Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Juxtapoz Presents | De Colores de Cheech | Film
Check out the online premiere of Cheech Marin: De Colores De Cheech, directed by Gregg Gibbs. Popularly recognized as half of the legendary comic duo Cheech and Chong, what many people don't know is that Cheech is arguably the most important collector of Chicano art in the United States, if not the world. He is also a popular voice-over artist, children’s book author, film and television star, and, not incidentally, two-time champion of Celebrity Jeopardy. The charismatic comic takes viewers on an entertaining road trip around his hometown, visiting art studios, galleries and taquerias while exploring his extensive Chicano art collection. The film is a companion piece to the feature about Cheech in our June 2015 issue Juxtapoz Magazine. Over the past 30 years, Cheech has put together an incredible collection of paintings from the Chicano art movement. A large portion of his collection formed the core of his blockbuster exhibition, Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, which broke attendance records during its groundbreaking 12-city tour to major art museums across the U.S. Some of these paintings were also shown in Selections from the Cheech Marin Collection at LACMA in 2008. An exhibition of small paintings called Chicanitas is currently touring venues in the West. Its next stop is the Vincent Price Art Museum in Los Angeles, opening June 13.