Charleston’s own Shepard Fairey has some news for his city — two innovative works will be on permanent display at Terrace Theater. 

It really goes to show that you can’t get anything without asking, as the permanent loan was a result of Terrace Theater owner Paul Brown reaching out to the Charleston legend.

In a press release Brown says, “Studio Number One, Obey Giant Art, and Shepard Fairey were thoroughly positive about the idea of Shepard’s work being displayed at the Terrace. It was an email and a letter, and they were right behind it.”

The union seems perfect, as both The Terrace and Shepard Fairey are known for their distinctive and individual styles. Brown says of one of the two pieces, “Music by David Lynch is a work from 2015 and as the Terrace has constantly supported the work of Mr. Lynch, it is a natural fit. I was so happy they agreed to send this piece.” The other, Oh Susanna, is a screen print from 2012 and is another favorite of the Terrace.

The news of the gifted works comes after Fairey’s words yesterday about President Barack Obama’s leadership. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve seen Fairey’s iconic Hope poster that came to represent Obama’s 2008 campaign — but Fairey’s harsh words yesterday showed a changed perspective.

When asked if Obama has lived up to the poster, Fairey replied, “Not even close.” He went on to explain that, “Obama has had a really tough time, but there have been a lot of things that he’s compromised on that I never would have expected.” 

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