The Legendary Mati Klarwein

Erotica // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Mati Klarwein is often considered "the man literally responsible for every great, legendary record cover you've ever seen--if he didn't do it, he inspired it." The masthead of the psychedelic visual revolution, Klarwein's aesthetic is a beast of its own and its reverberations can be seen in a staggering amount of contemporary illustration, especially artwork made for music. These wild, expressive images harness an erotic power of their own, fueled by the iconically free-flowing sexuality of the era.

Psychedelia by Mati Klarwein

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
What a way to wake up on this sunny Northern California morning... nothing says sunshine like some Hamburg, Germany-born psychedelia by Mati Klarwein. From his site, it mentions: "was born in Hamburg on the 9th of April 1932, to a Jewish architect father from Polish origins, and a German opera singer mother." The art genes worked out. More on his site. 

Surreal Paintings by Abdul Mati Klarwein

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of German-born artist Abdul Mati Klarwein. Klarwein fled with his Jewish architect father and German opera singer mother to Palestine when he was two after the rise of the Nazis. The artist is best known for his works used on the covers of many albums from Miles Davis to Beck.

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