Frank 151 speaks with Balthazar Klarwein about his fathers legacy as the artist behind cover art for Miles Davis, Santana, the Last Poets, and most recently, Onra and Buddy Sativa's Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo.
Hip-Hop Beatmakers Onra and Buddy Sativa have released a new Jazz album featuring a detail of Mati's "Conceptual Tree".
"Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo is the collaborative project between French producers, Onra Buddy Sativa. Their self-titled album drops April 8th (UK) / April 9th (US) via All City Records.
The album consists of 12 tracks of deep spiritual jazz, almost entirely improvised and created as a therapeutic break from their other constraining aliases, and not originally intended for public release. From a chance meeting with the late Mati Klarwein’s son at an exhibition in Dublin, Ireland the artwork features an officially licensed “Conceptual Tree” painting from the artist that was also responsible for classic album covers ... Read More.
Sous Influences: Plastic Arts and Psychotropics Oppened last week at La Maison Rouge, focusing on art’s relationship with psychedelic substances. Sous Influences seeks to deliver answers, casting an all-seeing eye into the hallways of intoxication, epiphany, addiction, and even death via works by artists including Mati Klarwein, Adel Abdessemed, Basquiat, Hans Bellmer, the Chapuisat Brothers, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Irvin Penn, Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, and Francis Picabia, and featuring both works that have a psychotropic effect on the viewer, and works produced under the effect of psychoactive substances.
Until 19 May. Wed-Sun 11am-7pm (Thu ... Read More.
Mati's St. John polyptych will be exhibited in Paris at 'La Maison Rouge' fundation Antoine de Galbert from the 15th of February until the 19th of May 2013.
By The New York Times
This particular all-star lineup of art books includes that populist paragon Winslow Homer; Mati Klarwein, whose album covers shimmer with a cryptic hippie cool that seduced Miles Davis and Carlos Santana; Joel Sternfeld, whose reissued photographs snap us back to the dingy grays and ochers of the early 1980s; the gauzy and gaudy romanticism of Gustav Klimt; and the Abstract-Expressionist heights of Robert Motherwell.
Mati Klarwein liked to call himself the most famous unrecognized artist in the world. That’s a fair self-call given that he painted two of the 1970s’ enduring pop-culture images, the album covers of Miles Davis’s Read More.