Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mati Meets Miles

Mati  Klarwein shares the story of how he came to do the cover art for Miles Davis' Bitches Brew LP.


More Mati Klarwein album cover art



Klarwein’s 1961 painting, "Annunciation" made the cover of Santana’s album, Abraxas. The album’s title comes from a line from the book Demian by Herman Hesse and is quoted on the back of the album:

“We stood before it and began to freeze inside from the exertion. We questioned the painting, berated it, made love to it, prayed to it: We called it mother, called it whore and slut, called it our beloved, called it Abraxas.”


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