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Sham Ibrahim does digital drawings of pop art phenomenons and is arguably the most colorful and controversial artist in Los Angeles. From his Warhol-esque portrait of Rihanna’s beaten evidence photo to Casey Anthony as Marilyn Monroe, Jody and Sham discuss his journey to finding his voice as an artist and Hollywood’s indelible influence on it.
On making it: “You think it’s magic? Oh no, get ready to suffer and earn it. If you are not a Kardashian, get ready to work.” @Shampopart — #OnlyinLA Podcast (@onlyinlapodcast) August 24, 2015
I asked Sham, “Who do you want to make a portrait of and give it to them?” Here are his answers:
2. Roseanne Bar
“The only ones in the media that told me it was okay to be gay were Roseanne, Madonna and Ellen. Those 3 were the ones. They were who I looked up to.” – Sham
We end the show on a hilarious note with Sham explaining that he has the same name as a militant terrorist ISIS fighter. When you Google his name you get that guy instead of him so ISIS is messing up his SEO. He has this to say about that: “Would you rather see some pop art or a guy’s head chopped off. I mean, I’m not taking head, I’m giving it.”