Cheech Marin holding Wayne Alaniz Healy’s Una Tarde en Meoqui (An Afternoon in Meoqui), 1991.

ETHAN KAMINSKY

An idol for generations of comedians, actors, and cannabis enthusiasts, Cheech Marin is truly a man who needs no introduction, but some may be unaware that beyond his personal artistic pursuits he has long been a formidable collector of Chicano art: he reportedly owns some 700 pieces. In 2017 the city of Riverside, east of Los Angeles, announced that it was drawing up preliminary plans to open a Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture, and Industry to showcase his collection. “The intimates call it The Cheech,” he told the Los Angeles Times, with a joking nod to Eli and Edythe L. Broad’s art venue.

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Cheech Marin

Location:
Los Angeles

Source of wealth:
Actor

Collecting area:
Chicano art

Top 200 appearance:
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Fun fact:

“When you see good art you know it—at least I know it,” Marin once told the New York Times.