LACMA West is currently showing the Cheech Marin (of Cheech & Chong fame) Collection of Chicano Art. I was able to make it out for a preview and took some pics of the impressive works on display, including my favorite Chaz piece.
Works by Vincent Valdez: “Nothin’ to See Here, Keep on Movin'” 2008 commerating the May Day protest in MacArthur Park in Los Angeles
Vincent Valdez: “Kill the Pachuco Bastard!” 2001 commerating the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 in Los Angeles
Gerorge Yepes: “La Pistola y el Corazon” (The Pistol and the Heart) 2000
“Ano Loco XIV92/ Por Dios y Oro” (Crazy Year XIV92/ For God and Gold) 1993
Don’t miss Chaz Bojorquez and Vincent Valdez speak at LACMA’s Brown Auditorium June 29th, 2008 at 2pm!
The show runs June 15 –November 2, 2008 at LACMA West:
Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A.: Selections from the Cheech Marin Collection
The Cheech Marin collection is notable for classic examples of Chicano art produced from the inception of the Chicano movement to the present, with a concentration in painting from the 1980s and 90s. This exhibition will present significant paintings and works on paper by such Los Angeles-based Chicana/o artists as Carlos Almaraz, Chaz Bojorquez, Diane Gamboa, Gronk, Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, Frank Romero, John Valadez, and Patssi Valdez.