Murals by Occasional Superstar seen at 400 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta - #Kaeperbowl
400 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA
The artist behind the Colin Kaepernick mural that was torn down last week led a charge to replace it with eight new ones in a Super Bowl Sunday effort he named the “KaeperBowl”. He initially set out to create seven murals to replace the one lost when an abandoned building on the corner of Fair Street and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard in the West End was torn down. Sunday, Williams announced on his Instagram page that eight locations were confirmed for new murals. Several other artists signed on as partners to create new tributes to Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. Kaepernick faced criticism for kneeling during the playing of the national anthem as a protest of police brutality against black men during the 2016 season. He has not played since 2017 and has accused NFL team owners of conspiring to keep him off the field.Williams expressed disappointment about his mural being torn down in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week. About six months ago, a fire ravaged the building, but the wall remained intact. He said he had recently touched up the paint in anticipation of the Super Bowl. “Symbols matter man,” he said. “You destroyed the whole building it was on? If I were an interpreter of performance art, what message would you take from that?”The artist himself painted a new mural Sunday at 400 Northside Drive. Krog Street Market, a popular Atlanta destination for street artists, was also the site of new Kaepernick tributes.


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"Fabian "Occasional Superstar" Williams is a contemporary artist, activist and professional weirdo based in Atlanta. He’s been featured in The Guardian, BBC, L.A. Times, New York Times, Playboy, Atlanta Journal Constitution, SB Nation, Bloomberg, The Root and various media outlets for his bold work and P-32 space modulator laser sharp wit. Before he became a full time artist, he worked as a lowly designer and/or hard-hearted art director in the advertising industry for such brands as Nike, American Express, Pennzoil, and Verizon where he learned the dark arts of persuasion. His latest project was co-creating The #Kaeperbowl during Superbowl 53 with his Visual Arts
Manager Ash Nash."

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