Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mati Klarwein

 "The most famous unknown artist"

circa 1956
Klarwein is a unique artist from an unusual background. He is a German native. However at the age of two his family moved to Palestine (current Israel). Throughout his lifetime he has lived in 20 countries: Paris, New York, Spain, Italy, Morocco, India, Kenya, Jamaica and Cuba- to name a few.

Klarwein lived in New York City for many years, hanging and partying in lofts with other many notorious artists of the 60s era, such as Andy Warhol and Jimi Hendrix.

Even though he lived a legendary life full of voyage and parties, unfortunately Klarwein lost his battle to cancer. He passed during the night at age 69 in 2002.

His diverse travels and psychedelic spirit manifest themselves in his work:

Jimi Hendrix
New York Angel
Athens Angel

Explore more of Mati Klarwein's legacy at this site 

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