Atlanta, GA – In the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta, a massive mural of Big Boi and André 3000 looms over the empty parking lot. The resemblance is uncanny — it could easily be the original Jonathan Mannion photograph of the famous Outkast duo.
The mural’s mastermind, Greensboro, North Carolina artist JEKS, was posing out in front of his artwork on Sunday (October 20) shortly after finishing it. But thanks to a cosign from Daddy Fat Sax, the word had gotten out.
“Dope ass Mural in Little 5 points!” he wrote on Instagram. “#ATL @jeks_nc.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution caught up with JEKS who offered, “It’s ATL all the way.”
The black and white portraits stand at roughly 30 ft. high. JEKS painted it freehand in less than a week as part of the Outer Space Project, an annual international event aimed at “beautifying public spaces.”
A Little Five Points boutique, Wish, was kind enough to offer their wall space as part of the project.
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What an awesome week. So much love here in Atlanta. Huge thanks to @jonathanmannion @gregmike the @outerspaceproject team and @wishatl for making this wall happen. Being able to collaborate with the legendary photographer @jonathanmannion on this project was a dream 🙏 Hope I did the goats justice. @outkast @bigboi @andre3000 @dungeon_family . . @lordscrew86 @um_crew @goingnowherekrew @vacation_crew #jeks #Jeksnc #graffiti #graffitiporn #streetart #streetarteverywhere #atlanta #atl #dungeonfamily