While in his hometown for an exhibition at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Shepard Fairey took some time to bless the city with a couple murals, something that does not happen very often in Charleston, South Carolina.

Of the exhibition and the street art, Fairey said, "to be embraced by the city of Charleston in the way that I was and to have my artwork displayed in the public sphere without the threat of arrest, is something I would have never expected earlier in my career. I spent much of May in the city working with my team and the Halsey team to make this all come to fruition and into a GIANT success...During my stay I was able to see many old friends and family and I’m so thankful that I got to share my art and the message behind Power & Glory. The decline of the “American Dream” is a reality that we all face and I hope that my work has helped bring some of the issues causing the fall to the forefront.”

Check out the video above and head to the Halsey Institute's website for more on the exhibition which ends July 12.

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