After 6 months of hard work, Hollywood’s favorite Digital Pop Artist Sham Ibrahim has just completed a series of 16 portraits- all based on celebrity selfies. The series includes infamous and iconic selfie photos such as Kim Kardashian’s butt selfie, Madonna’s crotch shot, Justin Bieber topless at the gym, Wiz Khalifa inside a jail cell, Miley Cyrus’ hospital pic, Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro’s make out photo, and perhaps the most famous selfie of all time- Ellen Degeneres’ Oscar selfie! The artist even included a self-portrait in the series from a 2006 selfie he took with Paris Hilton, which he appropriately titled “Self Portrait Selfie”!
On Thursday June 4th, Sham Ibrahim unveiled his entire collection of celebrity selfie portraits exclusively at Sweet! Hollywood, an art gallery and candy store located inside the infamous Hollywood and Highland Shopping Complex at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, in the heart of tinseltown. Many of Sham’s celebrity friends attended in support. Dedication and the love these celebrities have for Sham really showed. It was truly a magical night. Special Thanks go out to the sponsor, ABK Beer, Irish Whiskey and Sweet! Hollywood.
Sham says: “When a celebrity turns the camera on themselves, they invite their fans to a special kind of intimacy, unique to our era of technology and instant online publication. I especially like when they take photos in their home, their car, their bedroom or bathroom. I really feel that this series is an artistic collaboration between me and the stars in the portraits, because the celebrity who takes the photo dictates the composition, orientation and nature of the picture. I tried not to change the authenticity of the selfies, so in all the portraits I’ve kept the background elements and rendered everything accordingly.”
Here is the complete list of Celebrity Selfie Pop Art Portraits by Sham Ibrahim
1. Kim Kardashian Butt Selfie
2. Justin Bieber Gym Selfie
3. Madonna Crotch Selfie
4. Wiz Khalifa Jail Selfie
5. Miley Cyrus Hospital Selfie
6. Rihanna Car Selfie
7. Ellen Degeneres Oscar Selfie
8. James Franco Mirror Selfie
9. Artist Sham Ibrahim with Paris Hilton Self Portrait Selfie
10.Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro Make Out Selfie
11. Janice Dickinson Car Selfie
12. Lisa Rinna No Make-up Selfie
13. Bai Ling Face Selfie
14. Courtney Stodden Bikini Selfie
15. Kristin Cavallari Bathroom Selfie
16. GG Golnesa Mirror Selfie
ABOUT SHAM IBRAHIM
The press has often described Sham Ibrahim as a modern day Andy Warhol. His iconic portraits focus on the people and events that shape modern American pop culture. He started his career as an actor, playing bit parts such as a patient in the operating room on NBC’s top rated hit show E.R. in 2003 and modeling for Steven Meisel in Vogue in 2004. He transitioned from actor to artist after immersing himself in Hollywood, befriending celebrities, photographing them, filming them and, of course, doing artwork of them. In 2009, he made worldwide headlines for a controversial portrait he did of Rihanna’s police photo, following her violent incident with Chris Brown. He has given home made pop art portraits to stars like Lindsay Lohan, Tori Spelling, Paris Hilton, Joan Collins, Ru Paul, Debbie Harry La Toya Jackson, Bobby Brown, Carmen Electra, Boy George, Lynda Carter, Betsey Johnson, Heidi Fleiss, and Tammy Faye. In September of 2014, he headlined a hugely successful solo show at the World of Wonder Storefront gallery where celebrities like Lisa Rinna, Perez Hilton, Janice Dickinson, Lita Ford, Courtney Stodden, Doug Hutchinson, GG Golnesa, Gretchen Rossi, and Slade Smiley were among the attendees who arrived at the private red carpet event. He made his reality television debut this past season on Vanderpump Rules where he visited Lisa Vanderpump at her West Hollywood restaurant Pump and gave her and Ken gorgeous pop art portraits of themselves!!! Sham and his art have been featured in major news and tv outlets such as CNN, NBC News, E! Entertainment, Los Angeles Times, Italian Vogue, IN Touch Weekly, BRAVO television, and RADAR online.