Top Celebrity Art Collectors: Cheech Marin

 May 25, 2019

Cheech Marin
Cheech Marin. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Art Los Angeles Contemporary


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Collecting Vibe: A dedicated focus on Chicano art.

Favorite Artists: Cheech Marin used the money from his stoner comedy days to pursue his passion: art collecting. Over the years, Marin has assembled arguably the best collection of contemporary Chicano painting in the private hands. His 700-work-strong collection includes examples by pioneering painter Carlos Almaraz, the abstract painter and printmaker Gronk, Frank Romero, and Gilbert “Magú” LujanMarin is a frequent lender of works to institutions around the country.

Notable Transactions: Marin is currently on the path to building a museum dedicated to his collection. Last summer, the state of California approved a $9.7 million grant for the new museum, which will live in Riverside, east of Los Angeles. The windfall significantly boosts the project’s resources, more than tripling the $3 million already raised by Marin and his partner, the Riverside Art Museum. The museum is scheduled to open in 2020.

Originally published at artnet News


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