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In this second installment of our new bimonthly feature, Gallery Spotlight, we spoke with Paul Booth, the founder and owner of Last Rites Gallery and its sister tattoo shop, Last Rites Tattoo Theatre. Since getting his first tattoo at the age of 19, Paul Booth became passionate about art but felt alienated by the art world’s rejection of his dark aesthetic preferences. Focused on dark art, Last Rites Gallery became a sanctuary for like-minded artists working in a wide variety of styles. Colin Christian’s doll-like sci-fi sculptures, Yoko d’Holbachie’s fluorescent pop surrealism, Isabel Samaras’s pop culture-inspired paintings and Travis Louie’s monochromatic monster portraits have all found a place on the gallery’s gray walls. Paul Booth took some time to sit down with us and discuss Last Rites’s beginnings, tattooing, his personal art collection and more. Read our conversation after the jump.

In this second installment of our new bimonthly feature, Gallery Spotlight, we spoke with Paul Booth, the founder and owner of Last Rites Gallery and its sister tattoo shop, Last Rites Tattoo Theatre. Since getting his first tattoo at the age of 19, Paul Booth became passionate about art but felt alienated by the art world’s rejection of his dark aesthetic preferences. Focused on dark art, Last Rites Gallery became a sanctuary for like-minded artists working in a wide variety of styles. Colin Christian’s doll-like sci-fi sculptures, Yoko d’Holbachie’s fluorescent pop surrealism, Isabel Samaras’s pop culture-inspired paintings and Travis Louie’s monochromatic monster portraits have all found a place on the gallery’s gray walls. Paul Booth took some time to sit down with us and discuss Last Rites’s beginnings, tattooing, his personal art collection and more. Read our conversation after the jump.

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