This video interview with Cheech Marin (Cheech and Chong) features music from Chicago Afrobeat Project.

Simmy Swinder of LA Centric Magazine interviews writer, director, and comedian Cheech Marin at his Pacific Palisades home. They talk about Cheech’s past and present motivations behind collecting and promoting Chicano art, and take a tour of his home to see the sizable private collection he amassed. They discuss his role in Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, an exhibition which he organized with curator René Yañez and which toured 15 cities between 2001 and 2007. These days, Cheech is partnering with Thomas Paul Fine Art to raise the profile of Chicano artists by setting up lectures, writing, and bringing Chicano art to major art fairs. Watch the interview here!

Actor and collector Cheech Marin discusses Chicano Art and Art of the New America, a division of Thomas Paul Fine Art Gallery, while at home in the Pacific Palisades. Interested in any of the artists mentioned, please contact the gallery at:

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