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Day 26: Mati Klarwein

By Sam Reeve

Mati Klarwein, psychedelic artist extraordinaire, was born in 1932 in Hamburg, Germany. His family was Jewish and fled a couple of years after his birth to British Palestine when the Nazis started cramping their style. Mati went on to study art in France, and traveled all over the world. He settled down in NYC in the 60’s and started painting a lot of album covers for the likes of Miles Davis, Leornard Berstein and Santana.

Mati also did “improved paintings” where he would find cheap terrible paintings at garage sales or flea markets and put his own touch on them. Some of them are pretty funny:

Mati Klarwein died in 2002 at the age of 69.

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  1. Pingback: Month of Weird Art: Artist Roundup « Bizarro Central

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