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Cal State LA presents an exhibition of serigraphic artworks that celebrates the life of the late Richard Duardo, the diversity of his interest, and the central place of the graphic printed image in Los Angeles contemporary culture.
The exhibit's opening reception on Oct. 10 will feature actor and art collector Cheech Marin, who will introduce his recently-published book, Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin. A book signing will follow the talk.
Richard Duardo, the inventor of "Latino Pop," was a pivotal figure in the Chicano Arts community. Richard's art utilized pop culture images and was often political, utilizing serigraphy and a graphic sensibility that reflected his interest in capturing the energy of sub-cultures, such as punk, rave and street art. As a master printmaker, he produced for David Hockney, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Frank Romero, Keith Haring and Gary Panter, among others. Richard was a uniquely generous artist who is fondly remembered as a promoter of young talent.
Cheech Marin holds one of the largest private collections of Chicano art in the United States. Marin worked on several projects with Duardo, including a nationwide tour of prints, which included paintings owned by Marin.