118% Funded


Target: €3000


€3,540 Raised


64 Funders

Mati Klarwein Exhibition

By The Impart Lab



ChoiceCuts was born out of a passion for music. We promote music and vinyl culture we truly love and find inspiring. Our events are noted for their excellent atmosphere, programming and attention to detail. We've been chipping away at the music business for over 10 years now and love what we do.


As creator of the mind-blowing cover art of albums such as Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and Santana'’s Abraxas, the late Mati Klarwein’'s work has become arguably more recognisable than the musicians he worked for.

It was through a love of vinyl that we became fans of his work and were surprised to learn he has remained so unrecognised. Once we began to explore his work, we discovered Mati was more than just an illustrator of record covers: he was a true artist and shaman.

We want to spread Mati's work to a wider audience and show its depth and variety. To that end, we're working with Mati's son Balthazar to create a FREE seven day exhibition of a selection of prints of Mati's most famous works in Filmbase in Dublin. This will run between the 15th and 21st October 2012 as part of our Rhythm Weekender festival.

Check out the poster all €15+ funders receive and the pieces we are exhibiting* here:


A few words on Mati by his son Balthazar:

"‘Mati’ must have been the first word I learned after ‘Mama’. On weekends, Mama would send my brother and I to the monastery at the top of the mountain, surrounded by an army of medieval olive trees which where planted by the great Ramon Llull and his troop of infidel Abduls back in 1300 AD.

In this Temple, in front of a canvas, stood the father, guru and holy goat MATI. Highly concentrated at his easel, creating a new window in to the universe with his ultra thin paintbrush. His studio was the space where the past and the future meet and dance together to a funky afro-cuban rhythm mixed by Camarón de la Isla dressed as Vishnu and where every day is new years eve! (Kubrick imagined the end of the universe as a white futuristic baroque room, I think that if we could travel at the speed of light we would eventually end up in Mati'’s studio)."

- Balthazar Klarwein 2011


We have already invested €2,700 of our own money to make this show happen. We really need your help to raise another €3,000 to help finance the following:

Transport and insurance of 'Crucifixion' to and from Dublin : €1,200
Rental of exhibition space : €1,000
Flight and Accommodation for Curator : €200
Printing of exhibition posters, flyers and programme : €500
Sundries (anything from string to cups for people's drinks!) : €100

* the exhibition will be composed of high-quality reproductions with one large, original artwork as centrepiece.