Chicano Dream
The Cheech Marin Collection
(1980-2010)

Exhibition of Cheech Marin's The Chicano Collection/
La Colección Chicana at Musée d'Aquitaine
(June 27 - October 26, 2014)

“Chicano art is American art. My goal is to bring the term ‘Chicano’ to the forefront of the art world,” said Marin.  “Using the most advanced technology available today, we have created important artistic expressions of the American experience as ‘time capsules’ to embed into top U.S. art collections and to expose them to the widest audience possible.”

CARLOS ALAMARAZ

CARMEN LOMAS GARZA

MARGARET GARCIA

MARGARET GARCIA

MELESIO CASAS

To advance Chicano art as a recognized school of American art and to increase public accessibility to this body of work in cities nationwide, Cheech Marin has spearheaded a project that produced limited-edition digital reproductions (gicleés) of paintings by 26 prominent Chicano artists.

The project utilized sophisticated digital printing to create only 115 sets of the 26 archival-quality prints. Packaged in commemorative portfolio cases, each set will be accompanied by original linocut-print portraits of the artists by Artemio Rodriguez, a DVD of a short film produced to document the groundbreaking project, and an introductory essay by Chon A. Noriega, PhD of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

The prints depict urban life and the Chicano experience that date between 1969 and 2001. Paintings selected to be reproduced as prints were primarily drawn from Marin’s collection and include artists Carlos Almaraz, Frank Romero, Patssi Valdez, George Yepes, Rupert García, Leo Limón, Margaret García and Eloy Torrez. 

FRANK ROMEO

VINCENT VALDEZ

PATSSI VALDEZ

GILBERT MAGU LUJAN

To help raise funds for the 2014 celebration of the 50-year partnership between the City of Los Angeles and its French Sister City, Bordeaux, Cheech Marin has designated the donation of one limited-edition portfolio of unframed fine art prints, printed by Richard Duardo, from The Chicano Collection / La Colección Chicana. Proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Sister Cities of Los Angeles, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to support this yearlong cultural exchange.

Of the 50 sets to be donated, Cheech has distributed 25 to date, and has 25 more to donate (in addition to the aforementioned one for sale, he will donate one to the Musee d' Aquitaine Bordeaux). Recipients to date include the Smithsonian, LACMA, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Otis College of Art & Design, Duke University, National Museum of Mexican Art, and San Antonio Museum of Art.

www.thechicanocollection.net

Musée d'Aquitaine
20 Cours Pasteur,
33000 Bordeaux, France

June 27 - October 26, 2014
Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, except holidays.
From 11am to 6pm.

http://www.musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.fr/

 

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