Local painter Alex Sanker was featured on ABC News earlier today as he stood on Figueroa Street painting a tribute to Kobe and Gigi Bryant. Here’s a clip of that report from ABC News.
“Thousands of fans packed Staples Center today to mourn Kobe and Gianna Bryant and plenty of people were paying tribute outside as well. Community Journalist Gabriella Millian checks out an artist who many people were stopping to see”
Gabriella Millian, ABC 7: “Vendors swarmed Figueroa Street selling souvenirs in honor of Kobe Bryant but people crowded one man’s stand taking photos as he painted, only thing, Alex Sanker’s paintings are not for sale to just anyone.”
Alex Sanker, Artist: “I have no intention of selling it to the public. This got to end up at the right place because I have too much value for it, it’s not about money or fame it’s about leaving a legacy for one my number one team which is the Lakers and let them also enjoy it.”
Gabriella Millian, ABC 7: “Sanker and his family here in LA have been Lakers fans for years.”
Alex Sanker, Artist: “He did a lot. He did a lot for the sport and people in general. The world is mourning and so I want to do something that stands out.”
Gabriella Millian, ABC 7: “He knew that he had to fly from Belize to LA to finish these paintings in Kobe and Gigi’s honor.”
Alex Sanker, Artist: “It is that life is short. As individual what I really liked about him was that he was a real family man. He loved the game, he put his all and he made a mark in this world and I admire that because I’m the same thing with my paintings.”