What I liked were: absurd paintings, pictures over doorways, stage sets, carnival backdrops, billboards, bright-colored prints, old-fashioned literature, church Latin, erotic books full of misspellings, the kind of novels our grandmothers read, fairy tales, little children's books, old operas, silly old songs, the naive rhythms of country rimes.
I dreamed of Crusades, voyages of discovery that nobody had heard of, republics without histories, religious wars stamped out, revolutions in morals, movements of races and continents; I used to believe in every kind of magic.
-Arthur Rimbaud, from "The Alchemy of the World," A Season in Hell (1873)
ASHKAHN (pronounced ash-con) is the studio & company of artist, designer, art director, director and all around bon vivant, Ashkahn Shahparnia. Ashkahn lives and works in Silver Lake, California. He loves bananas, poopheads, coconuts, burritos, 1985 300d mercedes, BORING, beer, gold, silver, centerfolds, neon, pastels, open bars, los angeles, tiki drinks, blah blah blah blah and heather to name a few.
Ashkahn has been featured in Interview Magazine, Paper Magazine, The New York Times & Taschen to name a few. in 2011 he was nominated by Print Magazine’s prestigious Top 20 Under 30.
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