Shepard Fairey Comes Home

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This was the baby of the one and only Shepard Fairey. It is one of the most iconic pieces of political art, or any art for that matter, we've seen in the past few decades. The artist, a Charleston native, has returned to the Holy City, and in the most artistic way possible. The purpose for his return, The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art's 30th anniversary exhibition, has the entire state of South Carolina excited. He will be joined by other local artist, Jasper Johns. This duo will headline the exhibit, named "The Insistent Image." 

Although seeing amazing art from distinguished local artists is incredible enough, there's an upcoming opportunity to see some of Shepard's art in it's most raw form. He is currently working on a piece of art that cover and entire King Street storefront. This is just one of four murals he's working on around town. We caught up with him and grabbed a few shots of how the project was coming along.