Colombian painter Felipe Mora has reinvented Metallica’s classic Ride The Lightning album as a series of oil paintings.
Dubbed Dealing Out The Agony II, the paint set “will look like a vinyl record – but inside it will contain eight 12×12” prints of sheer visual violence and mayhem. Dealing Out The Agony II will become the perfect accompaniment to the music itself Pour over the artwork as the music fills your ears – stick them on your wall to brighten up any living space – set them alight as a black sacrifice … the power is yours!
60% of the profits will be donated to the San Vicente Children’s Hospital Foundation to help improve the quality of care and the life expectancy of children with cancer in Colombia.
A preview of some prints:
The campaign’s mission statement:
“After releasing my first graphic novel (Tales From the Black Circle) in 2018, I developed a series of relationships with some amazing visual artists from developing countries who wanted to work on a project. So when the world went shit with COVID, I spent time looking for a way to both use their skills and do something that might benefit the third world communities these artists call home. So, with a team of talented artists and the support of Bangladeshi-born executive producer KroneMonkey, I created the art collective Third World Posse and an idea that music fans and art lovers alike could bite into. to the fullest …
“I have always been fascinated by album covers and their importance in enhancing the listener’s experience. The covers (especially for vinyl) remain a vital space for attracting attention, contextualizing a song or telling the story of an entire album. So I wanted to develop this idea – take iconic albums and give each song on the album its own visual identity. Felipe Mora set the standard.
To purchase a print, go to Indiegogo.