Friday, August 22, 2014

in loving memory of shawn whisenant (ako).

a short documentary following the late great artist, shawn whisenant.

shawn whisenant is a born and raised san francisco bay area artist whose art can be found lurking in the streets or galleries and museums across the usa, australia and europe. he has been working on the streets of the bay area since the mid 1990ʼs, where his images continue to endure on walls, mailboxes and other surfaces around the city. he enjoys making books and stickers, taking photos, painting signs and moving about in the city’s shadows. in the streets and galleries, his work has seen many different forms. from rare-hand crafted books, to skateboard films and a signature pair of osiris shoes, his creating doesn’t end with paintings.

filmed and edited by pedro alejandro verdin.

a / v san francisco ©

r.i.p shawn whisenant a.k.a ako. never forgotten...