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Thomas Paul Fine Art at Houston Fine Art Fair

Thomas Paul with Cheech Marin

Thomas Paul Fine Art is pleased to announce that we will be showing at this year’s Houston Fine Art Fair, September 14th-16th, with esteemed Chicano art patron and Hollywood legend Cheech Marin. This is our third fair this summer with Cheech’s presence and Art of the New America as a division of TPFA.

Cheech is the largest collector of Chicano art, and has been the most generous patron of the movement as a whole. The artwork presented by Thomas Paul Fine Art and the Art of the New America at the Houston Fine Art Fair will feature some of the finest work by the next generation of Chicano artists. These works push past what we comprehend to be Chicano art, and offer entirely new perspectives that capture the experience of living in between cultures.

To register for a complimentary one-day pass to the 2012 Houston Fine Art Fair, please follow this link: thomaspaulgallery.eventbrite.com

Cheech Marin on Bringing Chicano Art East With an Exhibition at This Weekend’s ArtHamptons


by Benjamin Sutton

Published: July 12, 2012

The biggest honoree at this weekend's ArtHamptons art fair — the first of this summer's big art events on Long Island — will be Cheech Marin, one half of the seminal stoner comedy duo Cheech and Chong, and the world's foremost collector of Chicano art. In addition to receiving the distinction of Arts Patron of the Year and celebrating his birthday with a big opening night bash, Marin has filled Los Angeles gallery Thomas Paul Fine Art's booth at the fair with works by young Chicano artists. With the works safely installed and his birthday party preparations underway — he turns 66 on Friday — Marin spoke to ARTINFO about bringing Chicano art east, and how he decided to become a champion of the under-appreciated genre in the first place.

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