Monday, October 26, 2009


So Halloween day I'll be over at Last Rite's Gallery hanging out and doing some live painting with the fine folks emboldened in the press release below.

Last Rites Tattoo Theatre presents its first ever Creep-In Day on Halloween!

Saturday, October 31st, 12pm-12am at Last Rites Tattoo Theatre, 511 W. 33rd Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues (3 blocks from Penn Station), 3rd floor, New York, NY 10001.
Find more information at

(New York, NY) Last Rites Tattoo Theatre is celebrating the Halloween season by showing a return of support to all Last Rites friends, family and fans. With their first ever Creep-In Day, dedicated fans and collectors receive a rare opportunity to be tattooed spontaneously without an appointment at the infamous Last Rites Tattoo Theatre… and on Halloween to boot! Along with Paul Booth himself, the Last Rites family of masterful artists will take in the haunting energy of Halloween, Last Rites style, and produce stunning tattoo art on a first-come-first-serve basis! Paul will even be venturing out from his private lair and tattooing in the family crypt making the day an awesome “meet&greet” opportunity for Fans and Clients alike! In addition to this overdose of high energy freehand tattooing from 12 to 12, the day includes visual stimuli such as live painting sessions featuring Esao Andrews, Vincent Castiglia, Fred Harper, Dan Quintana, David Stoupakis, and Genevive Zacconi. ArtFusion Experiment collaborative painting performances by notable Tattoo Artists such as Paul Acker, Goethe, Juan Selgado, Jesse Smith, and more! An ArtFusion canvas will be open for the public to paint as well! The Film Chapel will be rolling Paul’s personal Horror movie picks continuously day and night. And of course, costumes are welcome and encouraged! And last but not least, the day will end at 11:59pm followed by a traditional Last Rites “Kool-Aid” Toast to bring in the Witching Hour.

Please read on for special details…
Paul Booth and Crew will be following normal protocol used for conventions and touring. This means one-sitting freehand style work with an approx. 3 hour time limit on a piece. If you are looking to start a multiple sitting project such as a sleeve or backpiece, then this is not a day for such. Our best advice to you is to give our accomplished artists your theme and trust them with the artistic freedom to run with it for you. 3 hours can get a good sized piece done so don’t let the time issue concern you. We do this to be fair to everyone that desires Last Rites Art. We also suggest getting here earlier than opening time if you are really serious about getting work. The doors will open at 12 noon and anyone behaving overly aggressive, intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will not be tolerated. This event will be filmed for an upcoming Last Rites DVD so costumes are encouraged but not mandatory!

* Meet and Greet the artists and fellow clients all day and night
* Crazy Performers will be unearthing themselves throughout the day for everyone’s twisted amusement.
* Food, Drink and visual stimuli all day long… No Cover! Costumes Welcome!

“We want to show our fans our true appreciation for their support, by allowing them the opportunity to avoid the waiting list… and get tattooed convention style. I have been spending quite a bit of time here at home focusing on my larger projects and I find myself occasionally missing the road. Now I can sort of go on tour without leaving home and get a good dose of that convention energy I have come to know so well. I have always liked the idea of bringing our fans together to meet each other as they have always shown a strong like-mindedness. This is why I want to make it a meet & greet day as well.”

~ Paul Booth ~

Now on Halloween night, I should be over at Dokebi, Here's a poster I did from last year, but *updated* it by shifting the color balance in Photoshop....oh computers.

Monday, October 19, 2009

-Old Stuff

When I was sifting through my belongings during the move I dug up an overwhelming cache of old work and sketchbooks. Most of it is embarrassing, some are scary or sad or just plain nonsensical... I'll post things up whenever I'm in a bind with nothing for Monday.

Hunky self-portrait. 6"x8"oil on canvas.
Think I'm about 20 years old in this.
I was living in New Jersey at the time so that may be why I look so serious, shirtless, and orange.

12x19 acrylic and crayon on board.

Monday, October 12, 2009

-Farewell, Farewell Avery

Late last night I arrived back to NY from my exceptional time in Los Angeles.

The opening went awesome, I met some really nice people in the company of my west coast friends. Couldn't have been better.

Unfortunately this is one of the few photos I took at the opening. [note: I don't recall baseball players being there] Hopefully other peoples photos will pop up on the internet. It was a great turnout.

"Don't Wake Up The Neighbors" 24"x 36" oil on wood.

HERE is a link to the line up of work I had in the show. There are a few still available.

Now I get to set up my new apartment/studio etc... Something I pointed out in my interview with Andrew Ford, is that all the work that people know me for has been made in the same apartment. Curious about how this may change my future output.


Monday, October 5, 2009

-Off to Silverlake.

This painting below has been posted in various stages and pieces on this blog for months now. Since my show is coming up in a few days I figured I'd expose it fully. There's a "back talk" feature at where I was given a list of questions and now can't bare to reread my answers.

"Milkmaids Daughter" 20x30" oil on wood.
There are a few other interview questions coming up in the following days courtesy of Drew Ford of Last Rites Gallery and Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery.
See you in Los Angeles.