News and Events

New Site Now Live   20 July 2011
The new site about Mati Klarwein, developed by Mati's son Balthazar, is now live and has inherited the domain name It features several works not previously shown on this site and I'm sure more will follow now that it is in the hands of the Klarwein family. The old site (this one) will continue to be available within the new one but will not be developed further.

New Site Coming Soon   22 May 2011
A new site about Mati Klarwein is close to completion. It is being developed by Mati's son Balthazar and will inherit this domain name. It will feature several several works not previously shown on this site. Hope you like it! The old site (this one) will continue to be available within the new one.

Job Vacancy: Managing Agent for the Mati Klarwein estate   5 October 2009
The Klarwein family are seeking someone to take on the role of Managing Agent for the Mati Klarwein estate. Applicants need to be fluent in Spanish and English and have experience of the art market, including familiarity with licensing, publication and marketing. This is a part time role - two days a week to start. For more information, and contact details, see 'Help our Quest'.

Balthazar Klarwein with Barbara Nessim

'Summer of Love' at the Whitney   24 May 2007 - 16 September 2007
Around 2,500 people attended the opening night of the 'Summer of Love' exhibition at New York's Whitney Museum.  See the previous entry for more information on this exhibition.

Pictured right is Mati's son Balthazar with New York artist Barbara Nessim, inside the Aleph Sanctuary exhibit.  The exhibition attracted considerable press coverage, notably this New York Times review and a more personal perspective from Glenn O'Brien writing in GQ magazine.

Summer of Love Exhibition coming to the Whitney Museum   24 May 2007 - 16 September 2007
The exhibition 'Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era', is coming to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.  The exhibition features two of Mati's works, Grain of Sand and the reconstructed Aleph Sanctuary.

Aleph Sanctuary
Aleph Sanctuary

Summer of Love revisits the unprecedented explosion of contemporary art and popular culture brought about by the civil unrest and pervasive social change of the 1960s and early 70s, when a new psychedelic aesthetic emerged in art, music, film, architecture, graphic design, and fashion.  The exhibition includes paintings, photographs and sculptures by Isaac Abrams, Richard Avedon, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hamilton, Elliott Landy, Jimi Hendrix (his only known watercolor), Robert Indiana, Yayoi Kusama, Richard Lindner, and John McCracken, among others, as well as a rich selection of important posters, album covers and underground magazines.

A special emphasis is placed on environments as well as on film, video and multimedia installations, including works by Jordan Belson, USCO, Stan Vanderbeek, James Whitney, and Lamonte Young and Marian Zazeela.  The exhibition includes films of performances and light shows, and spotlights places such as the UFO nightclub in London and the Human Be-In in San Francisco, featuring Allen Ginsberg and Timothy Leary.

Exhibition at Can Gelabert, Mallorca   16 September - 14 October 2006
Mati Klarwein exhibition
A solo exhibition of some of Mati's paintings is being held at Can Gelabert in Binissalem, Mallorca.  Opening times are Monday to Friday 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m. See the above link for more information.

New Book featuring works by Mati   September 2006
True Visions - an anthology of contemporary visionary art
True Visions is an anthology of contemporary visionary art, featuring the work of Ernst Fuchs, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Matteo Guarnaccia, Martina Hoffmann, Mati Klarwein, and Roberto Venosa.  The book is published by Betty Books and is available from Last Gasp.  It features interviews with all of the artists, as well as some rarely published works..

Summer of Love now at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt   2 November 2005 - 12 February 2006
The Summer of Love exhibition, by the Tate Liverpool, has now decamped to the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt.  Two of Mati's works, Grain of Sand and the reconstructed Aleph Sanctuary, are featured there.  Details of the exhibition, from the Schirn Kunsthalle site, are available in German or English - or see entry below for a summary description.

The exhibition will move to Vienna in May 2006.

Exhibition by Tate Liverpool   27 May - 25 September 2005
Two of Mati's works, Grain of Sand and the reconstructed Aleph Sanctuary, are featured in a touring exhibition by the Tate Liverpool entitled "Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era".

An extract from their site: "Summer of Love is a groundbreaking exhibition which reveals the unprecedented exchanges between contemporary art, popular culture, civil unrest and the moral upheaval during the 1960s and early 70s". See for more information.

New Book about Mati   May 2005
Paradise Lost and Found
A new book, 'Paradise Lost and Found', celebrating Mati's 50 years of life and art in the Balearics, was launched on the 5th May.  Edited by Heloïse Ficat and Sérafine Klarwein, the book was commissioned and published by the Govern de les Illes Balears, and will be distributed in museums and art bookstores in the Balearics, as well as in mainland Spain.

Printed in a limited edition of 1500, the hardcover book (ISBN 84-96430-13-8) features 280 pages of artwork and texts by Mati with introductions to each decade by: Carlos and Xavier Navarro, Lucia Graves, Glenn O'Brien, Carmen Ochoa-Lacar, Lourdes Duran and Felipe Hernandez.

Copies are available through this site, price 45 euros, plus postage and packing.  If you wish to purchase a copy please contact Sérafine Klarwein.

There will be another launch party in Barcelona on 20th September (note change from previous date of 21st July!), open to press and public - so come and join us at L'Espai Mallorca for drinks, talk, Abdulian music and video mixes!!!

Clothing Range to Feature Mati's Work   Winter 2004 / 2005
Visionary Arts apparel company in Colorado is to feature a series of Mati's images, including 'Blessing' and 'Live / Evil', in their next season's clothing range.

Literary Festival 'Tertulia'   29 October - 1 November 2004
Sérafine Klarwein and Heloïse Ficat presented the results of their work in cataloguing Mati's artistic heritage, at the literary festival 'Tertulia', in Deia, Mallorca on 29th October 2004. This occasion also marked the official launch of this web site!

New Album Cover   10 August 2004
The Cover of The Mooney Suzuki's new album 'Alive and Amplified'
Mati's famous painting 'Nativity' is featured on the cover of The Mooney Suzuki's new album 'Alive & Amplified', produced by Sony, released on 10 August 2004. Here's what Creem magazine has to say about the album: "I look forward to their ascension to the throne as The Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Band In The World. . . the Mooney Suzuki have delivered. Fuck the rest, here's the best. . ."

Documentary Film   June 2004
A new feature documentary film is to be made about Mati's life and art. The Klarwein family has signed an option with Fortunata Films, a Madrid based company run by producer Cecilie Brown, for production of this film.

Platinum Record   May 2004
Miles Davis' album 'Bitches Brew' hits a million sales. The Klarwein family receives a platinum record on behalf of Mati for the cover artwork he provided.

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