Cheech Marin, best known as a comedian and actor as well as a director and musician, here showcases his monumental collection of Chicano art in a landmark book that will be accompanied by a blockbuster exhibition currently touring the U.S. Featuring over 30 artists' work, including Gronk, Patssi Valdex and Carlos Almaraz, these paintings depict Hispanic culture, religion and politics with brilliant color and emotion. With incisive essays by leading scholars that describe the origins of Chicano art, this is work that is on the cutting edge of contemporary art.
Cheech Marin, a performer for 30 years, made his name in the much loved Cheech and Chong films before going on to star in Nash Bridges. Over the years Marin has worked tirelessly to gain the Chicano art movement recognition and exposure, becoming its greatest spokesperson. He currently holds the world's largest private collection of Chicano art.