Obey Your Master: Artists Take On Metallica

Metallica’s nearly 30-year catalog will be honored at a special art exhibit early next year.

The “Obey Your Master” exhibit will be held at Exhibit A Gallery in Los Angeles Jan. 20 through March 23.  

The collection, which was announced by gallery founder/artist Richard Villa III and skateboarder Tony Alva, will include pieces from artists in the worlds of art, fashion, film, music and skateboarding. Each artist has chosen one of the heavy metal band’s songs to interpret according to their own artist medium and based on their relationship with the group’s lyrics and music.

Promo poster for the Metallica-inspired art exhibit.

Metallica posted the following statement about the exhibit on the band’s website earlier this week: “The connection between music and art has always been a very powerful one for us, so the idea to show a collection of art inspired by our songs seemed like it could be pretty unique and special.”

The band also confirmed that the members will attend the Jan. 20 opening night of the exhibit. All of the “Obey Your Master” artists will also be there.

There are a few ways fans can get an invite to the private reception. Following Exhibit A Gallery on Twitter will give fans more information about the exhibit and a chance to get into the opening night. According to the gallery’s website, fans will need to register/login to the site to gain exclusive information. 

Metallica’s Met Club members will also have a chance to win passes. A post on Metallica’s website suggests that fans should check back with the site for updates and chances to participate.

In other Metallica news, this week the band also announced that its collaborative album with Lou Reed will be titled LuLu. The 10-track album is set for release Nov. 1 in North America and Oct. 31 elsewhere.

For more information, click here for Exhibit A Gallery’s website.

Click here for Metallica’s website.