By Sebastian Carayol
Interview with Balthazar by Seb Carayol for ESPN.com
If anyone were ever to use Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew" artwork on a series of skateboards it could only be Western Edition Skateboards. And that's exactly what happen when they approached Balthazar Klarwein, son of the late Mati Klarwein, legendary painter and surrealist who hobnobbed with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and Miles Davis in the 60's and 70's. Balthazar is a skate videographer on the streets of Barcelona Spain, whom just ... Read More.
By Lily Silverton
Interview with Balthazar Klarwein by Lily Silverton
Today’s POP is Lily. To the Most Famous Unknown Artist:
For those of you who think you’re unfamiliar with the artist Mati Klarwein, think again. For although you may not recognise his name, chances are you know his work. Klarwein’s surrealist, psychedelic artwork features on sleeves of some of the most prolific ... Read More.
Last April 20th we presented the new book 'Mati The Music' together with a surpize vewing of the Bitches Brew Western Edition skateboards at Proetin Gallery London.
Thank you Bridie Woodward and Helen Ralli @ Protein.
Also a very special thanks to:
and Chris New Love for his funky beats.
Western Edition BITCHES BREW Capsule Collection
"It is beyond rare when a collaboration presents such a meaningful display of each others passions, talents, and legacies in a form so natural and yet so surprisingly distinct. Commissioned by Miles Davis for his landmark album "Bitches Brew", inspired artist Mati Klarwein created this paintings for the album's cover. With the support of Klarwein's family, led by his son Balthazar who happens to be a respectable skater, Western Edition is proud to introduce "The Bitches Brew" capsule collection. The highlight of the collection includes a four deck series integration of the album's cover art. The symmetry of the painting is displayed by having both top and bottom graphics on each deck, the light ... Read More.