About The Project
Believing that creativity is a vital force for all of humanity, Last Rites Gallery supports ICAF in funding art programs for children across the world. Last Rites owner, Paul Booth, has raised thousands of dollars for ICAF since his first involvement with them in 2008, and founded The Art Fusion Experiment as a means of benefitting charities and connecting artists worldwide.
The Art Fusion Experimentdemonstrates through collaborative painting, contemporary artist’s ability to work together as a community.
In this spirit of sharing & global community, Last Rites is has hosted a large-scale collaborative painting project, the results of which are being auctioned off for charity.
Fifteen artists around the world received 24” x 30” canvas panels to sketch using pencil/ charcoal/ ink in order to design and lay the groundwork for a finished painting. The panels were then sent back to Last Rites for a select group of artists to collaboratively paint & finalize.
The project is a mash up of the heaviest hitters in the realms of fine art, tattooing and illustration- some of them familiar faces at Last Rites, as well as special guests. The event has enabled some of the most talented artists around globe to work together for the first time… and for a good cause!
Ana Bagayan, Angie Mason, Annie Owens, Anthony Pontius, Beau Stanton Billy Norrby, Brian Despain, Brian Murphy, Buddy Nestor, Chris Mars, David MacDowell, David Stoupakis, Dan Harding, Dan Dos Santos, Darrin White, Eric Richardson, Ewelina, Fred Harper, Gaia, Genevive Zacconi, Jason D’Aquino, Jason Levesque, Jason Limon, Jennybird Alcantara, JoKa, Lucas Frazier Mark Elliott, Matt Buck, Matt Rota, Mia Araujo, Michael Mararian, Nick Baxter, Paul Booth, Scott G Brooks, Stefano Alcantara, Timothy Boor Tin, Vincent Castiglia and more!