Black Artist Fund Supports Emerging and Established Creatives

Black Artist Fund is a fundraising initiative that provides grants to emerging and established Black artists in an attempt to combat industry inequity. For February, the initiative partnered with e-commerce company 1stDibs to create a Black History Month collection from these creatives’ artworks while giving them subscription-free 1stDibs storefronts for one year. “For many people, especially within America, the idea of pursuing an artistic vision …

Cheech Marin’s Collection of Chicano Art Finds a New Home in Riverside, California

Best known as one half of comedy duo Cheech & Chong, 74-year-old Cheech Marin is also a writer, activist and avid art enthusiast—specifically Chicano art, which he began collecting in the ’80s. A third-generation Mexican American, Marin has shared his impressive 700-piece collection through touring exhibitions in the past, but will be donating almost all of it to the city of Riverside, California for The …

A Retired New York Department of Sanitation Employee’s Stunning Collection of Treasures

Nelson Molina—a retired New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) employee—is responsible for one of the NYC’s most eclectic gallery spaces: the top two floors of a 20,000-square-foot active garbage truck garage filled with treasures he found while on the job. Molina collected the discarded objects (posters, toys, vintage electronics, art, memorabilia and more) on his route, which spanned the blocks between 96th and 110th Streets, …