. Why have I never seen this one before and why is it closing? Location? Lately when I think of Miami I worry about the flooding and wonder how stores and damage. Maybe it's not that bad (now).
It's an older store and has limitations. The new one is much nicer and on the same street a few stores down. Just typical retail store updates.
 

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Miami is nice (aka Nueva Cuba).

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I know, right? I've lived in Miami all my life and I laughed my ass off at this.

Even our tiny arts-district is already being taken over by typical gaudy Miami over-consumerism.
True. I went to a first Friday festival in the art district and found it to be just another excuse for people to wander around drinking. It was really difficult to see and appreciate any art.
 

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Huh, it does. Why have I never seen this one before and why is it closing? Location? Lately when I think of Miami I worry about the flooding and wonder how stores and damage. Maybe it's not that bad (now).
Given that Miami is one of the most creative places on earth, according to this article, I'm sure all future Apple products sold in this city will be waterproof.

Hopefully Hense nonsense scribble will get washed off the walls.

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It looks as chaotic as the new/improved iOS 7/8. :eek:
 

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I never understood, regarding modern art, how some can make thousands for their work and be acclaimed for it, but if I do something similar I'll be asked if I was bored and had nothing better to do than throw a bunch of random stuff together
 

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I know, right? I've lived in Miami all my life and I laughed my ass off at this.

Even our tiny arts-district is already being taken over by typical gaudy Miami over-consumerism.
South Beach used to be cool and trendy with funky locally owned shops and hip little clubs and parties playing great underground tracks. Now it's a giant mall cluttered with Gap and Banana Republic stores and overpriced megaclubs playing top-40 dance hits while serving $25 drinks to tourists from Jersey.
 
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