2Pac’s ‘The Don Killuminati’ Cover Art Painting Goes Up for Auction


Legendary artist Riskie Forever has partnered with Zelus and Heritage Auctions to auction the original album cover art painting from 2Pac’s The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory album, which was recorded in 1996 under his pseudonym Makaveli.

“I remember giving ‘Pac the painting officially, I knew then this was something special,” Riskie Forever said. “Now to be able to celebrate that legacy while creating something truly new and unique — that’s something I’m incredibly proud to be a part of.”

The original album cover painting went up for auction on May 17 accompanied with a one-of-a-kind NFT that includes a never-before-heard story from Riskie about the origins of the piece. According to the press release, the original painting was created in airbrush and mixed media on a 29” x 47” canvas visible through a 35” x 53” frame.

Riskie was originally introduced to 2Pac by Suge Knight and after coming across Riskie’s portfolio, Tupac insisted his label commission him to make a painting featuring Tupac himself, crucified on a cross, like Jesus, right down to a crown of thorns. The artwork was shared with 2Pac just days before his untimely death.

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